Year 3 students from Faith Lutheran College experienced the thrill of spending a wild night at the Adelaide Zoo their 2020 camp, the ‘Year 3 Zoo Snooze’ last week. The overnight stay included educational sessions highlighting to the children important animal and habitat conservation issues and engaged students in a range of activities including a live animal close-up with a lizard called Henrietta and a leaf insect, plus an exciting torch-lit night walk to view the serval, fennec foxes, tree kangaroos and coati.
During the afternoon the children explored the Zoo in small groups with parent helpers during the day while seeking out specific Zoo animals to research and complete a report on their findings. “We also had a morning walk before the zoo opened. We watched the apes and they were play fighting. The lions were roaring to each other. The baby giraffe was eating her breakfast. We saw the Tasmanian devil. The pandas were playing and Funi was hunting for food in the tyre swing,” shared Mrs Ide.