Video: Grace and Emily talk about the Werribee Zoo excursion

Hi my name is Emily and this is Grace and we are in year 7. This week the year 7s had the opportunity to visit the Werribee Zoo. This excursion helped broaden our knowledge of animals as part of our year 7 science topic, biology.

During the day, we were lucky enough to enjoy a safari tour. On the tour we saw some rare and amazing animals including Ostriches, Camels, Przewalski’s horse, Antelope, Zebras, Giraffes, Hippopotamuses, Waterbuck, and Rhinoceroses. Whenever we saw a new animal, we learnt lots of interesting facts about each and every one.

As well as the safari, we went on a trail around the entire zoo. Walking along the trail meant we got to see more animals with unique features and names. While we watched the hippos being fed, we had a zoo presenter who shared information about each individual.

After lunch we were lucky enough to have a zoo keeper come out and show us a Madagascan boa and his unique features. As well as hearing new facts we were able to touch the Madagascan boa. Outside of the room, there were multiple animal sculls that we got to hold. With the sculls we were taught how to classify a carnivore, herbivore and omnivore.

Overall, this excursion was an excellent experience, and we recommend everyone to visit.