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Year 11 Biology students visit Australia Zoo


On Monday 9 October the Year 11 Biology students visited Australia Zoo to study animal behaviour and the role of zoos. We had a wonderful – but hot day, meeting some friendly Australian animals as soon as we entered the zoo. Some of our students held a blue-tongued lizard, patted a woma python, made friends with red and grey kangaroos, discovered how soft a koala is and a couple of students even rode a camel! We watched the bird and crocodile shows in the Crocoseum which were followed by a Tribe Talk with an education officer and bird trainer. Most of us wanted to high-5 the Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo, Luca, who joined us. The tiger show was amazing, showing how natural and learned behaviours can be utilised to help a blind tiger. I think some of the students were trying to figure out how they could bring home a meerkat or an otter after we learned how enrichment activities benefit them.

Our Biology class had a rewarding visit to Australia Zoo, leaving with fond memories, souvenirs and even some knowledge about the function and role of zoos!

Katie Corbett
Maths/Science Teacher