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Term 2

How exciting!
First we stopped off to see the lions. We were fortunate to meet the lady who looks after them. She told us about how they feed the lions at Bristol Zoo. Apparently the keepers hide the lions' food so they have to find it themselves. This is so they do not get too lazy. Then she asked a funny question. She asked if any of the children would like to be their breakfast! It was even funnier when our all our group put up their hands! I think she was extremely surprised. 
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Next we saw some Red Pandas. They were quite small but had really friendly faces.
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The twilight section was right next to the pandas. We did not go inside but still managed to get excited when the bats came really close. 
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As we walked around the corner we came across the giant tortoises.
After that we discovered 'The Reptile House'. Inside was very warm to create the right kind of habitat for the animals. As they were behind glass it was as if we could reach out and touch them.
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On our way to the Education Centre we saw some Warty pigs and had to take a detour to see the other animals as some workmen were building a new cafe.
At last we got to the education centre where we met our expert from Bristol Zoo. He told us many things about carnivores, omnivores and herbivores. He also told us about the different kind of teeth they need to rip, chew and pull their food. We saw different kinds of animals and we got to hold them and stroke them. The chinchilla had incredibly soft fur and this is why people wanted to make coats out of them! River was the name of the chinchilla we saw. 
We all had a fabulous day at Bristol Zoo. As we started our journey home we were tired yet still had much to look back on. We would all recommend Bristol Zoo as a great school trip!
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