Love your zoo this Half Term!

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21/05/2015

Summer’s almost here so we’re offering a great day out for all ages this half term

As well as showing off over 1000 mammals, birds, reptiles and bugs, we’re supporting BIAZA’s “Love Your Zoo” campaign. BIAZA is the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the advisory and supportive organisation for most of the zoos in the UK. “Love Your Zoo” is an annual week in our calendar when we work hard to promote our work to new visitors and to remind our regular visitors why zoos are so valuable.

From Saturday, 23rd May until Sunday, 31st, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in our “Heart Trail” which involves the discovery of amazing facts about animals’ hearts and how they work. For example (and this isn’t in the trail!), did you know that an octopus has three hearts? There’s prizes, too!

Check out the conservation area in Orangutan Outlook and have a guess at which products contain or don’t contain palm oil – you might be very surprised! Also find out how the production of these items is destroying the orangutans’ natural habitats and how you can help.

There’s a full programme of talks, feeds and displays each day, so make sure you pick up your timetable at Admissions.

You can also take part (for a small charge) in the mini experiences which bring you so much closer to the animals such as feeding giraffes, flying a barn owl or meeting the sealions.  These should be booked in the Amazonia Gift Shop by the Elephant House and are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Have a wonderful half term holiday and remember to “Love Your Zoo”!