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YR Visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park

What an amazing day Reception had at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.  We started our day excited to see our favourite animals. First, we saw the meerkats and next a pride of fierce lions.

We met a pair of addax, one that looked quite like a unicorn with only one horn. Some of our children got very close to the wallabies and their baby joeys which we called ‘pouch potatoes’.

We noticed the wild hogs digging for food with their snouts. Asroboa the monkey from our story ‘The Leopard’s Drum’ showed his super climbing skills by jumping and leaping from branch to branch.

We met so many of the animals from The Leopard's Drum and Handa's Surprise. 

Time to head to the classroom to put our knowledge to the test and learn some more! We practised our roar and learned more about the characteristics of our favourite animals.

We found the other horn, and Onini the python! The camel's winter fur was stinky and, if we listened carefully, the cockroaches hissed like snakes.

Our brave children even held some of the slimy snails.

We were lucky enough to see the lemurs at feeding time and despite the rain, they came up really close.  There were smiles all round regardless of the weather.   The weather brightened up as soon as we met Osebo the leopard. We think he was still upset that Achi Cheri tricked him into losing his drum to the Nyame. He looked up at the sky all day.

We wondered why the polar bear's fur wasn’t as white as we thought it would be.  

Finally, we met Achi Cheri the tortoise, she moved extremely slow. It must have taken her a long time to push Osebo’s drum all the way to Nyame!

We saw many more animals and we had such an exciting day.