Year 2 welcomed Mark Amey of Amey Zoo to Gayhurst today. Mark, who has extensive knowledge and understanding of all sorts of exotic animals brought a few of his non-furry friends to meet the girls and boys of Year 2.
Mark, a passionate conservationist, explained, to the riveted year group, how we can all do our bit to conserve the wildlife that is so crucial to the survival of the earth.
Mark started his talk with a Gastropod (a snail) and then showed the children, a hissing cockroach, a millipede, a stick insect, an eyelash gheko, an African bullfrog, a Scorpion, a tarantula, a blue tongued skink and a jungle carpet python.
The children learnt all about how animals defend themselves from prey, how and what they eat and the impact they have on the environment. Year 2 also learnt about what happens when such animals are removed from their natural homes or indeed, introduced to an unnatural habitat.
After fielding many questions, Mark packed away his menagerie into their boxes and pillowcase temporary homes, to take them back to their many friends at Amey Zoo.