October 7th, 2010 6:00 pm

I went on a visit to Marwell Zoo with the school.

When we got there we got into our groups and my group headed off to the penguins. They  were about 2 feet tall and sort of white, but with black bits smudged everywhere, with orange-brown beaks. Some were swimming and some were on the rocks surrounding the pond.

We next went to see some cheetahs outside in their enclosure – they were watching the wild horses on the other side of the fence. Then we went to the giraffes, which were very tall! We saw one in a big house and then went outside to see it. I got very close to it.

After that we went to a ‘bat’ house which was very dark. There were fruit bats in there who were after the fruit hanging from the trees, and big bats with bodies the size of a dinner plate.

We saw a tiger, which was from China, according to the sign, and which was endangered.

After our packed lunch, we saw some secretary birds in an enclosure – they are gray, with red feathers around their face. Unfortunately, we saw a little chick which seemed to have fallen from it’s nest in a tree and had died.

Back in our groups we then went off the the rhinos, which were as big as a car, with skin which was all gray and shrinkled with two big horns on their noses.

On our way back we saw cute meercats which had babies, some of who were burrowing, white-tigers, kangaroos and warthogs but we had to get back to the coach to take us back to school.

I drew some pictures as we were walking round the zoo.

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5 Responses to “Marwell Zoo”

  1. Liz Says:

    A fabulous account of your day Morgan. You super-star : ) LYLLM x

  2. Irene Says:

    Morgan! it’s so great to see all the things that you have been up to! :) that dinosaur display you made was AMAZING! and all those facts you know about dinosaurs! WOW!! plus all those drawings.. so impressive!! lots of love to you poppit! xxxxx

  3. Daddy Says:

    What a lot you remembered about your visit Morgan – very impressed :-) well done and looking forward to seeing your pictures x

  4. Nan Says:

    Enjoyed reading everything and especially the drawings.
    Would hvae liked to have been at the museum with you. Sure you could have explained all about the inosaurs to us.
    Nan says she is not sorry to have missed the bats, she does not like them.
    Seen you swimming, so know how wonderfully well you are getting on.
    Was lovely to see you in Devon and also at home.
    Nan& Grandad.

  5. Nan Says:

    Sorry, do know how to spell have!
    AND dinosaur does begin with D.

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