What the Y6's learned on our Zoofari visit to Wellington (Feeding…
What the Y6's learned on our Zoofari visit to Wellington
Enrichment Is when animals get there food in a abnormal like some cat and fish ice blocks. It also helps them stay active like if you put some hay in a box from a preys habitat and they will like the smell of food they would like to eat.
Tasmanian Devils get boxes with straw and treats inside for them to find
Otters get frozen iceblocks
Chimps get walnuts to open
Sunbears have lots of things to climb
At he zoo they have special people to help them get the animals food all set up.
The zoo trys not to feed the animals things that they would not find in the wild
Animals only get fresh fruit and veges. There is a chiller for meat and a chiller for fruit and veges. Some people donate things.
500 x animals cost $5000 per week and the chimp's cost $1000 per week out of that $5000. That's 1/5 so its 20% of the food costs go to the chimps.
They kill 1 day old male chicks. Because male chicks can't produce eggs so know one want's them!
sevral cats habitat
dirt -to run around in
and windows so they don't jump out
Bue tongue Lizards habitat
logs -to camflage on to
lights -to keep them warm
dirt - so there feet don't get hurt
kiwi habitats have
dirt - so they can dig there burrows in the ground and find bugs .
wellington zoo has boxes so they can sleep in there
lights -theyre off during the day because so then vistors see them during the day
White Cheeked Gibbons
one Gibbon starts a love song and the other finishes
Giraffes may not have vocal cords
sun bears have layers of fur to save them from being eaten
sun bears like company from other sun bears
Lions roar a lot at night. It can be heard all over town!
Some wee monkeys pee on their hands and wipe it all over themselves. Gross.
Lizards drop their tails when they feel threatened
Lizards : change colour when a animal is hunting them or when they get a fright. They can change very cool colours like polka dots
stick insects comoflage on sticks with there bodies
Thanks to the Warehouse and the Wellington Zoo From The Year 6's at Whitney Street School