On Friday 26th March, Year 3 and Year 4 enjoyed a trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster. We saw so many different animals during our stroll around the park and we took lots of photographs. Take a look below at our photos.
We were really excited when we arrived because YWP had just got a new resident, Nobby the Polar Bear
Unfortunately, he didn't come very close to us as he was still settling in, but he was still amazing to see, especially for the people who were seeing him for the first time. He was so much bigger than we expected!
FACT: Polar bears are the largest land carnivores in the world, rivalled only by the Kodiak brown bears of south-western Alaska.
FACT: Polar bears are marine mammals, and spend much of their time on Arctic sea ice. Many adaptations make polar bears uniquely suited to life in icy habitats.
FACT: Their fur is thicker than any other bears’ and covers even their feet for warmth and traction on ice.
FACT: They are excellent swimmers.
FACT: Polar bears have black skin to absorb heat and white fur to blend in with their environment.
This was certainly a great trip for the children and staff. We had so much fun looking at and learning about the wonderful wildlife. There really was so much to see and do we could have stayed another day!