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Tiger War Winners Visit London Zoo

On the 30th of November 2017, six Year 7 students were treated to an amazing trip to London Zoo. The students were chosen as winners of the various categories from the summer reading project - Tiger Wars.  The lucky students were Dylan, Lucy, Romilly, Shreya, Leila and Kieran.     

At 8:50am, despite it being a bitterly cold day, we set off to London Zoo.  Once we arrived, our first thought was that we would go to the tiger talk later in the day. Our first destination was the Aquarium where there was a vast variety of fish on display.  Next, we visited the Reptile House. The Reptile House is home to an array of wonderful creatures such as snakes, frogs and crocodiles. The Reptile House was
used for an iconic scene in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 

By this point we were all ravenous for some lunch, which we ate at Tiger Territories. Soon after that we decided to attend the Tiger Talk. We saw the beautiful tigers through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The tiger keeper talked about the tigers’ habitats, behaviour and conservation.  

After the talk we visited Gorilla Kingdom. Unfortunately, it got rather cold and the gorillas were put indoors to protect them from the extreme weather. A hot chocolate was certainly well deserved after a long walk around the zoo. 

A spot of shopping was in order. Having bought our souvenirs, we went to the Rainforest exhibit, where we saw monkeys, sloth and bats. My favourite were the piranhas. It was humid and hot which was welcoming after being in the freezing cold. From there we went to the Night Life exhibit. There we saw many nocturnal creatures like bush babies, blind fish and rats. Next, we visited the B.U.G.S (Biodiversity Underpinning Global Survival) exhibit. We saw insects and invertebrates like spiders, beetles, millipedes, ants, scorpions, mosquitoes and bees. There was a diversity of bugs that we were able to see. We discovered how bugs are affected by climate change. 

Without a doubt it was the most enjoyable trip for the six of us. I would like to thank Mrs Bamrah, the Librarian, for accompanying us on this trip.

Dylan - Year 7 Student