Today, Banham Zoo in Norfolk was visited by 30 Reception Class children, including Pickle. I went as one of the parent helpers. I was with 2 (grown up) friends and between us we had 9 children to supervise.
The above photo of the giraffe is the only one I found time to take, but we did see many more animals.
The tigers were a great favourite, although our group will tomorrow be telling their teacher that
'lots of tigers STINK'.
Although this was somewhat true, what we actually meant were
'many species of tigers are now sadly EXTINCT'
but they chose not to hear that version.
The other amazing fact our group picked up from the visit was that Fennec Foxes lay eggs, at least the same size as themselves, if not bigger.
Whose bright idea was it to have 4 ostrich eggs in the Fox enclosure anyway.
There are now at least 9 children in Suffolk who think these foxes hatch from eggs.
I must speak to the teacher before the children do!