This year I got to work on an independent project with my zoo teacher, Nancy. I designed and built a model habitat for Golden Lion Tamarins. Today, I went to the Stone Zoo and gave my “Grand Opening” speech and presented my work. Nancy put my exhibit on display in the Animal Discovery Center. It will be there all summer. Now whenever visitors walk in they will see it! My sign and blueprints are on display too. I hope that people love and try to protect these cute creatures after seeing my exhibit.
Today I went to my zoo class on otters. We learned all about otters. Their fur is waterproof and they have webbed feet and slender bodies. They’re great swimmers! We played a game where we pretended to be otters and had to collect food and try to survive. I collected 58 of the 60 lbs an adult otter needs to survive for one month in the winter. We also got to visit the river otter at the zoo and feed her carrots. She balanced a carrot on her head, because her mouth was full, and swam to shore. Nancy, my zoo teacher, said the trainers taught her how to do that. It was really funny.
I went to my zoo class today. I learned all about canines like the Mexican Gray Wolf that’s on one of my bookmarks. I got to watch the teacher feed the coyotes frozen mice. Yuck! I touched a wolf’s skull and an arctic fox’s fur. I also made a red fox puppet. I named her “Alexandra”. I’m so glad the zoo has such awesome classes! After class I delivered more bookmarks in the dark!
My name is Anna Rose and I am 8 years old. I have a little brother, Dylan, and 2 pets, a dog named Karma, and a Betta Fish named Blaze. I love animals and I want to do whatever I can to help them.