17th May 2015: Chester Zoo- Darwin Discovery Day

More than 40 Wildlife Explorers and their parents visited Chester Zoo for a special Darwin Discovery Day.

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The group followed a trail devised to replicate the historic voyage of The Beagle and we were accompanied by Captain Fitzroy and the eminent Mr Charles Darwin (as well as two naughty cabin boys!)

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The voyage encompassed many different countries round the world and a whole host of incredible animals. Explorers completed quiz questions   and a bingo sheet and they were also challeneged to do impressions of flamingos and a dodo!

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Incredibly the group were present to watch the first feeding of the Komodo Dragon for a month.

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Other highlights included watching the penguins underwater, the incredible birds flying round the Tropical Realm and navigating our way through the Fruit Bat Forest.

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The afternoon was spent at leisure exploring the parts of the zoo our voyage had not covered – favourites being the Orang Utans, the Jaguars and the Elephants.

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Thanks to everyone who travelled to spend the day with us and to our Leaders for their hard work devising and guiding the trail.

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