This week we ended our Planet earth topic with a day out at Marwell Zoo.  Despite the rain we had a fascinating day and learnt loads about penguins, did you know that the Humbolt penguin lives on the southwest coast of South America and are one of the few birds to not have hollow bones.

For most of us the highlight was watching the antics of the macaques chasing each other and enjoying the brief spell when the rain stopped.

At the end of the day we had a thoughtful discussion on the purpose of zoos and the morality of keeping animals in captivity.  What do you think?


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