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On Monday 18th May 2015 we went on a school trip to Paignton zoo. First, we travelled by coach, it took a long time!
Once we arrived we put our rucksacks in a safe place and walked into the Education Centre. After that, a lady, called Lisa, gave us a lesson on the rainforest and the different animals found in each layer. At the end of the lesson, we were allowed to touch the animal skeletons, it was very exciting!
Then, we had lunch in the Picnic area, my lunch was scrumptious! In my lunch box I had a tuna sandwich, crunchy apple, crumbly biscuit and orange juice.
Later on, we went to see the monkeys because they are my favourite animal. The monkeys were funny, hairy and VERY loud! They were swinging quickly from the ropes and playing together. Two of the monkeys started to fight because the mother was trying to protect her tiny baby. If you watched closely, you could see how angry she was.
A little bit later, we went on the shiny, blue train but we had to make sure our arms were in the carriage at ALL times so we didn’t get hurt. The train lasted for around five minutes, I really enjoyed the train because it took us around the huge pond and we could see all of the different birds such as stalks, pelicans and flamingos.
A few hours later, we walked through the hot, steamy Reptile centre, it was like walking through a real rainforest. As we walked through, we saw dwarf crocodiles, turtles and snakes. Cautiously, I peered through the class at the dwarf crocodile, I thought it wasn’t alive because it was as still as a scarecrow. Suddenly, it winked at me! I shouted to Michael “He’s alive!” Michael reassured me that the glass was thick so we were safe.
After that, we saw some interesting vertebrates among them were giraffes, elephants and zebras. The giraffe was as tall as the Eiffel tower. Sadly, it was time to go home so we had to walk quietly back to the coach.
Finally, we arrived back at school and we were exhausted! My favourite part of the day was looking at the monkeys because they were funny and made me laugh. I would love to go back to the zoo one day!