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'We have so many
exciting things to do at Wenlock, I want to try them all.'

Year 3 Pupil 2011

Petting Zoo

 Y4 enjoyed visiting the Petting Zoo. The children were able to feed the pygmy goats and pet the Leicester Long Horn sheep. We found out that when their fleece is shorn it weighs about 10kilos. The children had an opportunity to groom a Shetland pony (which was actually a Shetland crossed with an American miniature) and found out that the Bantam chickens prefer the warmth to the cold.

The children then had an opportunity to hold some of the smaller animals. They met Rodney who is a hairless guinea pig. We found out that hairless guinea pigs are used for research purposes because their skin is very similar to human skin.

The children met the tortoise who was very lethargic because of the cold weather and found out that a female ferret is called a gill.

Lastly they looked at a pygmy hedgehog who was also sleepy because of the cold – she prefers her heat lamp!  

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