Download
slide1 n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Your day at ZSL London Zoo PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Your day at ZSL London Zoo

Your day at ZSL London Zoo

493 Views Download Presentation
Download Presentation

Your day at ZSL London Zoo

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

    Slide 2:Your day at ZSL London Zoo

    Find out what to expect from a day at the Zoo Think about how you will make the day enjoyable for yourself, others and the animals! This PowerPoint presentation is designed to help you prepare you class for a visit to ZSL London Zoo. It includes information about the sorts of things you might encounter when at the Zoo as well as important points to consider about behaviour and courtesy when at the Zoo. Important points to get across are: Why are they coming to the Zoo? What will they be doing when they get there? Will they be taking part in an education session? What is there session about? When is it? How will they behave when in the zoo? We hope that this presentation will help you achieve these objectives.This PowerPoint presentation is designed to help you prepare you class for a visit to ZSL London Zoo. It includes information about the sorts of things you might encounter when at the Zoo as well as important points to consider about behaviour and courtesy when at the Zoo. Important points to get across are: Why are they coming to the Zoo? What will they be doing when they get there? Will they be taking part in an education session? What is there session about? When is it? How will they behave when in the zoo? We hope that this presentation will help you achieve these objectives.

    Slide 3:Animals

    There are over 600 species of animal at ZSL London Zoo. Here are just some you might encounter The ZSL London Zoo collection includes 107 bird, 62 mammal, 77 reptile, 17 amphibian and 150 fish species. Plus over 200 invertebrate species. The ZSL London Zoo collection includes 107 bird, 62 mammal, 77 reptile, 17 amphibian and 150 fish species. Plus over 200 invertebrate species.

    Slide 4:These are two of the three female gorillas at ZSL London Zoo. Gorillas are the largest of all primates, with an adult male weighing between 350-600 pounds (157-273kg) and slightly smaller adult females weighing between 150-300 pounds (66-136kg). They have large canine teeth and muscular arms but are actually very gentle and sociable animals. These are two of the three female gorillas at ZSL London Zoo. Gorillas are the largest of all primates, with an adult male weighing between 350-600 pounds (157-273kg) and slightly smaller adult females weighing between 150-300 pounds (66-136kg). They have large canine teeth and muscular arms but are actually very gentle and sociable animals.

    Slide 5:One of the rockhopper penguins which can be found at the penguin pool, alongside the African penguins. The smallest of the crested penguins, rock hopper penguins are noisy, feisty and protective of their young. They lay two eggs and only the larger one hatches, to be raised by both parents. Chicks then huddle together in crches until they moult and head out to sea.One of the rockhopper penguins which can be found at the penguin pool, alongside the African penguins. The smallest of the crested penguins, rock hopper penguins are noisy, feisty and protective of their young. They lay two eggs and only the larger one hatches, to be raised by both parents. Chicks then huddle together in crches until they moult and head out to sea.

    Slide 6:An emerald tree boa. One of the many snakes in the Reptile House.An emerald tree boa. One of the many snakes in the Reptile House.

    Slide 7:A golden headed lion tamarin in the Rainforest lookout. Tamarins are tiny monkeys. Their long thin fingers extract grubs from cracks in the trees although their main diet is fruit and tree gum. Grooming is an important social activity and they even pick each others teeth. Attractive features have led to their use in the pet trade, but logging is the major factor in their decline - 96 per cent of their habitat has been destroyed. However, they are now part of an international breeding programme.A golden headed lion tamarin in the Rainforest lookout. Tamarins are tiny monkeys. Their long thin fingers extract grubs from cracks in the trees although their main diet is fruit and tree gum. Grooming is an important social activity and they even pick each others teeth. Attractive features have led to their use in the pet trade, but logging is the major factor in their decline - 96 per cent of their habitat has been destroyed. However, they are now part of an international breeding programme.

    Slide 8:One of the blue morpho butterflies that can be found in the Butterfly House.One of the blue morpho butterflies that can be found in the Butterfly House.

    Slide 9:There are two Sumatran tigers at ZSL London Zoo, Sarah and Lumpur. This is Lumpur, the male. Their stripes provide good camouflage in the tropical forests where they would normally live. They also have spots on the back of their ears that they use for signaling. Sumatran tigers are smaller and darker than the Amur (Siberian) tigers that are kept at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.There are two Sumatran tigers at ZSL London Zoo, Sarah and Lumpur. This is Lumpur, the male. Their stripes provide good camouflage in the tropical forests where they would normally live. They also have spots on the back of their ears that they use for signaling. Sumatran tigers are smaller and darker than the Amur (Siberian) tigers that are kept at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

    Slide 10:Dyeing poison arrow frog. These amphibians ooze poison through their skin as a defence. The colourful patterns are a warning sign to predators.Dyeing poison arrow frog. These amphibians ooze poison through their skin as a defence. The colourful patterns are a warning sign to predators.

    Slide 11:A meerkat on lookout duty. Highly sociable, these mongooses live in extensive burrow systems. One of the group acts as sentry on a high vantage point, while the others forage for food. Black hair around their eyes enables them to scan the bright sky for predators and a variety of calls warns the group to hide when danger is near.A meerkat on lookout duty. Highly sociable, these mongooses live in extensive burrow systems. One of the group acts as sentry on a high vantage point, while the others forage for food. Black hair around their eyes enables them to scan the bright sky for predators and a variety of calls warns the group to hide when danger is near.

    Slide 12:One of ZSL London Zoos Chapmans zebra. Zebra are social animals, living in large herds. They mix freely with groups of other grazing animals such as wildebeest. Together they form an effective early warning system against predators, such as lions and hyenas. One of ZSL London Zoos Chapmans zebra. Zebra are social animals, living in large herds. They mix freely with groups of other grazing animals such as wildebeest. Together they form an effective early warning system against predators, such as lions and hyenas.

    Slide 13:Raja the Komodo dragon. Komodo dragons have saliva laced with deadly bacteria. Having ambushed their prey, they often wait for the animal to die from the infections caused by the wounds. Young dragons hatch from eggs and live in trees for up to five years to escape adult dragons who might eat them. Raja the Komodo dragon. Komodo dragons have saliva laced with deadly bacteria. Having ambushed their prey, they often wait for the animal to die from the infections caused by the wounds. Young dragons hatch from eggs and live in trees for up to five years to escape adult dragons who might eat them.

    Slide 14:Ellish is one of the three female giraffes at ZSL London Zoo. Surprisingly, giraffes have the same number of bones in the neck as we do seven. Valves in neck prevent blood rushing to the head when they bend down to drink. Babies stand at about two metres at birth - their horns lie flat at birth and pop up several days later.Ellish is one of the three female giraffes at ZSL London Zoo. Surprisingly, giraffes have the same number of bones in the neck as we do seven. Valves in neck prevent blood rushing to the head when they bend down to drink. Babies stand at about two metres at birth - their horns lie flat at birth and pop up several days later.

    Slide 15:Places and activities

    There are many different places to discover and explore at the Zoo. There are also live events throughout the day. Check your dayplanner when you arrive - you might just be lucky enough to see one! Dayplanners can be picked up from the main entrance when you arrive. They contain a map of the Zoo and information about the live events that will be happening throughout the day. There is also an events board with this information by the main entrance.Dayplanners can be picked up from the main entrance when you arrive. They contain a map of the Zoo and information about the live events that will be happening throughout the day. There is also an events board with this information by the main entrance.

    Slide 16:Butterfly Paradise

    Walking through a giant caterpillar, you will be immersed into a world of amazing and beautiful butterflies and moths from around the globe. Lose yourself in the rich variety of species as they delicately flutter around you, seeking out plants on which to feed and rest.Walking through a giant caterpillar, you will be immersed into a world of amazing and beautiful butterflies and moths from around the globe. Lose yourself in the rich variety of species as they delicately flutter around you, seeking out plants on which to feed and rest.

    Slide 17:The Blackburn Pavilion

    Take flight to the Blackburn Pavilion, and be transported to our wonderful tropical walk-through! Come nose-to-beak with exotic toucans, soaring starlings, kooky kookaburras, plush partridges and, of course, exquisite Hummingbirds. The new exhibit will allow you to enter a world of lush rainforest foliage and waterfalls, and catch flashes of colour from the vast array of beaks, wings, and feathers fluttering on display, with many free flying around their new tropical home. Take flight to the Blackburn Pavilion, and be transported to our wonderful tropical walk-through! Come nose-to-beak with exotic toucans, soaring starlings, kooky kookaburras, plush partridges and, of course, exquisite Hummingbirds. The new exhibit will allow you to enter a world of lush rainforest foliage and waterfalls, and catch flashes of colour from the vast array of beaks, wings, and feathers fluttering on display, with many free flying around their new tropical home.

    Slide 18:Clore Rainforest Lookout

    Explore a rainforest canopy and watch tiny monkeys dart around in the treetops while birds flit between branches, sloths snooze and agoutis forage on the forest floor. This exhibit brings down the barriers between animals and visitors by creating a basement-to-rooftop South American rainforest under a translucent roof. You will have the unique opportunity to wander around a tropical rain forest at canopy and forest floor level. Explore a rainforest canopy and watch tiny monkeys dart around in the treetops while birds flit between branches, sloths snooze and agoutis forage on the forest floor. This exhibit brings down the barriers between animals and visitors by creating a basement-to-rooftop South American rainforest under a translucent roof. You will have the unique opportunity to wander around a tropical rain forest at canopy and forest floor level.

    Slide 19:Meet the Monkeys

    The Meet the Monkeys enclosure covers an area of 1500m and has been built to house a breeding group of black-capped squirrel monkeys in a habitat designed to recreate the Bolivian rainforests as closely as possible in the centre of London. It also provides inspiration for adults and children to find their inner monkey in a specially designed 'play area' which highlights some of the tools and movements our monkeys use to navigate their The Meet the Monkeys enclosure covers an area of 1500m and has been built to house a breeding group of black-capped squirrel monkeys in a habitat designed to recreate the Bolivian rainforests as closely as possible in the centre of London. It also provides inspiration for adults and children to find their inner monkey in a specially designed 'play area' which highlights some of the tools and movements our monkeys use to navigate their

    Slide 20:Animals in Action

    Prepare for action as some of our flying, leaping and climbing animals show off their natural skills. The animals in action team will introduce you a whole host of animals at the Amphitheatre at the heart of ZSL London Zoo. This is a unique opportunity where visitors virtually come face to face with the animals, see them in full action, learn more about individual species and understand some of the training that they undertake here at ZSL London Zoo. Check your day planner for show times.Prepare for action as some of our flying, leaping and climbing animals show off their natural skills. The animals in action team will introduce you a whole host of animals at the Amphitheatre at the heart of ZSL London Zoo. This is a unique opportunity where visitors virtually come face to face with the animals, see them in full action, learn more about individual species and understand some of the training that they undertake here at ZSL London Zoo. Check your day planner for show times.

    Slide 21:Peckish penguins

    A whole fish in one gulp? Not a problem for these zoo favourites! At ZSL London Zoo we have both black-footed and rockhopper penguins, who form a great little community at the heart of the Zoo. If you want to catch up with them at their finest, plus find out a little bit more about the care and attention that they receive from our experienced keepers, make sure you get yourselves down to the penguin pool for feeding times! You will also be able to meet a member of the keeping team and Ask the Explainer". Please refer to your day planner for exact times. A whole fish in one gulp? Not a problem for these zoo favourites! At ZSL London Zoo we have both black-footed and rockhopper penguins, who form a great little community at the heart of the Zoo. If you want to catch up with them at their finest, plus find out a little bit more about the care and attention that they receive from our experienced keepers, make sure you get yourselves down to the penguin pool for feeding times! You will also be able to meet a member of the keeping team and Ask the Explainer". Please refer to your day planner for exact times.

    Slide 22:Spider Talk

    Get up close and personal with one of our bird-eating spiders in the B.U.G.S! Exhibit. Check your day planner for times on the day.Get up close and personal with one of our bird-eating spiders in the B.U.G.S! Exhibit. Check your day planner for times on the day.

    Slide 23:Megabugs!

    Get closer than you ever thought possible to some of our incredible invertebrates. Have you ever got up close and personal to a giant millipede, discovered the inner secrets of a hissing cockroach or delved a little deeper into the world of snails? Come to the B.U.G.S! exhibit for a unique experience into the incredible invertebrate presentation that is Megabugs. There will also be a chance to Ask the Explainer anything youd like to know about these incredible creatures. Please check times on the day of your visit.Get closer than you ever thought possible to some of our incredible invertebrates. Have you ever got up close and personal to a giant millipede, discovered the inner secrets of a hissing cockroach or delved a little deeper into the world of snails? Come to the B.U.G.S! exhibit for a unique experience into the incredible invertebrate presentation that is Megabugs. There will also be a chance to Ask the Explainer anything youd like to know about these incredible creatures. Please check times on the day of your visit.

    Slide 24:Education Sessions

    You may also be taking part in an education session at the Zoo. If so, then find out from your teacher what you will be learning about. Ask your teacher what this will be about. If you have booked an educational session for your class, a classroom and Education Officer will be reserved specifically for you. Please refer to your booking confirmation letter for details of your session.If you have booked an educational session for your class, a classroom and Education Officer will be reserved specifically for you. Please refer to your booking confirmation letter for details of your session.

    Slide 25:Enjoy your day!

    Please make sure that you, the animals and the other visitors have a great day a the Zoo by remembering the following It is Zoo policy that all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, therefore ALL school groups must be supervised at all times throughout their trip. If any group is unsupervised, teachers will be tannoyed and asked to rejoin their group. Please ensure pupils know who will be supervising them during the trip. Pupils must understand the standard of behaviour expected of them and why rules must be followed. We will ask schools to leave ZSL London Zoo if their behaviour threatens the welfare of the animals or the enjoyment of other visitors. It is Zoo policy that all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, therefore ALL school groups must be supervised at all times throughout their trip. If any group is unsupervised, teachers will be tannoyed and asked to rejoin their group. Please ensure pupils know who will be supervising them during the trip. Pupils must understand the standard of behaviour expected of them and why rules must be followed. We will ask schools to leave ZSL London Zoo if their behaviour threatens the welfare of the animals or the enjoyment of other visitors.

    Slide 26:Wet weather

    It is not always sunny at ZSL London Zoo! Please check the weather forecast beforehand and bring suitable clothing and footwear ZSL London Zoo covers 36 acres of land, much of which is outdoors. Sensible footwear and rucksacks for packed lunches are advised. Children should be prepared for all weathers, however some exhibits at the Zoo are undercover and can offer relief from the rain!ZSL London Zoo covers 36 acres of land, much of which is outdoors. Sensible footwear and rucksacks for packed lunches are advised. Children should be prepared for all weathers, however some exhibits at the Zoo are undercover and can offer relief from the rain!

    Slide 27:Shhh!

    To see the animals and watch them behaving naturally, visitors must be very quiet

    Slide 28:Feeding

    Our animals are fed a balanced diet. Feeding them extra food can harm them, so please dont give them your lunch!

    Slide 29:Litter

    Litter can get into the enclosures and harm animals Please use the bins provided There are plenty of bins and recycling points all around the site, so please help keep ZSL London Zoo tidy!There are plenty of bins and recycling points all around the site, so please help keep ZSL London Zoo tidy!

    Slide 30:Other visitors

    Respect other visitors in the Zoo, so that everyone can have a great day out!

    Slide 31:Enjoy your day at ZSL London Zoo!

    Thank you for taking the time to prepare your pupils for their visit. We look forward to seeing you!Thank you for taking the time to prepare your pupils for their visit. We look forward to seeing you!