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Easter Camp: Welcome to the jungle!

During this day, the kids had done a lot of activities and they were able to see the different characteristics that only animals living in the jungle have.

 

They have done a lot of activities, like preparing some food for the giant turtle, preparing some wood with food coloring for the Macaw or painting a paper box to put some leaves for the Tiger.  

 

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Easter Camp: Habitats of the world

During this past Easter week, we did an Easter Camp last 4 days where the young kids discovered about the environments different animals are adapted to. We have prepared enrichment for different animals, we learned curiosities and we talked with the Educators about things we can do to help the animals live better.

Every day was a new habitat, so we entered the Shael Sabana, we visit the animals from the Forest, we entered the jungle and finally we learned things about animals from the desert.

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Let’s start the Project: Save the Fartet

During this school year, fewer schools from Barcelona will develop a project called: “Save the Fartet”. With that project Delta del Llobregat consortium and Zoo wants to raise awareness about this endangered species, because they are disappearing from our lakes and make sure they take part on this plan. Other objectives that we have with this project, is to make sure they have more surface to live and to increase the Fartet’s population.

 

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Biodiversity Workshop with IES La Guineueta

Some pupils from IES La Guineueta had come to visit us and to do some work related with the biodiversity. They have done work groups to learn the main characteristic of some animals, they have studied the phylogenetic ordination and they discovered what a dichotomus key is and they learned how to use it.  

 

 

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CIUTAT COMTAL LIONS HAVE VISITED US!

P4 students from Ciutat Comtal School have visited Barcelona's Zoo to discover wild animals through games and activities. They have learned where they live and what they eat. In addition, they have visited the animals they studied, and of course they paid more attention to the lions explanation, because it's the name of their class.

 

 

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Sant Miquel discover the functioning of the zoo

Just before Easter Break, Sant Miquel School’s pupils came to visit us and discover how we work indoors. They were able to visit the vet area and see some kitchens where they prepare all the food for the animals we have.  We had the opportunity to talk with one of the Elephants carer and she explained us everything she does to help them live better.

 

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PAU CLARIS CONTINUES TO IMPROVE THE ZOO!

Today it was their turn to come to the Zoo to see everything the animals need to have good welfare.

Not only are facilities important, so are group or facility mates, food, environmental enrichment programs, veterinary equipment, and a good team of experienced caregivers who can quickly spot any problems or changes in the behavior of the animal.

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PERE IV SCHOOL FINDS AN UNICORN AT THE ZOO!

The boys and girls of P4 of Peter IV would never have thought that they would want a unicorn and less that they could touch one!

All myths begin with a certain part decorated with an invented part, and this is also the case with the unicorn.

With the help of the Zoo educator, they have been researching the myth of the unicorn and have been discovering, little by little, through a story, the real animal that hides behind it.

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FAMILIES ACCOMPANYING FAMILIES

Today some families have come to spend the day together at the Barcelona Zoo !!!

Little by little, they have been discovering some secrets of the Zoo and the animals that live there accompanied by one of the most veteran educators of the Zoo, who knows a thousand and one anecdotes of all the animals they have visited.

They were also able to ask all the questions that came to mind about the animals and the Zoo.

It's been a great day!

 

 

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CATALÒNIA SCHOOL INVESTIGATES THE VERTEBRATES!

Third graders have come to research different characteristics of vertebrates in our workshop!

They have tested their senses as good mammals, discovered the covers of all vertebrates, found the most important parts of each of the vertebrate skeletons, and investigated the types of reproduction and fertilization of each type of vertebrate!

And for those who have gone faster it has given them time to look at what the bones are called, or to reconstruct the reproductive sequence of the animals.