We learn everything herbivorous, carnivorous and omnivorous animals eat in their habitat and also how they do it. Some migrate when they can't find them, others feed on herbs, leaves, fruits or seeds. Some have to hunt alone or have more complicated strategies as they hunt in groups. Others have to hibernate when they do not find food in their habitat or accumulate a lot of food when they live in places where there is not much, such as the desert.
Grass, feed, meat, fish, insects, vegetables (zucchini, lettuce, celery, leeks, tomatoes ...), seasonal fruits (apples, pears, bananas, oranges ...) caram how many different types of food !. They are all kept in the warehouse, where the zookeepers and we go to order food for the different animals.
Of course, not everyone eats the same thing, there are herbivores like the elephant, giraffe, giant turtle or rhino, carnivores like lions, crocodiles, meerkats or storks and omnivores like chimpanzees and bears .
During these days the little ones have learned what herbivorous, carnivorous and omnivorous animals eat both in nature and the menu we prepare for them daily at the Zoo.
They have helped us prepare some menus for giant turtles, giraffes, penguins and many others who have loved seeing these children so interested in learning things from them. of course, they have seen some kitchens where the diet of sea lions, birds is prepared ...
Fourth graders have visited us to discover the differentiating features of vertebrate groups!
They have come to delve deeper into the subject as they had worked some animals from each group. So we have reviewed the most important characteristics, reproduction, and feeding, which they have been able to see in front of the animals, and their ecological role !.
ESO first year students visit us to learn about the threats to the planet 's biodiversity.
They have visited different endangered species, they have known the causes and solutions, that is, what scientists are doing to conserve them both in their habitat and in different European zoos like ours. And the importance of education in this regard !.
The educators of the Zoo have explained to them the different degrees of threats, who poses them and how the species visited are currently. And how EEPs and STBs work.
The little ones in P4 are the class of giraffes and have come early in the morning to find the animals that share habitat with them like zebras, wildebeests, ostriches, elephants and lions!
Just as they arrive, the zebras have come out of their stable to greet them! They have seen them up close and the Zoo educator has explained many things about them, we continued to see the wildebeest who were very busy smelling their yard.
When we got to the ostrich we saw that it was very big, and we were told that it was a female that ran a lot because she couldn't fly!
Primary school students visit us to learn many things about different types of animals: how they move, how they breathe, how they are protected, how they live and reproduce depending on habitat type!
They have also known how animals are grouped according to some common characteristics, which they have been able to check with biological material.
Finally, they learned how to differentiate between different groups of animals, always with the help of a Zoo educator who also told them anecdotes and curiosities about animals!
Little P3 scouts have come looking for Tibor, the Sumatran tiger that lives in the Zoo!
They have discovered what their footprints are like, what they eat, how and where they live, how they reproduce, the threats they suffer to their habitat ... And they have been able to prove that it is the largest mammal and feline of all!
They were told that it was a nocturnal animal and that it might be asleep, but they were lucky that when it arrived it was awake and they could see it walking, marking the territory ... and even roaring! What a roaring power!
6th graders have worked on the digestive tracts of mammals, birds and reptiles seeing the differences that exist.
They have also manipulated the different teeth and what their use is and have checked that the different shapes of beaks are tools and that depending on their shape they can feed on fruit, meat, seeds ... Always with the help of the educator of the Zoo that has solved all doubts!
And finally they have worked on reproduction with a few examples of different groups of vertebrates and with biological material.
It has been a discovery!
Kindergarten boys and girls have come to a lot of things about elephants today!
They have discovered what part of the body they use the most and have seen how they do it, where they live, how they live, what they eat, how they reproduce and who our African elephants are.
The Zoo educator explained to them the problems they have in nature, where these elephants come from and why they are at the Zoo.
At the end of the workshop they have said goodbye to the heaviest terrestrial mammal on the planet, a female weighs 4500Kg!