Zoo School Wednesday: Desert Animals

Today the girls attended Zoo School Wednesday at the Akron Zoo. The topic was desert animals.

We normally think of deserts as being hot, but there is such a thing as a cold desert, too. Antarctica is a good example of a cold desert.

They saw the Galapagos tortoises, the leopard gecko, and the rose-haired tarantula (named, appropriately, Rose).

They also saw and touched a turtle named Little One.

They made stand-up picture cards of deserts. Some kids drew theirs, and others glued pictures onto the cards.

Some of the topics discussed were: growing cacti, being sandy, less than 10″ of precipitation a year, being hot.

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