Iceworld explorers

Sixty children from a Kingswinford primary school became explorers for the day as they discovered all about the native animals of the Arctic and Antarctic during an Iceworld workshop.

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The pupils, from Glynne Primary School, visited DZG as part of their curriculum and were taught all about the extreme habitats by education staff.

With a particular focus on penguins, Presenter Pam Midwood, told them how life can be tough for a penguin in Antarctica, and revealed some of the other animals who live in these cold climates, before introducing the class to the Discovery Centre’s resident chinchilla, Muffin – a species which has adapted to the chilly habitat with their soft, dense fur. 

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The pupils also visited the zoo’s Humboldt penguins – the UK’s largest parent reared colony – and found out how everyone can do little things everyday to help protect them.