Year 6 go on safari!

I know it is hard to believe, but these photos were not taken in Africa! They are, in fact, from here in Kent at Port Lympne Wildlife Park. Even the weather has been sub-Saharan (well, nearly!). Year 6 had the whole safari experience on a jeep tour, sighting many rare animals in settings much like their wild habitats. 

They learned about endangered species and the park’s efforts to conserve these animals. They were fascinated to discover that some of their furry friends, born and bred in Port Lympne, would need to pack their passports as they would soon be released into the wild in Africa. 

Ollie, Year 6, commented on the day, “I am a huge animal person. I loved seeing how the animals acted especially watching two tigers feeding. I got to see some of my favourite animals like the giraffe, zebra, water buffalo and wildebeest! It was so enjoyable.”

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