Zoo trip!

Hello all, please feel free to join us today as we go on a virtual trip to the zoo!
You should already have access to Zoo trip guide for today so feel free to join at your leisure and to add comments on this post as you work through our tour.

This post will be updated at the times for each stop, so we will begin at 9 a.m.
Alternatively, you may wish to follow along on Twitter so please check in via the Primary 2 class Twitter account.


It’s 9 a.m. so let’s get on the bus! Can you share some of your favourite music with us? Take 10 mins to have a sing and dance!



Before we set off, it costs money to enter the zoo. We are having a virtual tour which is free. We need to know where we are going! We are visiting: the pandas, penguins, the tigers and lions and the koalas. You will also get to visit some other animals today but do join us on our tour!
Here’s a link to the some maps for the zoo: https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/plan-your-visit/day-planner/maps-and-guides/


Have a look at the zoo’s full map. You can download a pdf or explore it online at the link: https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/plan-your-visit/day-planner/maps-and-guides/

  • Can you find out how much it costs for an adult or a child to enter the zoo?
  • Some of the class blogs have a challenge question or two about entering the zoo in their zoo guide, can you answer them?
  • Can you find some of our tour animals on the interactive map?
  • Can you name another animal on the map that we aren’t visiting as a class today?
  • Do you have your masks with you? If so, can you share them with us via Twitter or send in a photo?




We are off to see the pandas! Watch the live webcam of the pandas at Edinburgh Zoo by following the link: https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

Here is another video so you can see some pandas if the Edinburgh ones are sleeping or not on camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoQwONTbi8k

Post any fun facts you’ve learned!



healthy drinks

We normally have snack now, so don’t forget to have something to eat and a drink!




We are off to see the penguins!

Watch the live webcam of the penguins at Edinburgh Zoo by following the link. You can also check out the rockhopper penguins on their live webcam.

Here is another video so you can definitely see some penguins if the Edinburgh ones are sleeping or not on camera.

Post any fun facts you’ve learned to share with the class!



We are off to see the tigers and lions!

Watch the live webcam of the tigers and lions at Edinburgh Zoo by following the links.

Here’s another video of tigers and of lion cubs so you can definitely see some animals if the Edinburgh ones are sleeping.

Post any fun facts you’ve learned!
Can you find out 3 things tigers love to eat? What about lions?




We stop now for lunch. Please join us again at 12.45!

You might want to look at some of the extra activities available on your class blogs such as the Zoo Grid or you might want to share more music and songs with us!
Please do feel free to comment below.




It’s time for us to visit the koalas!

Watch the live webcam of the koalas at Edinburgh Zoo by following the link. This is another video so you can definitely see some koalas.

Keep posting any fun facts you’ve learned!




You now have some free time to visit your favourite animal! heart emoj

There are a range of animals below for you to choose from:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq2ZRuHJN24 – wolf pups
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu3KN7529UE – sun bear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggPQKaOpZ4s – sloth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kwNRmiRmW0 – lynx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMIJHRBMBJo – sea lions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1ZlzEABWIQ – tortoise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cdsfgmq6YU – polar bear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0VcLTSaVfE – elephant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gzJhxS371k – hippo

Please comment on what you watched and why and if you looked at animals or creatures not on this this!


We are now on our last activity of the day!

Comment on your class blog or Twitter to share what has been your highlight of the day!
Even if you are touring at your own pace or at a different time, we would love to hear what you have to say.

Don’t forget to send in any work to your teacher that you want to share for our MEGA WOW Wednesday!

We hope you all enjoyed the trip!



12 thoughts on “Zoo trip!

  1. rmpstaff Post author

    Thank you all for sharing your music and observations here!

  2. JGP

    We are watching the gentoo penguins and found out that they are building their nests because it is the breeding season for them right now!

  3. JGP

    Rockhopper penguins look really funny in the video in which they are hopping about, hence their name!

  4. JGP

    I’ve watched a video about Tigers and their poo, and found out what they like to eat: goats, monkeys and deer.

  5. rmpstaff Post author

    Thank you for all the facts JGP! Those are some really good ones.

    My favourite part was watching the lions when they started to play!

  6. JGP

    I really enjoyed watching the zookeeper showing how she looks after the animals. And I liked the sloth video and seeing it eating. Two-toed sloths have two toes on their front paws, but three on their back ones!

    Thanks for organising a super zoo trip!

    1. rmpstaff Post author

      Edinburgh zoo do some fantastic work and there is so much we can still find out about so many different animals, it is amazing we get the chance to do so.
      We are glad you enjoyed the trip! It was a lot of fun to see and do even while at home!

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