Friday, 16 August 2013

Avon Wildlife Safari Day 29 - See dancing penguins at night!

Have you ever fancied watching a film outdoors whilst listening to the sound of wild animals all around you? Well, if so, this is your chance. Day 29 of the Avon Wildlife Safari is a trip to the zoo to watch some dancing penguins! This is the final night of Bristol Zoo's series of Film nights and you have a choice of Happy Feet or Anchorman. If you haven't booked your ticket yet then you can do so online here.

If seeing real penguins appeals to you then spend a day at the Bristol Zoo Gardens, with over 400 species for you to see over 12 acres, it's a great place to visit if you'd like to find out more about exotic animals from around the world. There's plenty of staff around to give you information about the conservation status, habitat requirements and general characteristics of different species, with talks and presentations going on throughout the day.

Here's a few facts about some of the residents species to whet your appetite...

Did you know that

  • a Giant African Snail is related to a cuttlefish?
  • flamingos are monogamous?
  • worker mole rats eat their own droppings?
  • the porcupine pufferfish is poisonous to eat?
  • blue tongued skinks live for over 20 years?
  • when penguins moult they cannot swim and have to lay on land, without food, for about three weeks?
  • Common Squirrel monkeys carefully smear food on their tails?
Squirrel monkey
common squirrel monkey

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