Youngsters enjoy voyage of discovery
YOUNG wildlife enthusiasts enjoyed a special voyage to discover the journey made by Charles Darwin for his theory of evolution.
More than 40 children and their parents from Macclesfield RSPB Wild- life Explorers visited Chester Zoo to take part in a Darwin Discovery Day.
The group followed a trail devised by volunteer leaders to replicate the historic five-year voyage Charles Darwin made around the world on The Beagle to collect speci- mens and investigate local geology to develop his ground-breaking theories on evolution.
The youngsters’ voyage included many different countries and a host of animals.
“Explorers completed quiz questions and a bingo sheet and were challenged to do impressions of flamingos and a dodo. A highlight was watching the first feeding of the Komodo Dragon for a month.
Group leader Tina Hanak said: “They day was great fun and the group has learned so much about the incredible diversity of creatures that informed Darwin’s theories.
“Thank you to all those who worked so hard preparing and running our trail. The leaders were fantastic sports.”
●● Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers enjoyed their day of discovery at Chester Zoo and met lots of animals, including this lemur (above)