Darwin’s descendants pay a visit to the Zoo
Monday 16 February 2009
A great-great granddaughter of Charles Darwin dropped into ZSL London Zoo to join a historic walk in the footsteps of her famous ancestor.
Camilla Whitworth-Jones visited the Zoo to join the Darwin200 celebrations with her grandchildren. Led by an actor impersonating her renowned relative she was able to look at the animals through his eyes on a ‘Walk with Darwin’.
Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theories can literally be seen in action at the Zoo from the slight differences in the hunting dogs’ colouring, to the diverse survival techniques of the animals sharing one rainforest habitat in the Biome.
As she was accompanied by her family, it was possible to see just how Darwin’s family have evolved as they get up close to the evolutionarily unique lemur and feed the survival savvy, long-necked giraffe.
Visitors to ZSL London Zoo this February half term will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the great man himself, on an exciting tour of the Zoo. Venturing out towards the Victorian themed Birdhouse, the Blackburn Pavilion, the Zoo’s visitors will be able to embark on daily ‘Walks with Darwin ’.
New for Easter 2009 - Animal Adventure
ZSL London Zoo’s flagship exhibit for 2009 provides children with the chance to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, smells and experiences of life in the animal kingdom.
Treetop walkways, underground tunnels and watery worlds let you into a world of animals including secretive aardvarks and curious coatis.
Animal Adventure opens at ZSL London Zoo on 3rd April 2009.