Our members’ creative efforts have seriously impressed us this week, with sculptures, digital art and crayons bringing the Zoos into our living rooms despite lockdown.
Birds obvioulsy have a special place in our members' hearts. Roger’s crowned crane (above) is the definition of elegance, while Rory and Heidi - both aged 5 - have managed to capture such personality in their pictures of an owl and parrot below.
Rory loves Elton our spectacled owl and insists on going and check in on him whenever on every visit to the Zoo. Heidi loves parrots and painted this picture for her grandparents who she can't see at the moment because of lockdown.
Three-year-old Lara has sent us in a drawing of our male Asiatic lion, Bhanu. According to mum Flora, Lara often can be heard shouting ‘hello Bhanu, it’s me Lara, I’ve come to see you!’ at the poor lion as he sleeps!” I’m sure he misses you too Lara!
Some of you have gone sculptural with two year-old Jack and his mum Rachel creating this delightful scene from cereal boxes and animal toys bought on a visit to the Zoo gift shop, while Benedit, Charlotte and Alexandra have created a very impressive giraffe model.
“Hours of fun for a family missing their favourite place in the world! – Rachel”
Zara has sent us in this lovely drawing our our elephant herd at Whipsnade enjoying the sunshine.
Kate and her four-year-old daughter have really been missing the Zoo, and have sent us in this picture of their favourite Zoo animals. Can you spot the flamingo, lion ,elephant, zebra, penguin, giraffe and snake?
Do you want to get creative and learn more about our animals? Take a look at our Zoo School pages to find activities, including colouring sheets and games, for three to fourteen year olds.
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