The Year 5 class from Victoria Road have named their class the "wallabies". What better excuse for a trip to the Wildlife Park to get acquainted with the real furry ones from Australia!
As you can see, as soon as they got to our Australian paddock, they couldn't resist switching to wallaby mode, and jumping along like wallabies should!
Kangaroos and wallabies move like this because they have to travel long distances to find enough juicy grass to keep them going. Jumping saves energy, because each time they land, their legs spring back rather like elastic! Their tail is really important, because it helps them to balance. As you can see, the Victoria Road children don't have tails - but they still managed not to fall over!
Here are a couple of pictures of the real wallabies for you.
There's lots going on at the Park for the half term holiday, so I'm hoping to see lots of you here!