Today we learnt all about lovely Lemon Sharks! First, we practiced our animal sign language then we learnt about the different parts of a shark’s body and guessed the size of the biggest and smallest sharks in the ocean! Next, we discovered how baby Lemon Sharks live in mangrove forests when they are little because the roots are the perfect places to hide away from predators! Then we decorated different body parts of a Lemon Shark and had to make sure we put all the pieces back together to build our very own lovely shark! We took our fabulous shark to see Citron the Lemon Shark, who lives in our Atlantic Ocean exhibit, and then played some games before heading back to the café for a sing song. A fintastic time was had by all!
Unfortunately, many mangrove forests where lemon sharks grow up are in trouble! They are being cut down to make space for farms and houses. There are lots of people out there replanting mangrove forests just like they are with the rainforests. We can help mangroves by letting people know just how important they are!
Toddler Tuesdays is limited to 15 spaces per session and tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis! Come along early to avoid disappointment.