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2007

School trip

By Glynis Lee

I brought a class of 10 year old children for a school trip to the zoo. My husband joined us as an adult helper. The group consisted of all the naughty children in the class but they behaved impeccably all day.
They were particularly attentive to the toilet habits of the elephants and watched closely for the excretory process - egged on by my husband who had told them that one of the elephants had diarrhoea!
Another outstanding memory of the trip was looking for the jaguars in the undergrowth of their display when one of the black panthers materialised and started lapping water just the other side of the glass from my foot!

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