Grade 1/2 Students at Johnsview Village Public School had a Keep It Wild workshop on Friday. They learned all about the incredible adaptations that polar bears have to help them survive in an arctic environment. Then they learned about Yupi, a polar bear in a Mexican zoo, who is suffering from a lack of space, a hot climate, and a lack of enrichment. Polar bears deserve a captive habitat that is large and complex, and lets them engage in their natural behaviours.
Looking forward to the letters the students are going to write about Yupi, explaining what they learned and what they think of her zoo after comparing it to a wild habitat.