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Gerbil Pups at Bedford Prep

Published Wednesday 9th of May 2018 01:58:31 PM

In an exciting week for new arrivals, we were delighted to announce the pitter-patter of little feet at Bedford Prep School. One of our gerbils, Rosa, gave birth to seven perfectly-formed, tiny pink pups on Wednesday 25 April. Excitingly, the birth of the pups was witnessed by most boys in Y6 (as well as a number of boys from other year groups), who impressed their teachers with their mature response and intelligent questions. The boys will now observe and weigh Rosa and her pups daily as part of their reproduction and life cycle topic. Alongside the gerbils, Bedford Prep school pupils are also studying the following animals, purchased thanks to a grant from the Bedford School Trust: • A Fire Salamander (amphibian) • Tropical freshwater fish • Saltwater marine fish, shrimp and coral. There is plenty of chemistry involved in monitoring the water quality! • Stick and leaf insects. These fast growing (and moulting) insects are ideal for demonstrating lifecycles More new arrivals are on the way in the shape of a chameleon as well as additional fish and marine creatures. These look set to provide even more great educational experiences for the boys.
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