Representatives from the Columbus Zoo visited Wilder Elementary on Monday, March 21. They brought a variety of animals including a sloth, echidna, hissing cockroaches, a lesser anteater, and a screech owl. The students learned about different adaptations the animals have to help them survive, in which part of the world they can be found, and how they communicate with other animals. They also got to hear one of the giant birds squawking when it wanted attention! Zoo personnel also walked around with the animals so the pupils could get up and personal with a few of them. Some children were given the opportunity to walk around with cockroaches crawling all over their hands and arms. The Columbus Zoo provided a great and educational time for students and teachers alike.