Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal animals are more active at night, Diurnal animals are more active during the day and Crepuscular animals are most active at dusk and dawn.

Nocturnal animals sleep during the day, usually in a burrow or den. Nocturnal animals are mostly present in hotter climates to escape the heat although it can be to evade predators.

Nocturnal animals are often well equipped to survive in the dark. Many Nocturnal animals have large eyes to make the most of the light available while others rely on different senses such as sound, smell or touch.

In this workshop we discuss and display a wide variety of Nocturnal animals whilst giving the students the chance to touch, hold and interact with them.

Core Focus

  • What is Nocturnal, Diurnal & Crepuscular?
  • What sort of animals are Nocturnal, Diurnal & Crepuscular?
  • How & Why?

Animals

All animal groups are used in this session

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