Did you know that a polar bear’s skin is black? Having black skin enables the polar bear to keep warm as it absorbs the sunlight in the North Pole. This is just one fascinating fact that Monarchs learned in their adaptation workshop at the Natural History Museum in Tring this morning. The children enjoyed looking at different specimens, including a monitor lizard, hedgehog and genet, and considered how they are adapted to suit their environments. After their workshop, the children loved exploring the museum and seeing the wide variety of creatures on display - they even enjoyed the opportunity to dress up as some of them!