Who's at the Zoo?

by  Buffalo Zoo

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There are a lot of interesting animals and fun careers at a zoo! In this program, students will encounter a variety of animals and learn how our dedicated staff give them the absolute best care!

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About This Program


Point to Point: $135.00

The Zoo will mail an invoice for the program fee.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

For optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.

Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours in advance. The Buffalo Zoo will then make every reasonable attempt to reschedule your program. If the program cannot be rescheduled, the Buffalo Zoo will issue a refund. The refund will be assessed one administrative charge of $25. If a cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the scheduled program, the full program fee will still be charged.

If a school encounters technical problems on the scheduled date of a program, the Buffalo Zoo will wait approximately 15 minutes after the program start time to determine if the problem can be resolved. If not, the program will be canceled for that date. The school then has the option to reschedule the program. If the school chooses not to reschedule, or if the technical issues cannot be resolved for another program date, the full program fee will still be charged.

In the event of weather related zoo or school closings, the Buffalo Zoo will make every reasonable attempt to reschedule your program. If the program cannot be rescheduled, the Buffalo Zoo will issue a full refund.

About This Provider

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Buffalo Zoo

Buffalo, NY
United States

The Buffalo Zoological Gardens is the third oldest institution of its kind in the United States. The Zoo's mission is to provide the general public with an educationally, culturally and recreationally significant community resource. This is accomplished through the advancement and encouragement of the science of zoology, through the conservation of the world's wildlife and through the innovative exhibition of diverse species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

Rebecca Balk

Program Details


1. Why do we have zoos?
2. Who works at the zoo?
3. Body covering of animals.
4. Taking care of zoo animals (food, water, shelter, space)
5. Why is it important to learn about animals?
6. Time is allowed for Q & A.


Some of the program objectives include:

Students will be able to:
•Identify 3 wild animals that live at the zoo.
•Discuss reasons why we have zoos.
•Compare and contrast examples of wild vs. domestic pets.
•Name animals with body coverings of scales, feathers or fur.
•List the basic needs of animals.
•Appreciate the diversity of the animal world.
•Understand that both pets and zoo animals need special care.
•Observe animal characteristics and behavior.
•Discover that wildlife can be found everywhere.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

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State Standards

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