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Animal Doctor at the Zoo

from Saint Louis Zoo

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Just like you, zoo animals need to see the doctor for check-ups. Participate in activities to learn more about how the animal doctor takes care of our adorable furry, scaly, slimy, and feathery Zoo friends.

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About This Program


By Request: $95.00

Please schedule carefully! Program transfers may be requested based on our ability to reschedule you. Transfers are determined by space availability. A $5 transfer fee will be charged per program for the first transfer date. A $10 transfer fee will be charged for additional transfers. Transfer fees must be paid with credit card at the time requested. We cannot accommodate same day or next day transfers.

Full payment is due before the program. To receive an invoice and pay by check, 8 week's booking notice is required. If a program is booked with less than 8 week's notice, but at least 4 week's notice, full credit card payment is required when booking the program. We are unable to schedule programs with less than 4 week's notice.


30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2

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Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please notify the Education Department at (314) 646-4544 or the Outreach Coordinator at (314) 646-4754 immediately if you need to cancel. Another group may be able to take your place.


Four Weeks Prior to Program:
A full refund will be issued minus a $5 cancellation fee if you notify the Education Department four weeks prior to your program. There is a $5 cancellation fee per program.

Two Weeks Prior to Program:
You are entitled to a 50% program fee refund if you notify the Education Department two - four weeks prior to your program date.

Less than Two Weeks Prior to Program:
There is no refund for groups that cancel with less than two weeks' notice.

Please note: In the event that your school and/or the Zoo is closed the day of your program due to weather, we will try to reschedule your program or issue a full refund.

About This Provider

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Saint Louis Zoo

St. Louis, MO
United States

The Saint Louis Zoo was voted #1 Zoo in America by a Zagat's and Parents' Magazine survey. Our mission is to conserve animals and their habitats through animal management, research, recreation, and educational programs that encourage the support and enrich the experience of the public. 

Our videoconferencing classes will introduce you and your students to a variety of animals and topics including: habitats, ecology, and adaptations. Older students will also learn about our conservation programs going on here at the Zoo and around the world. 

Live animals from our Emerson Children's Zoo will visit our studio during the programs. At this time, we do not have the ability to broadcast remotely from Zoo exhibits.

Amber Brown
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Program Details


1. Start with discussion on what information your doctor takes during your check-up.
2. Using a power point presentation explain how keepers care for their animals.
3. Problem solve how vets take the weight of Zoo animals that are varying in size. Use a live animal to demonstrate one method of weighing and video clips to represent other methods.
4. Problem solve how vets do a dental exam. Use skulls, power point and video clips to explain why and how they do these check-ups and procedures.
5. Give students a keeper/vet scenario and ask them to determine what actions they would take to care for the animal.
6. Show students how zoo vets take x-rays for initial look at the animal. Have students match x-rays to animals and use live animal for the final x-ray match.


Participants will be able to:
•Make a prediction, test it and explain the results
•Explain how Zoo vets take weights on some of our animals
•Explain how Zoo animals get check-ups just like us

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NGSS: LS1.A; LS1.B; LS1.C; LS4.D

State Standards

Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: III-1A (1) a, ID (K) a, (1) b,d, 3D (K,2) a,b; VII-1A (K,1,2) a, 1B (K,1,2) a, 1C (K,1,2) a, 1E (K,1,2) a