Animal Husbandry: The Science of Animal Care

by  Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

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Learn what it takes to take care of the entire zoo population, from our diet kitchen where food is prepared, to our keepers who create interactive enrichment for each animal on zoo grounds. This program will look at not just the "what and how" of animal care, but also the "why" behind every decision.

This interactive program is designed for middle school and above.

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $140.00


45-60 minutes, depending on class length.

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Gifted & Talented, Sciences, STEM Animals

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

No fee if cancelled more than 3 weeks before the program start date or if your school or the Zoo is closed. 50% fee if cancelled 7-14 days from program, 100% of program fee is due if cancelled within 7 days of the program date or for no show.

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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Omaha, NE
United States

Consistently ranked as one of the world's top zoos, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is an independent not-for-profit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

The Zoo is home to North America's largest indoor rainforest, the world's largest indoor desert, the world's largest indoor swamp, the largest aquarium within a zoo, and is recognized nationally for it's animal care, exhibit design, and conservation work.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has been providing distance learning for nearly 20 years and prides itself on creating dynamic and educational programs for all ages.

Brian Priesman

Program Details


1. Zoo Introduction
2. What is Animal Husbandry?
3.Types of Enrichment
4. Diet Kitchen
5. Keeper Life
6. Question and Answer time


Participants will:
-Explore the work that goes into taking care of animals in a large zoo.
-Learn about social-emotional care of animals as well as physical care
-Learn how food prep is handled for a variety of animal and diet types.
-Explore the various responsibilities of zoo keepers.