Giraffes: A Silent Extinction

by  Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

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Giraffes, the tallest animals on earth, are a keystone species that play a major role in their ecosystem. Over the past decade, giraffe populations have shrunk at an alarming rate due to habitat loss, human population growth, poaching, disease, war, and civil unrest. With a mix of live footage, keeper interviews, and video clips, participants will learn about the "silent extinction" facing these majestic creatures. Participants will also learn just makes them so special, from their prehensile tongues to their six-foot legs.

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By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $140.00


45-60 minutes, depending on class length.

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Gifted & Talented, Problem Solving, Sciences, STEM Animals, Geography

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, 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. Giraffe Introduction
2. Omaha's Giraffe's
3. What makes Giraffe's special
4. Silent extinction
5. Ways to help giraffe population


Participants will:
-learn basic giraffe facts
-learn about the grassland/savanna habitat
-understand similarities between mammals
-understand what makes an endangered species
-learn threats facing giraffes