Animal Wrappers

by  North Carolina Zoo

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Not all animals look and feel the same.  Why does a Black Bear pelt feel different than a Harbor Seal? Together we look at the different "wrappers" of animals and use audience observations to explain adaptations.

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About This Program


By Request: $75.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM

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Booking Information

There is a minimum of four weeks notice for any program and full payment is due at least two weeks prior to the scheduled program date. For further information or to schedule a program for your school, contact the North Carolina Zoo's School Programs Office via 336.879.7718 or email at schoolprograms@nczoo.org

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North Carolina Zoo

Asheboro, NC
United States

Our commitment to wildlife conservation translates into a desire for educating our community on different species you can find at the Zoo. We offer different educational programs for schools, groups, and families. Our programs are available for preschool all the way up to adults. Anyone who wants to learn about animals and their habitats is welcome at the Zoo.

Elizabeth Vickery

Program Details


1. Introduction to the topic, ask a couple of questions to compare human needs/whys to animals.
2. Birds-feathers and features
3. Reptiles- scales and shells
4. Amphibians- special skin
5. Mammals- fur, blubber, hair
6. Time is allowed for questions and answers at end (and throughout the program)


1. What do you notice about the pelt presented?
2. What do different fur, shells, and skin tell us about the animal itself?

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State Standards

North Carolina Standard Course of Study: