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Amarillo Zoo

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Founded in 1955 the Amarillo Zoo is a place to share the wonders of the animal world with kids of all ages. The beautiful 15-acre site is located in Thompson Park and features over 80 species of animals. The zoo is designed for fun and discovery and will provide a lifetime of memories. Here, you'll do more than just look...you'll experience the animal world. 

 

Programs by Amarillo Zoo

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Animals on the Defense

Why does a skunk smell? Why are some snakes brightly colored and some spiders hairy?  Smell, color and behavior are just a few ways animals can protect themselves from danger. In this program students will see a variety of animals and learn...

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BOOlogy

This Halloween journey into the world of cryptozoology and discover that reality is more frightening than fiction. Uncover that monsters do exist as students venture into the animal kingdom to meet theliving  headless, find glowing ghosts and see...

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Coyote Moon

Sit back and listen to the stories from the Comanche, Kiowa and Navajo on why the coyote sings to the moon or how the opossum came to have no hair on its tails and other intriguing animal tales. Explore the influences prairie animals had on...

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Tales of Scales

Tales of Scales teaches audiences about reptiles and amphibians throughout the world.  This program uses live reptiles and amphibians to explore their adaptations, examine life cycles, explain sensory functions and discuss their ecological...

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The Black-footed Ferret - Back from Extinction – the ultimate story of survival!

Thought extinct twice, the black-footed ferret has struggled back from near extinction. With only 18 left in 1980, the ferret has been a success story due to the conservation efforts by many organizations. See and learn about this amazing...

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Wild Bites!

In Wild Bites, students will learn about the different foods animals eat. Take a look inside the mouths of animals as students see and learn about the different types of teeth, understand why animals eat what they eat as well as witness live...

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Wildlife on the Great Plains

Explore the vast prairies of the American West as you see and learn about the wildlife. The program is brought to life as black-tailed prairie dogs, box turtles, pronghorn, bison, hognose, bullsnake, tiger salamanders, striped skunks and even...

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Yuckology! - The scoop on poop and many other gross facts about animals

Explain the “how’s” and “what’s” behind the different functions of animals that are viewed as disguising. Why do animals have different shaped poop?  Why do owls vomit pellets? Just how slimy are salamanders? Why would an animal eat rotting...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Jessie Story   Jessie.Story@amarillo.gov
PO Box 1971
Amarillo TX 79107
806-381-5605
United States

https://zoo.amarillo.gov/

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Amarillo Zoo cover:

Sciences