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Scavenger Hunt

Find the answers to the following questions at each animal exhibit. Be sure to read all exhibit signs, as they provide valuable information. Print out the PDF to bring to the Zoo!

Find the answers here!
 

  • Flamingo Plaza
    • Why is the conservation status for the Chilean Flamingo “at risk”?
 
  • African Plains
    • How much does an ostrich egg weigh?
    • How many bones does a giraffe have in its neck?
    • How do a zebra’s stripes serve as protection from predators?
    • What campaign can you join that petitions against poaching of elephants and the ivory trade?
    • How tall do male elephants get when they are full grown?
    • What is a baby elephant called?
    • What is one alternative to ivory?
    • What are the four purposes of feathers?
    • Where do warthogs get their name?
    • Why do meerkats have dark bands around their eyes?
    • How tall is a baby giraffe when it is born?
    • Rhinos are critically endangered because their horns are harvested by poachers. Why are the horns in high demand?
    • What is a rhino’s horn made of? What other things are made of this substance?
    • A lion’s roar can be heard up to ____  miles away.
    • What does the word “duiker” mean?
    • What is the term for a granite rock outcrop on a savannah?
 
  • Ford African Rain Forest
    • What species of gorillas are at Zoo Atlanta?
    • What mineral, commonly found in cell phones, is being aggressively harvested and causing extreme habitat loss for gorillas?
    • What is the leader of a group of gorillas called?
    • What is the most common way used by researchers to tell gorillas apart?
    • At what age does a male gorilla’s get its silver coloring?
 
  • The Living Treehouse
    • What two primates can be seen from inside The Living Treehouse?
    • What are two things you can do to help trees and the animals that need them?
    • What is the most endangered monkey species in Africa?
 
  • Otters
    • What types of otters does Zoo Atlanta have?
    • Are otters hand or mouth-oriented?
    • What are two major threats to otter populations?
 
  • Naked Mole Rats
    • Naked mole rats exhibit the same type of social behavior as ants, bees and wasps. What is this called and what does it mean?
 
  • Orangutans
    • How do orangutans help forests grow?
    • How can Bornean and Sumatran Orangutans be told apart?
    • What does it mean for animals like orangutans to be arboreal?
    • How long is the childhood of an orangutan?
    • What is the current conservation status of Sumatran and Bornean Orangutans in the wild?
    • How can a mature and an immature male orangutan be told apart?
 
  • Komodo Dragon
    • How does the size of the Komodo dragon compare to other lizards?
    • How much can a Komodo dragon eat?
 
  • Trader’s Alley
    • Which animal is commonly called the “raccoon dog”?
    • What are the tiny cages that Sun Bears are often kept in called? Why are they put in them?
    • Where do Sun Bears get their name?
    • Out of all the subspecies of tigers, which three are extinct and how did they become extinct?
    • Do Sumatran tigers live in groups or solitarily?
    • When does a male Wreathed Hornbill enclose his female mate in a tree cavity?
 
  • Giant Pandas
    • What are the names of the two adult pandas?
    • Bamboo makes up 99% of a Giant Panda’s diet but the species still has what characteristics of a carnivore?
    • What is the sixth digit on the panda’s claw?
    • How many bowel movements can a Giant Panda have in one day?
 
  • Outback Station & Children’s Zoo
    • What species of kangaroo does Zoo Atlanta have?
    • What is the conservation status of the Red Kangaroo?
    • How does the Wattle Crane exhibit aggressive behavior?
    • Are Kunekune pigs smart?
    • What is the vocalization called that is between two Golden Lion Tamarins in different parts of a habitat?
    • What are two types of tamarin that Zoo Atlanta has?
    • From where does the Victoria Crowned Pigeon originate?
    • How long can an Aldabra Tortoise live?
    • Which of the five senses is not particularly strong in birds?
 
  • Carnivores
    • What is the largest carnivore found on the island of Madagascar
    • How do bush dogs communicate with each other?
    • How do binturongs help the forest grow?