BlackDog's On-Line Zoo Activities:
Zoo Animal Match Game:
Have fun matching the zoo animal photos.
Animal Word Games
Zoo Animal Puzzles:
Lots and lots of nifty zoo animal puzzles to play on-line. You can even download
zoo animal jigsaw puzzles to play off-line, too.
Who lives at the zoo?
Look at photos of animals and pick which animal you think you'd most
likely find at the zoo. Fun for the younger set.
Zoo Animal Photo Safari:
Go on a photo safari with BlackDog's on-line zoo camera. You won't
know which animal's picture you've taken until the film is developed. After
you see your photo, you may take another photo, play a puzzle or send a
postcard. Lots of fun.
Zoo Animal Tic-Tac-Toe:
Ollie the orangutang loves tic-tac-toe. Choose the zoo animal you'd like to be
and have fun playing the game with him.
How much do you know about . . . ?
Try BlackDog's animal quizzes to find out. You might learn a bit about the animals, too!
A baby duck is called a . . . ?
Names of male and female animals - and what their babies are called.
A group of crows is called a . . . ?
When animals hang out together, the names of the groups they're in can be pretty wierd!
Check out the Names of Animal Groups.
Zoo Animal Postcards
Send all your friends a free zoo animal postcard.
BlackDog's Zoo Downloads:
Zoo Animal Screen
Savers: They spat, bounce and wipe your screen. Fun!
There's also a mixed zoo animals
screen saver to match the zoo animal desktop wallpaper (see below).
All screen savers are for Windows operating systems only.
Zoo Animal Jigsaw Puzzles:
Each puzzle has 49 pieces and is small enough to fit on a 1.44 mb floppy. You can
even play the puzzle from the floppy. Enjoy!
Zoo Animal Computer Desktop Wallpaper:
Decorate your computer screen with zoo animals. Choose from a dozen images for your
wallpaper - then download the screen saver with all of the pictures.
Print & Play Zoo Animal Word Search Games:
Print these fun word search games for lots of zoo animal off-line fun.
Where to Find Information on Animals and a Zoo Near You:
To locate a zoo in the United States, the American Zoo and Aquarium Association has a nifty search engine.
You can search by name or by State. To locate zoos around the world, try the
Global Zoo Directory.
For even more information, check out The Consortium of Aquariums, Universities and Zoos. "CAUZ" is
an international network of scientists and educators in universities, zoos,
aquariums, conservation organizations, and governmental agencies dedicated
to worldwide conservation. Also, check out The WWW Virtual Library:Zoos.
Some Suggestions for Your Zoo Trip:
Suggestion #1: On your trip to the zoo,
be sure to take a hat and wear sunscreen. It's easy to get a sunburn walking
around outside on a sunny day!
Suggestion #2: Don't forget to take a camera and
film. (Disposable cameras are great if you don't have one of your own.)
Suggestion #3: Don't feed the animals at the zoo.
You'll see signs asking you not to do that when you're there. There's a good reason
for that rule -- the food you give a zoo animal might be tasty, but it might hurt the
animal. So be sure to abide by the rules and don't feed the animals.
Suggestion #4: Be sure to stay behind the barriers
between you and the animals when you're at the zoo. The animals are cute and
lovable, but they are wild animals. So, mind the rules and stay safe!
Suggestion #5: If you are in a group that
wants to go to a zoo, call ahead. Most zoos have special admission prices
and programs for groups.
Web Sites of Some of the Zoos BlackDog has Visited:
- Atlanta, Georgia Zoo
- National Zoo, Washington, DC
- Cincinnati, Ohio Zoo
- Columbus, Ohio Zoo
- Indianapolis, Indiana Zoo
- San Diego, California Zoo and Wild Animal Park
- Bronx Zoo, New York, New York
- Central Park Zoo, New York, New York
- Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Cape May Zoo, Cape May, New Jersey
- Denver Zoo, Denver, Colorado
- Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa, Florida
- Miami MetroZoo, Miami, Florida
- Budapest, Hungary Zoo & Botanical Garden
- Franklin Park Zoo, Boston, Massachusetts
- Stone Zoo, Stoneham, Massachusetts
- London Zoo, Regent's Park, London, England
- Zoo Aquarium, Madrid, Spain
A good place to start: BlackDog's Home Page