A Zoo Day. Today I am an observer at the zoo. An observer is someone who learns new things by watching what happens around them. A zoo is a place where people can go to observe or watch wild animals and their behaviors.
A zoo is a place where people can go to observe or watch wild animals and their behaviors.
Biologists are scientists that study the animals behavior. They know what animals like and dislike.
Zookeepers make sure the animals have a clean place to live and plenty of food.
Veterinarians are animal doctors. They help to keep the animals at the zoo healthy.
The zookeeper said that each animal has its own diet. A diet is the food each animals eats. If an animal eats food that is not in its diet the animal could get sick.
I saw two black bears at the zoo. Bears are omnivores just like you and I. They like to eat cabbage and fish. They also like to eat berries and honey.
This is a black panther. Panthers hunt for their food. Animals that hunt for their food are carnivores. Carnivores are animals that eat only meat.
White tigers are also carnivores. This tigers name is Jill. Jill is sleeping because she is nocturnal. Nocturnal means the animal sleeps during the day and hunts for food at night.
Biologists are observers also. They know all about animal habitats. Habitats are the natural environment animals lived in before the moved to the zoo.
This is a bald-eagle. The bald-eagle is an endangered bird. Endangered means that there are very few of this animal left in the world. Mr. Joe shows many people what a bald-eagle looks like and tells us that we should protect them.
Wild animals are untamed. This means if they are not in a cage they could hurt themselves or other animals at the zoo. Reptiles like the alligator live in cages also.
Frogs and newts are amphibians. They lives part of their life in water and part on land.