National Zoo and Aquarium Month

June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month. It’s a great time to show your support for your favorite aquarium or zoo…or both! We encourage you to visit up-close, but we also have some great opportunities to explore all that our natural world has to offer – right here on KnowItAll.org!

June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month. It’s a great time to show your support for your favorite aquarium or zoo…or both! We encourage you to visit up-close, but we also have some great opportunities to explore all that our natural world has to offer - right here on KnowItAll.org! (BTW, shoes are not required!)

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Giraffe | Zoo Minutes
Giraffe | Zoo Minutes

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This segment explores the tallest living animal, the giraffe. This animal can reach up to 20 feet tall. They also have 18-inch tongues that they use to pull leaves off the thorny acacia tree. Giraffes...
African Elephant | Zoo Minutes
African Elephant | Zoo Minutes

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The largest living land animals are the African elephants. Males can weigh up to 13,000 pounds and reach shoulder heights of 10 to 13 feet. These animals are very strong and highly intelligent, and...
Moon Jelly | Zoo Minutes
Moon Jelly | Zoo Minutes

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The moon jelly is an invertebrate because it does not possess a backbone. These animals are often referred to as jellyfish, but they are not fish. They are found in all of the oceans except the Arctic...
Amur Tiger | Zoo Minutes
Amur Tiger | Zoo Minutes

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The largest living cat is the Amur, or Siberian, tiger. These cats are known for their orange and white fur with its black stripes. This pattern camouflages them in the tall grasses or forest...
Nile Hippopotamus | Zoo Minutes
Nile Hippopotamus | Zoo Minutes

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This segment examines the life of a common (Nile) hippopotamus. This amazing animal is the second-largest land mammal, and it can weigh up to 8,000 pounds. This animal spends much of its time in the...
Arowana | Zoo Minutes
Arowana | Zoo Minutes

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This segment examines the long, carnivorous fish known as the arowana. These fish are found in the black-water rivers of the Amazon basin. This type of fish is known for its unique ability to jump...
Ostrich | Zoo Minutes
Ostrich | Zoo Minutes

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The Ostrich is the largest living bird, and it can stand 8 feet and weigh up to 345 pounds. This bird is flightless, but it is able to run at speeds of 50 miles per hour. This is also the only living...
Black Rhinoceros | Zoo Minutes
Black Rhinoceros | Zoo Minutes

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The black rhinos are located throughout eastern and southern Africa and from northeastern Sudan to as far west as northeastern Nigeria. This rhino is actually gray in color, and it weighs about 2,500...
Reticulated Python | Zoo Minutes
Reticulated Python | Zoo Minutes

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One of the largest snakes in the world is the reticulated python. Lengths of up to 32 feet have been documented for this large snake. These large snakes also eat large animals such as deer, wild boar...
California Sea Lion | Zoo Minutes
California Sea Lion | Zoo Minutes

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The California sea lion is classified as a type of Pinnipedia. Seals and walruses are other types of Pinnipeds. These carnivorous animals usually eat a variety of fishes, small crustaceans and...