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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Toco Toucan | Zoo Minutes
Toco Toucan | Zoo Minutes

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The toco toucans are medium-sized birds that are known for their beaks. Their beaks are very lightweight, and they have a honeycombed structure that is covered with a protective layer. These powerful...
Crocodile Monitor | Zoo Minutes
Crocodile Monitor | Zoo Minutes

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The crocodile monitor is only found in the tropical forests of New Guinea. They are known for their elongated toes, strongly curved sharp claws, rubbery pads on the bottom of their feet, and an...
Tomistoma Crocodile | Zoo Minutes
Tomistoma Crocodile | Zoo Minutes

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One of the most unusual and little known of the crocodilians is the false gharial, more accurately known as the tomistoma. This species is known for its narrow snout that is used for catching fish...
Diamondback Rattlesnake | Zoo Minutes
Diamondback Rattlesnake | Zoo Minutes

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The largest of the rattlesnakes is the eastern diamondback. This snake is one of the largest venomous snakes in the world, and it is capable of reaching lengths of more than 8 feet and can weigh up to...
East African Crowned Crane | Zoo Minutes
East African Crowned Crane | Zoo Minutes

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In this segment, the East African crowned crane is examined. This bird normally lives anywhere south of the Sahara to the southeastern tip of South Africa. These unique birds learn dances from their...
Galapagos Tortoise | Zoo Minutes
Galapagos Tortoise | Zoo Minutes

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This segment explores the largest species of the tortoises, the Galapagos tortoise. This tortoise can weigh up to 900 pounds. Sailors that visited the Galapagos Islands in the 17th century originally...
Grant's Zebra | Zoo Minutes
Grant's Zebra | Zoo Minutes

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Zebras are known for their mostly vertical black and white striped coat. Their patterns of stripes are as individual as a human fingerprint. This species is closely related to the horse and the donkey...
African Penguin | Zoo Minutes
African Penguin | Zoo Minutes

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An adult African penguin is approximately 27 inches tall, and it weighs 7 to 8 pounds. This penguin is located along offshore islands and occasionally on the mainland of southeast South Africa, and on...
Nubian Goat | Zoo Minutes
Nubian Goat | Zoo Minutes

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Nubian goats are the most popular of the six officially recognized breeds of dairy goats raised in the United States. Their high, rounded faces, variable coloration and pattern, their short slick coat...
Barn Owl | Zoo Minutes
Barn Owl | Zoo Minutes

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Barn owls are medium-sized owls that are found throughout the world. They have an average wingspan of 30 inches, and they feast on small rodents and birds. They are also known to eat bats, frogs, fish...