Zoo Minutes

One-minute segments on various species that reside at our world-renowned Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens. Each segment provides an opening that points out habitat and scientific name.

Grades K-8

Footage from the world renowned Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens is utilized in each segment with an opening that points out habitat and scientific name. These segments are perfect for any school news program, and they are suitable for all ages. From tigers to tortoise, ostrich to slippery snake, facts about these fascinating creatures are explored in Zoo Minutes

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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...
African Lion | Zoo Minutes
African Lion | Zoo Minutes

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This segment explores the largest and most powerful of the African carnivores, the African lions. Male lions are known for their tawny manes, which eventually grow darker with age. Lionesses do not...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Bataleur Eagle | Zoo Minutes
Bataleur Eagle | Zoo Minutes

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The Bateleur eagle is a medium-sized bird that is about 2 feet in height, and it is mostly black with a brown triangular pattern on their back. This eagle is found throughout Africa and extending to...
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...
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...
Caribbean Flamingo | Zoo Minutes
Caribbean Flamingo | Zoo Minutes

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The Caribbean flamingo is the most brightly colored flamingo out of the 6 flamingo species. Flamingos are known for their long legs and neck, and they are usually 3-4 feet tall. They have an unusual...

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