Virtual Animal Demos

Meet some of Denver Zoo’s Animal Ambassadors.

Practice your skills of observation - the more you look, the more you notice! Which science facts do you already know? What do you still wonder? What connections do you have to these animals.

Virtual Classroom Think About It!
Virtual Classroom Think About It!

After watching any of the animal videos, think about the questions below for your grade.

Grades K-1

  • What was your favorite thing about the animal, or what do you still wonder about?
  • Do you think this animal is happy and healthy? Why do you think so?
  • Would you want to be this animal? Why or why not? What do you think would be fun and about living life as this type of animal?

Grades 2-3

  • Why do you think this animal species is named what it is? Based on what you observed about the animal, what would you call it if you were allowed to rename the species?
  • What body parts do you think are important for helping this animal find food and eat? How can you tell?
  • What do you still wonder about this animal? Where could you find more information about it?

 Grades 4-6

  • How would you describe this animal to a person who had never seen it? What about this animal is similar to others you may know? What features do you notice that are specific and special to animal?
  • Imagine this animal lived in the Arctic. What new adaptations do you think the animal would need to survive? How do you think the animal would feed and hide? What else do you think would need to change about the animal for it to live comfortably in a frozen environment.
  • Considering the animals natural behaviors and adaptations, what enrichment do you think the animal would enjoy and benefit from? Why do you think so?

Virtual Demo: Porcupine Adaptations

Virtual Demo: Tamandua

Virtual Demo: Tenrec

Virtual Demo: Raven Training & Behavior

Denver Zoo line art document icon orange

How are we doing?

Tell us about your experience with Denver Zoo's Virtual Classroom.

More Virtual Lessons:

Classroom Safari

Interactive Virtual Programs

Connect with Denver Zoo's educators and animals LIVE from habitats around the Zoo!