Virtual Tour of Cleveland Zoo

September 20th, 2002 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
Cleveland Zoo

Take the whole family on a virtual visit to the Cleveland Zoo! When you get to the site you will see a map of the zoo. Click on the different sections to take a virtual tour.

Note: The map isn’t exactly accurate. For example, the “Welcome Plaza” and the “African Savanna” exhibits are one and the same. The “Birds of The World” exhibit is closed. The “Australian Adventure” exhibit just has a few trivia facts about koala bears and kangaroos — but doesn’t have any photos of the animals! The exhibits that your family will enjoy the most include:

  • Welcome Plaza/African Savanna — when you visit this section, click on the hyperlinked animal names to learn about elephants, monkeys, flamingos, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, lions, rhinos — and bongos (a type of African antelope)!
  • Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building — see gorillas, chimps, leopards, lemurs, Australian lungfish, and cheetahs. Simply click on the name of an animal in this exhibit to learn more about it through text and photographs or illustrations.
  • Northern Trek — click on the menu items at this exhibit to discover bactrian camels, a wolf wilderness, bears, tigers, seals, and sea lions.
  • The Rainforest — you must click on the section of this exhibit that you want to visit (upper level, lower level, or atrium) in order to find the animals. The Lower Level houses poison-arrow frogs, a tortoise, a turtle, and pythons. The Upper Level has tapir, capybara, anteaters, fishing cats, sloths, and much more! (Unfortunately, the link in the Atrium didn’t work when I visited.)

In spite of the few glitches on the website — the exhibits mentioned are well worth visiting with the kids! Have fun!


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