Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Welcome to the Maryland Zoo, the massively impressive home to a myriad of species of animals from all over the world. Tour the lovely park and see amazing creatures from Africa, Asia, South America, Australia, and North America. Find yourselves face to face with giant African elephants, lions and leopards, chimpanzees, warthogs, lemurs, bats, pythons, rattlesnakes, and more! There's no limit to how much fun you can have at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
This educational and research-oriented zoological park hosts a number of animal experiences to provide greater learning and appreciation to the zoo visitors. One follows the goings-on in the Giraffe House which contains Maryland Zoo's herd of reticulated giraffe, as well as okapi. Students can choose tours of the Giraffe House and will be able to walk through the keeper area and also spend time visiting and possibly feeding the animals through the many viewing windows. Keepers will give an explanation of how the animals are managed and cared for, what makes the species special and unique, and their status in the wild.
Another experience you won't want to miss is Polar Bear Watch, with ravens, arctic foxes, and snowy owls. During this encounter, the student group will walk through the polar bear building and look at the kitchen and food preparation area, the video surveillance stations, and the bear dens. The keepers will explain how the animals are managed and cared for, and their status in the wild. Other animal interactions include penguin feeding, goat grooming, chimp keeper chats, and many others!