Critter Challenge - March 16
Could you spot your dinner from a mile away? Stand on one foot while you sleep? Or keep your nose to the ground to find a mate? Our Critter Challenge event gives visitors a chance to try several fun activities that will give them a better understanding of what some species do in order to survive.
Critter Challenge stations:
Tools of the Trade (Main Building):
Learn how bird beaks are used as "tools" for survival, and are adapted to the type of food eaten.
Endangered IDs (Main Building):
Learn how field researchers identify specific animals in the wild and why certain species have become endangered.
Spring Fever (ECO Center):
Learn all about native New York reptiles and amphibians as well as the challenges they face in spring when trying to find breeding and nesting sites.
Hiding in Plain Sight (ECO Center):
Learn how many species use camouflage to survive, to protect themselves from being eaten, or to hide as they stalk prey.
The Nose Knows (Rocky Coasts):
Learn how the sense of smell is a tool for survival for many species, allowing them to find food, to find others of their kind or family members, and for detecting enemies.
Lions and Tigers and Bears – Oh, My! (Rocky Coasts):
Learn about challenges that predators face in the wild as they try to “earn a living”. This station will also have information about A Step Into Africa
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free with Zoo admission