Zootracks • Spring 2022

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SPRING | 2022

MAKING ZOO HISTORY IMPORTANT CREATURES TRAINING 101


Lincoln Children’s Zoo 1222 South 27th Street Lincoln, NE 68502 402.475.6741 LincolnZoo.org

President Emeritas John Chapo

President & CEO Evan Killeen

Chief Operating Officer Sarah Wood

ZOOTRACKS MAGAZINE Senior Editor | Erin Lenz Art Director & Writer | Abigail Billing

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ​​​​​​​Jack Abel, Blake Anderson, Taylor Ashburn, Creighton Bassett, James Bowen, Chris Campbell Eells, Jennifer Cintani, Terri Dunlap, Jessica Erstad, Angie Hoffschneider, Liz Koop, John Laflin, Jeff Maul, Eric Mooss, Jason Muhleisen, Amanda Ostergard, Denise Pearce, Natasha Plooster, John Pugliese, Vanessa Roof, Eric Schafer, Jon Sevenker, Michele Steckelberg, DeWayne Taylor, Diane Temme Stinton, Sarah Teten Kanter, Sean White, Aaron Wiegert, Chad Wiles, Ella Wirtz

Lincoln Children’s Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

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Lincoln Children’s Zoo is a member of Give Nebraska. Learn more at: GiveNebraska.org

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Mission:

To enrich lives through firsthand interaction with living things.

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THANK YOU TO OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS ®

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MAKING HISTORY

The first baby giraffe born at the Zoo

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IMPORTANT CREATURES Vitally important to our ecosystem

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TRAINING 101

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ENRICHMENT

ZOO NEWS

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ZOO CAMP SCHEDULE

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POSTER

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KID’S ACTIVITIES

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CEO TRANSITION

Animals participate in their own healthcare

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MAKING HISTORY

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hat started as a quiet winter day ended up making Zoo history. At about 5:00pm on January 29, 2022 the Zoo welcomed the first baby giraffe born at the Zoo. Born to mom Zawadi, the calf’s arrival was much anticipated. When Zawadi arrived at the Zoo in June 2021 she was already pregnant, as giraffes have a 15 month gestation period. For the next 7 months, the Zoo eagerly awaited the arrival of our first baby giraffe. Zawadi gave birth to her second calf, a healthy baby girl named Mosi (MOH-see), meaning “the first” in Swahili. Zawadi has been a wonderful mother, taking care of Mosi and showing the other giraffe how to act around a calf. Mosi may look small next to her 14 foot tall mother, but she already stands at about 6 feet

2 inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds. Since the giraffe program started in 2018, the Zoo’s goal has been to have healthy baby giraffes born at the Zoo. With five Species Survival Plan (SSP) pairings, the calves born at Lincoln Children’s Zoo will be important to the genetic diversity of the giraffe population in zoos, which helps protect giraffes so that the population is healthy and the species is around for the long-term future. The giraffe keepers began planning for the birth months in advance. A birthing stall was set up with about 8 inches of mulch to simulate natural substrate and provide traction for mom and baby. Cameras were also set up in the birthing stall so keepers could monitor Zawadi throughout the night. Then the waiting began. All the waiting, preparations, excitement,

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and even some nerves came together when the first giraffe calf was born at Lincoln Children’s Zoo. The birth went smoothly and Zawadi and baby did everything perfectly. Baby met all her birth milestones when she was on her feet and walking within an hour of birth and nursing within two hours. This meant that zookeepers and veterinary team could be hands-off and let Zawadi take care of everything. Mosi was slowly introduced to the rest of the herd where she was welcomed in before being introduced to the public on February 23, 2022. Lead giraffe keeper Nikki Page says

these introductions have been one of her favorite things about the whole process, “I love this baby and she really is the cutest thing I have ever seen, but seeing people witness their first giraffe baby has been so heartwarming and humbling. People fall in love with her instantly and can’t get over how big she is but also how small she is.” You can meet Mosi in the giraffe barn during your next Zoo visit. Please be aware that baby and mom might not always be visible if they need some quiet and time apart from the rest of the herd. We are so excited to welcome this calf to the Zoo and can’t wait for you to meet her!

“Seeing people witness their first giraffe baby has been so heartwarming and humbling. People fall in love with her instantly...”

AD OPT M OS I We’re celebrating Mosi with a special Limited Edition Symbolic Adoption! Pick from three different adoption packages and receive a certificate of adoption, Mosi the giraffe plush, giraffe feeding tickets and more! Adopt Now at LincolnZoo.org

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IMPORTANT CREATURES Vitally important to our ecosystem.

Fun Facts There are 750 butterfly species in the United States. Pollinators provide pollination services to over 180,000 different plant species. Pollinators provide 1 out of every three bites of food. More than 200,000 species of pollinators are critical to the growth of our food supply.

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ollinators are vitally important to ecosystems. Pollinators are bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other beneficial creatures that transfer pollen from flower to flower. When pollinators drink nectar, the plant’s pollen rubs off onto their feet, wings, and bodies. As the pollinators move from flower to flower the pollen moves with them. This interaction transfers genetic material critical to the reproductive system of flowering plants. This process is responsible for the plants that bring us fruits and vegetables, half the world’s oils, fibers and raw materials and it prevents soil erosion. In the U.S. honeybees pollinate one-third of all plants that produce fruit for humans and have an even wider impact on plants needed for wildlife to survive. While pollinators are vitally important to ecosystems their populations are

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declining. Pollinator populations suffer from loss of habitat due to human interference and climate change, misuse of pesticides and other chemicals and the spread of invasive plant and animal species. Because of this, many pollinators have disappeared and others are endangered. One way you can help is by planting a pollinator garden to provide safe spaces for pollinators, even small gardens can make a huge difference. We need insects to pollinate fruits and vegetables and to provide food for many animals. It is important to select plants that provide pollen and nectar from spring through the fall and to use a diverse group of native flowering plants to attract a variety of insects. It is also critical to keep the pollinator garden pesticide free. Look for small solitary bees, large bumble bees, butterflies, beetles and more. Their presence signals a healthy ecosystem.


Build A Pollinator Garden Native Plants

Range of Blooming Times

Choose plants native to your area. Flowers such as common milkweed, sunflower, purple coneflower, and prairie ragwort are all beautiful plants that are native to Nebraska and provide food for butterflies and bees. Learn more about plants native to Nebraska to add to your garden here: https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/ landscape/pollinatorplants.shtml

Having flowers that bloom throughout early spring to late fall provides food for pollinators throughout the year.

Variety of Plants Choose a variety of nectar- and pollen-rich flowers with a range of shapes, sizes, and colors. Generalist pollinators can visit a wide variety of flowers. Others, referred to as specialists, need a very different diet and may only be able to feed from one or two kinds of plants. You should strive to provide plants for both generalists and specialists.

Things to Avoid Using pesticides will kill off insects that are helpful to plants and are food to birds and other animals. Similarly, using landscape fabric prevents pollinators and other animals from having access to the soil around plants.

Perennial Cleanup Save perennial garden cleanup for spring. Even dead plants and leaves are a natural habitat for butterflies and other animals. Leaving garden clean up for spring provides winter habitats and protects their life cycle.

at the zoo! Here at the Zoo we have lots of different species of plants. Many are flowering plants that provide food for native pollinators. Take a stroll through the Zoo from spring until the fall and you will see flowers everywhere. From the flower gardens at Wrangler Roundup to the garden paths by the Flamingo Pool, the Zoos focuses on providing pollinators with plenty of spaces to feed and do what they do best – pollinate. You will see flowering plants throughout the Zoo, but did you know the Zoo has a dedicated pollinator garden? In partnership with Lincoln Public School’s Science Focus Program and generous donor, Hubbard Family Foundation, the Zoo created a dedicated pollinator garden. This space includes many different species of plants, special bird houses for migratory birds, and beehives. The pollinator garden is just one way the Zoo works to protect pollinators in our community.

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Create the perfect party for the animal lover in your life! Gather your friends and family at the Zoo for gifts, food and fun! Make lasting memories with options for unlimited train rides and critter encounters.

VIEW PARTY PACKAGES AT LINCOLNZOO.ORG

Zoo Gift cards

Not sure what to give the Zoo lover in your life? A gift card lets them choose! Whether Zoo tickets, train rides, giraffe feed, the gift shop, or the cafes, your special someone will find just the right thing. Purchase gift cards at the Zoo or at LincolnZoo.org

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ZOO NEWS

1. MEMBER PERKS

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Traveling more as the weather gets warmer? Don’t forget about the AZA Reciprocal Admissions Program! Zoo Members can receive free or discounted admission to over 200 zoos and aquariums nationwide, including zoos in Omaha, Des Moise, and Kansas City. View all participating zoos here: bit.ly/AZAreciprocal

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2. NOW HIRING

Join the Zoo team! We are hiring for full-time and part-time positions. View all open positions and apply at https:// indeedhi.re/3tE7yMD

3. TAMARIN BABY

A baby cotton-top tamarin was born at the Zoo on January 23, 2022. Help us welcome the newest ambassador for this critically endangered species! Make sure to say hello to the baby in the Animal Kingdom Building during your next Zoo visit!

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There are 15 penguins at the Zoo! Ever wonder what their names are? Wonder no more! New signage at the penguin pool helps guests to identify each penguin based on the color of their armband. Get to know the penguins during your next Zoo visit.

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TRAINING 101

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ere at the Zoo, animals participate in training sessions that provide an opportunity for exercise, mental stimulation and medical checkups. Zookeepers will ask the animal they are working with to present a behavior, such as opening their mouth or showing a paw, and if the animal does that behavior they receive a reward such as a high value food item. All training sessions are voluntary, meaning that each animal can choose if they want to participate and can walk away at any time. Training sessions are conducted with positive reinforcement, if the animal presents the correct behavior they receive a reward and if they don’t present the behavior then the keepers will simply move on. While training provides an excellent source of exercise and mental stimulation for the animals involved, it is also very beneficial for medical checkups and making sure that all the animals at the Zoo stay healthy. Through positive reinforcement training animals participate in their own healthcare. For instance, it would be impossible for keepers to safely check the teeth or paws of the tigers without anesthesia which can be difficult and time consuming, but through training, keepers can safely check the tiger’s paws and teeth and even take blood draws or give shots when necessary. Zookeeper Kim Garrison trains tigers, as well as several other animals. She says her favorite part of training is “building the connection with the animals.” This connection and trust formed between the animal and keeper during training sessions leads to the ability to provide the highest quality care for our animals.

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spend your summer at the zoo Learn from Animal Professionals • Perform Hands-On Animal Work • Engage with Zoo Guests Ever wondered what it’s like to work at the Zoo? Do you have an interest in Animal Science, Biology, or Education? Want to spend your summer volunteering at the Zoo? Zoo Crew is for you! Students entering grades 7-12 will gain important life and job skills through one of Nebraska's most successful youth volunteer programs. Learn more & register for Zoo Crew at LincolnZoo.org

Expedition: Ecuador & Galapagos Islands July 25 - August 4, 2022

Spend your summer immersed in a classroom with no walls! One where nature is at your finger tips and adventure is around every corner.

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ENRICHMENT There’s always something exciting when enrichment is around!

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ave you ever visited the Zoo and noticed items that looked like they didn’t belong in an animal’s habitat? Maybe a cardboard box or a ball? Those are enrichment items. Here at the Zoo we strive to provide the highest level of care to our animals. One way that is accomplished is through stimulating activities known as enrichment. Unlike in the wild, at the Zoo food and water is always provided, social structures are stable and there are no predators or other threats to avoid, all things that would occupy an animals time. It is important to preserve and encourage the natural behaviors that would be displayed during these activities.

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Enrichment provides the opportunity for mentally and physically stimulating activities that allow animals to express natural behaviors, be more active, and increases the animals’ control over their environment. Each enrichment activity is specific to a species needs. Zookeepers use their vast knowledge of the species’ natural behaviors and physiology, along with their creativity, to create a variety of unique and stimulating enrichment activities. Enrichment falls into one or more categories, such as: food, sensory, cognitive, physical, toys. Each form of enrichment works towards the ultimate goal of enhancing the welfare of the species in our care.

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types of enrichment

Food

Food based enrichment is the most common. Keepers will present an animal’s regular diet as well as special foods in a variety of ways. This can include hiding food to encourage foraging, using puzzle feeders, and more. It is important to stimulate an animal’s natural behaviors while working for their food, just as their wild counterparts do.

Sensory

Cognitive

Sensory enrichment encompasses any of the five senses - sight, sound, touch, smell, taste. For example, smell based enrichment involves introducing novel smells to the animal’s habitat. This could include herbs, spices, perfume or the smells of other animals from objects previously in another habitat.

Cognitive enrichment provides mental stimulation by introducing novel objects and activities to occupy an animals time. This includes things like encouraging animals to think about how to get food that is hidden inside an object. Positive reinforcement training sessions are also excellent cognitive enrichment because it gives the animals a chance to exercise their minds.

Physical Physical enrichment involves the things around the animal’s habitat. Habitat plays an important role in welfare. Enhancing spaces by altering structures to climb or perch on and changing areas to explore encourages mental stimulation and natural behaviors.

Toys Toys are fun items to encourage activity or are often combined with food-related enrichment. These items can include boxes, firefighter hoses, chew toys, hammocks and more.

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CEO TRANSITION

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van Killeen has been named the Chief Executive Officer of the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, effective January 1, 2022. Mr. Killeen held the position of Chief Operating Officer at the Zoo for the last ten years under the previous CEO, John Chapo. Mr. Chapo who served as CEO of the Lincoln Children’s Zoo for 35 years, has stepped into the role of President Emeritus and will remain at the Zoo for the next two years continuing his resource development, media appearances, and strategic planning to ensure a seamless transition of leadership. “Evan Killeen is a dreamer and a builder. He will work tirelessly to raise the success of the Zoo even higher. He is a committed, ethical, and dedicated leader who has all the talents and gifts needed to accomplish greatness for our Zoo. He has my complete support along with that of the Zoo Board of Directors and the Zoo’s professional staff” said Mr. Chapo. Under Killeen’s visionary leadership over the last decade, the Zoo has thrived. Most notably, Mr. Killeen spearheaded the $25MM Zoo expansion project bringing giraffes, tigers, spider monkeys, and cheetahs to Lincoln. As CEO, Killeen will oversee the 18 acre facility which has approximately

350,000 visitors annually and is the largest tourist attraction in the city, the second largest in the state, employing 35 full time employees. “The Board is delighted to appoint an executive of Mr. Killeen’s caliber and experience to the role of CEO.” Said Lincoln Children’s Zoo Board Chair, Jon Sevenker. Mr. Killeen brings extensive industry experience, visionary leadership, and an impressive financial trajectory, bringing the Zoo from a $1.7MM organization to $6.4MM during his tenure. Mr. Killeen has demonstrated that he possesses the skills, knowledge, aptitude, and capability to continue leading the Zoo towards future success. “I am honored to continue working alongside such a talented and dedicated team of individuals, and I am humbled by the opportunity to lead our beloved Lincoln Children’s Zoo into the future” said Killeen. Evan Killeen is a Lincoln native and a graduate of the University of Nebraska. Before joining the Zoo, Killeen served as Deputy Director at the Lincoln Children’s Museum and Director of Education at The Strategic Air Command Museum.

Symbolic Adoptions Support the FIRST EVER baby giraffe born at the Zoo through Symbolic Adoptions!

Choose from multiple adoption packages and receive a giraffe plush, adoption certificate, fact card and more!

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YOUR ZOO COMMUNITY MEMBER STORIES

SHARE YOUR FAVORITE MEMORIES WITH US! Click here to share your memories for a chance to be featured in Zootracks

“We have countless memories at our Zoo because it is where we go to celebrate holidays, spend a free day learning and roaming, or meet new friends in the parent & kid classes. We love the Lincoln Children’s Zoo as it is one of the places we most consistently visit for experiences together as a family over the years!” – Kali S.

LIGHTS RECYCLING The Zoo is proud to have been a sponsor for Lincoln Public Schools Science Focus Program’s annual holiday lights drive. Lights were collected through early mid-January and helped to divert over 11,000 pounds of holiday lights from landfills. During the nine years of collecting lights over 91,000 pounds of lights have been kept from landfills. Photo courtesy of the Science Focus Program Booster Club

Host your event at the zoo! The wildest place in town to host a wedding, picnic, corporate event, or any special gathering. Lincoln Children's Zoo has a variety of indoor and outdoor locations to create the perfect setting for private parties and events of all sizes. Make your event one your guests will never forget by adding special behind-the-scenes tours, animal demonstrations or train rides. Grill out or dine in by utilizing the Zoo's catering options.

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Register now to guarantee your spot at the wildest camp in town!

Weekly May 31 - Aug. 5 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Zoo Camp presents Summer Safari! Each week-long Summer Safari session gives campers the opportunity to go behind-thescenes, talk with zookeepers, and meet some of their favorite animal friends. Every day is a new adventure full of interactive learning opportunities, educational experiences, and fun at the Zoo.

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4 – 5 YEAR-OLDS May 31 - June 3

Summer Safari Week 1 • Session 1* SOLD OUT

July 5 - 8

Summer Safari Week 6 • Session 2*

Summer Safari Week 1 • Session 2* SOLD OUT June 6 - 10

Summer Safari Week 2 • Session 1 SOLD OUT

July 11 - 15

Summer Safari Week 2 • Session 2 June 13 - 17

Summer Safari Week 3 • Session 1 SOLD OUT

Summer Safari Week 4 • Session 1 SOLD OUT

July 18 - 22

Summer Safari Week 5 • Session 1 SOLD OUT

Summer Safari Week 8 • Session 1 Summer Safari Week 8 • Session 2

July 25 - 29

Summer Safari Week 4 • Session 2 June 27 - July 1

Summer Safari Week 7 • Session 1 Summer Safari Week 7 • Session 2

Summer Safari Week 3 • Session 2 SOLD OUT June 20 - 24

Summer Safari Week 6 • Session 1* SOLD OUT

Summer Safari Week 9 • Session 1 Summer Safari Week 9 • Session 2

August 1 - 5

Summer Safari Week 10

June 27 - July 1

Summer Safari Week 5 • Session 1

Summer Safari Week 5 • Session 2

6 – 7 YEAR-OLDS May 31 - June 3

Summer Safari Week 1 • Session 1* SOLD OUT Summer Safari Week 1 • Session 2* SOLD OUT

June 6 - 10

Summer Safari Week 2 • Session 1 SOLD OUT

Summer Safari Week 5 • Session 2 July 5 - 8

Summer Safari Week 2 • Session 2 SOLD OUT Summer Safari Week 2 • Session 3 June 13 - 17

Summer Safari Week 6 • Session 2* July 11 - 15

July 18 - 22

Summer Safari Week 3 • Session 3 June 20 - 24

Summer Safari Week 4 • Session 1 SOLD OUT

Summer Safari Week 8 • Session 1 SOLD OUT Summer Safari Week 8 • Session 2

July 25 - 29

Summer Safari Week 4 • Session 2 SOLD OUT Summer Safari Week 4 • Session 3

Summer Safari Week 7 • Session 1 SOLD OUT Summer Safari Week 7 • Session 2

Summer Safari Week 3 • Session 1 SOLD OUT Summer Safari Week 3 • Session 2 SOLD OUT

Summer Safari Week 6 • Session 1* SOLD OUT

Summer Safari Week 9 • Session 1 Summer Safari Week 9 • Session 2

August 1 - 5

Summer Safari Week 10

July 5 - 8

Summer Safari Week 6 • Session 1*

8 – 9 YEAR-OLDS May 31 - June 3

Summer Safari Week 1 • Session 1* SOLD OUT Summer Safari Week 1 • Session 2*

June 6 - 10

Summer Safari Week 2 • Session 1 SOLD OUT

Summer Safari Week 6 • Session 2* July 11 - 15

Summer Safari Week 2 • Session 2 June 13 - 17

Summer Safari Week 3 • Session 1

Summer Safari Week 7 • Session 2 July 18 - 22

Summer Safari Week 3 • Session 2 June 20 - 24

Summer Safari Week 4 • Session 1 SOLD OUT

Summer Safari Week 5 • Session 1 SOLD OUT

Summer Safari Week 8 • Session 1 Summer Safari Week 8 • Session 2

July 25 - 29

Summer Safari Week 4 • Session 2 June 27 - July 1

Summer Safari Week 7 • Session 1

Summer Safari Week 9 • Session 1 Summer Safari Week 9 • Session 2

August 1 - 5

Summer Safari Week 10

Summer Safari Week 5 • Session 2

10 – 12 YEAR-OLDS May 31 - June 3

Summer Safari Week 1*

July 5 - 8

Summer Safari Week 6*

June 6 - 10

Summer Safari Week 2

July 11 - 15

Summer Safari Week 7

June 13 - 17

Summer Safari Week 3

July 18 - 22

Summer Safari Week 8

June 20 - 24

Summer Safari Week 4

July 25 - 29

Summer Safari Week 9

June 27 - July 1

Summer Safari Week 5

August 1 - 5

Summer Safari Week 10

5 Day Camps: Zoo Members $249 | Non-Members $290 • *4 Day Camps: Zoo Members $200 | Non-Members $232 Camps accurate at time of publication. Please check LincolnZoo.org for the most up-to-date camp info.

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What’s another name for a wasp?

What does a bee use to style her hair? A honey comb!

A wanna-bee.

Why do bees hum?

Which sport do bees like the most?

They don’t know the words.

Phoebe’s Favorite Jokes!

Rug-bee.

Do you have a favorite animal joke? Email them to us at contact@lincolnzoo.org for a chance to be featured in Zootracks!

solve the maze

Get to the center to help the bee pollinate the flower!

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spring scavenger hunt

Head outside and enjoy the spring weather! Take a walk around your backyard, neighborhood or local park and see if you can find following spring objects.

Unscramble the words below.

If the letter has a number below it, write that letter in the corresponding box to reveal the secret message. RNISPG 4

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Which group contributes the most to pollination? Insects, birds or mammals? True or False? More than 100,000 animals play a role in pollinating flowering plants.

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Support your Zoo! It costs $13,000 to care for the Zoo's animals each day. Funds from your Zoo Membership go directly to support the animals in our care. Not only does your Zoo Membership grant your family incredible benefits, the funds go directly to support the highest quality of care for our beloved animals, foster education, and support conservation efforts.

don’t miss out on: • FREE unlimited admission to the Zoo year-round • Discounted tickets to Zoo events such as Boo at the Zoo & Zoo Lights Powered by LES • Discounted registration for Zoo Camps and upcoming fall and winter camps • Discounted or free admission to nearly 200 AZA accredited zoos and aquariums nationwide • And more! Head to LincolnZoo.org for a full list of member benefits *Zoo activities and events are subject to change due to COVID-19 concerns. 22 ZooTracks | Lincoln Children’s Zoo


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