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Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Everything but the smells of the nearly 400 species at the National Zoo.
GRADE LEVEL: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12


The Smithsonian National Zoological Park Web site is the virtual National Zoo. It offers information, photographs, and live Webcams for many of the 2,000 animals of nearly 400 species that inhabit the zoo.


This well-organized site is easily navigated from the graphic links on the front page. A bottom navigation bar is also available for moving to other areas of the site.



This Website has a wealth of information and resources for teaching and learning about animals. The Animals section provides a list of animal categories, including: African Savanna, Amazonia, Asia Trail, Asian Elephants, Backyard Biology, Birds, Giant Pandas, Great Apes, Great Cats, and more. Each of these categories includes photo galleries, live Webcams, articles, and information about the animals that live there. Educators can find online resources for teaching about animals, such as articles and curriculum guides that can be downloaded or ordered for free. Children will want to check out the Just for Kids section. This section provides jigsaw puzzles, fact sheets for homework help, and other goodies such as interactive games and coloring pages.


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