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Zoo Scavenger Hunt Printable For Kids

This zoo scavenger hunt printable for kids is a great way to get your children engaged and excited about exploring your local zoo for hours without skipping a beat. Can they meet this challenge before the day is through? Only time will tell!

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My family are members of the Bronx Zoo and frequently visit throughout the year. It is one of our favorite things to do when the weather is on our side. But as you know, large zoos can feel a bit… endless at times. If you have children with short attention spans, there comes a point where you lose them.

That’s why I created this zoo scavenger hunt for kids! It is something for our littles to accomplish as we leisurely stroll through one exhibit to the next during our next zoo visit. Our family gets to spend the entire day at the zoo while my boys get to WINNNNNNNNNNNNNN.

I think you know what I’m talking about here. Kids of all ages will enjoy searching for their favorite animal exhibits and these fun ideas work in a small zoo or a large one. So, the next time you have a zoo field trip on the books, make sure you grab a map of the zoo and this themed scavenger hunt.

Perfect For Kids Looking For A Challenge

This great freebie is so much fun for young children and older children alike. You can split up your family into small groups or allow everyone to play individually. A great time to be had by all. It’s truly one of our favorite ways to explore exotic animals and traditional ones, as well. As long as we get to spend all day at the zoo, we are golden. As a reminder, a zoo map will help with this fun activity because your kids can look up specific animal names or animal pictures they still need to find.

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What Animals Are Included In The Fun Zoo Scavenger Hunt?

I tried really hard to choose animals that I thought would universally be found in ALL zoos. I would hate for a child to NOT be able to complete their scavenger hunt for animals. Here is what I came up with:

  • Elephant
  • Giraffe
  • Monkey
  • Snake
  • Bird
  • Seal
  • Penguin
  • Lemur
  • Big Cat
  • Alligator
  • Freshwater Fish
  • Owl
  • Zebra
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Get Your Free Printable Here – Lots of Fun

Are you ready to start exploring with your family and sprinkle in some extra fun to your zoo visits? Just don’t forget the pen! And remember – this is a heavy COLOR COPY. You might want to set your printer to black and white before printing (which is what I usually do) to save some ink.

Click here to get your copy of this zoo scavenger hunt.

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