The New Zoos:
Viewer Challenge Quiz
Watch Scientific American Frontiers Show 805: The New Zoos, and test your knowledge by answering these questions:
POLAR BEAR PICNIC
THE WILDER, THE BETTER
- What is the key to a successful enrichment program in a zoo?
- secret hiding places
- fewer visitors
- low-fat foods
- List three examples of ways zoos provide enrichment.
- Which of the following facts is not true about orangutans?
- They are happy in groups.
- They don't compete for food.
- They remember where food is located.
- They figure out good strategies for finding food.
- For Saki monkeys, the behavioral equivalent of pacing the cage is:_____________.
TUNA IN THE TANK
- Why might training Guthrie the sea lion to perform be good for him?
ZOOS AS ARKS
- Why did vets at the Monterey Bay Aquarium stop feeding tuna the food they eat in the wild?
RETURN TO THE WILD
- Pandas exchange information with other pandas through their sense of:_____________.
- Researchers at the San Diego Zoo found that the key to increasing the breeding potential of captive animals is:
- good food.
- more space.
- toys to play with.
- Zoo expert Ben Beck says that "99% of this business" [observing animals] is:_____________.
- Golden lion tamarins raised in captivity have problems finding food because they lack good (choose two):
- locomotion skills.
- senses of smell and taste.
- mapping skills.
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