Zoo Academy Projects Unveiled

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Elephants and tigers were the focus for students involved in a special program. The Zoo Academy semester projects were presented Friday to parents, peers and Henry Doorly Zoo administration.

The students worked on the project for one year, which decided what materials would be needed to build a new exhibit. One group came up with the idea for heated sidewalks.

“A pachyderm specialist came and spoke with us about the old exhibit and how we can change it to make it better and they said the snow is so exciting for them because it's something new,” said Omaha Central senior Karlee Qualheim.

“But you don't want to have to worry about an elephant slipping on ice or falling in snow because if you get an elephant down it can be hard to get it back up,” said Omaha Burke senior Emily Gray.

The students also said they created an advertising campaign to show off the features of their new exhibits.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666 sixonline@wowt.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 182600021 - wowt.com/a?a=182600021