Zoo Assignment - NAME: _ TA: _ Animal Behavior and the...

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Page 1 of 10 NAME: _________________________ TA: _________________________ Animal Behavior and the Distribution of Life: Field Trip to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore PURPOSE: To better understand animal behavior and the distribution of life using the Maryland Zoo collection as an example. GENERAL INFORMATION: To complete this assignment, you will need to visit the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (formally known as the Baltimore Zoo). Before you go to the Zoo, be sure to read these entire directions. This assignment will take no more than two hours to complete (not including travel time). Ask for a free map as you enter the zoo. The zoo is open 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., seven days a week. Keep your ticket stub and attach it to this assignment—you will not receive any credit without it! Admission Prices: Purchased ahead of time on the web Purchased at the gate Visiting Monday – Friday $11.00 $13.00 Visiting Saturday - Sunday $11.00 $15.00 DIRECTIONS TO THE ZOO : Unfortunately, there is no good public transportation to the Zoo. So, you will need to take a taxi or drive there. Parking at the zoo is free. Cabfare should be about $9 each way. It takes less than 10 minutes to reach the Zoo. Local cab companies that serve the Zoo and the Homewood Campus include: Arrow Cab: 410-261-0000 Emerald Cab: 410-285-1800 Yellow Cab: 410-685-1212 There are short-term rental cars available on campus as well. These are managed by the Zipcar company. Please visit their website at http://www.zipcar.com/ for more information. Driving Directions from the Homewood Campus : Take St. Paul St. south to 29 th street. Make a right on 29 th street. Follow it over the expressway (I-83). 29 th street will become Druid Park Lake Drive. Follow signs directing you to the entrance to the Zoo, which will be on your right. Additional information about the Zoo is available at its website: http://www.marylandzoo.org
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Page 2 of 10 Laboratory Assignment Animal Behavior and the Distribution of Life: Field Trip to the Maryland Zoo THIS ASSIGNMENT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNLESS A MARYLAND ZOO TICKET STUB IS ATTACHED!!! Due in lab the week of October 5 th (100 points possible) 1. MARYLAND WILDERNESS (50 points) The following organisms are housed in the Maryland Wilderness section of the Zoo: corn snake, North American river otter, red fox, and Seba’s short-tailed bat. Before you go to the Zoo, read the information in the appendix to this assignment about each species. Pay close attention to the animal’s range and behavior. A. Choose ONE organism from the list above. Observe its behavior for a full ten minutes. (25 points) i. Which organism did you choose? (2 points) ii. Were there any other animals in the display with the animal you observed? Were they the same species? Different species? Same gender? (2 points) iii. Describe in detail the behavior you observed. Be sure to mention any patterns you noticed. Use the back of this sheet if you need additional space. (10 points) iv. Did you view any of the behaviors mentioned in the appendix about your animal? Explain. (11 points)
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2009 for the course BIOLOGY 020.153 taught by Professor Pearlman during the Fall '09 term at Johns Hopkins.

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