Zoo Scavenger Hunt

Zoo Scavenger HuntWhy a Zoo scavenger hunt?

As far as making it educational, riddle scavenger hunt clues can be used to “classifying” animals, making the players put the ‘clue’ photo into a category like ‘mammals’. You could also make the players categorize clues into countries of origin, or have to find another similar animal and explain why they think it is similar. I remember doing this with my school; we all had a great time!


Zoo Photo Scavenger Hunt Challenge Clues


Zoo Riddle Clue Scavenger Hunt 1


Zoo Riddle Clue Scavenger Hunt 2


Our zoo scavenger hunts are available in photo hunts and riddle hunts. If you are looking for a way to enjoy the zoo even more, you should consider having your family participate in a zoo scavenger hunt. The hunts are easy to setup and with our downloadable photo challenge list and riddle clue lists available in PDF format, the process couldn’t be easier. Because the lists are available as PDF files, they can be downloaded and printed just about anywhere. You could even make the zoo hunt more of an educational experience for children on a school trip or your children and their friends. Take our photo challenge list and have the children identify the animals and put them into categories.

Our easy to download, print and use scavenger hunts have been designed with fun in mind. Most zoos are very large and exciting to see for the first time for many, but adding another aspect to visiting the zoo will make it even more of a memory. Reasons that you would want to have a scavenger hunt in a zoo include:



If you go with a photo challenge hunt, you will be able to create some very cool photos as well. There are many ways that you can customize the zoo scavenger hunt as well. Besides having children put the animals they find into categories like “mammals”, you could also have them put into categories by the country of origin, or even just the color of the animal. You could also have the children match the animals by similarities asking them why they think the two animals are similar.


Our zoo scavenger hunt clue lists are designed to keep the visit to the zoo fun and positive for children and adults. If you or someone in your group has never been in the zoo, this can be used as a great learning tool. Many children and young adults express an interest in photography and this would be a great way to customize a photo challenge for them as they walk through the zoo.


* Zoo Scavenger Hunt 1 has clues for:

Polar Bear, Lion, Giraffes, Koala, Gorilla, Rhino, Wallaby, Tiger, Cygnet, Cheetah, Dart Frog, Meerkat, Fossa Cat, Lorikeet.

* Zoo Scavenger Hunt 2 has clues for:

Orangutan, Parrots, Bats, Armadillo, Anaconda, Chimpanzees, Hyena, Chameleon, Zebra, Naked Mole Rat, Prairie Dog, Komodo Dragon, Antelope, Red Panda.


Other ideas for a photo challenge scavenger hunt at the zoo

If you are looking for ways to customize your photo challenge scavenger hunt take a look at the idea listed below and expand from there.


These types of scavenger hunts work at any zoo, as long as the animals on the list are available. As you can see, the photo challenge scavenger hunt and the riddle scavenger hunt clues can make any occasion a little more fun. These are specific to setting up and running a scavenger hunt at the zoo.


Our scavenger hunts are provided as PDF downloads.

The PDF is divided into easily cut-able clues:

Photo Scavenger Hunts: PDF list of photograph challenges.

Riddle Scavenger Hunts: PDF list of clues that will guide you to objects.