Animal Science is what we love learning about. There are so many animals on our planet to learn about. Unfortunately we can’t go take a trip to the Zoo right now with the pandemic but we have been doing Virtual through Explore.org, The Bronx Zoo and others, which you can check out on our Virtual Field trip article. We’ve also been watching The Zoo on the animal planet where they filmed at the Central Park Zoo and the Bronx Zoo, two zoos we happen to visit a lot when it’s safe. Since I can’t fulfill that promise right now I thought why not create our own dream zoo, or replicate the Bronx zoo as best as possible. So I searched the Minecraft Universe (just kidding, it’s our add on app for the Pocket Edition) and found this awesome world. Let’s go find out why it’s so awesome and Matthew’s now favorite world to play on.
The * marks that these animals exist in the regular minecraft worlds, everything else was added on through a modification. There are many more I didn’t add that were animals but Plushies, Pirates, People etc. This List is only for the animals, some have more than one egg so i will add the + to indicate that.
Duck-billed platypuses are small, shy animals. They have a flattened head and body to help them glide through the water. Their fur, dark brown on top and tan on their bellies, is thick and repels water to keep them warm and dry even after hours of swimming. The duck-billed platypus’s head and body grow to about 15 inches (38 centimeters) and its tail grows to about 5 inches long (13 centimeters). Their most remarkable feature is their amazing snout. It looks like a duck’s bill, but is actually quite soft and covered with thousands of receptors that help the platypus detect prey.Males are also venomous. They have sharp stingers on the heels of their rear feet and can use them to deliver a strong toxic blow to any foe.Platypuses spend most of their time alone, sleeping or eating. These mammals are bottom feeders. They scoop up insects and larvae, shellfish, and worms in their bill along with bits of gravel and mud from the bottom. All this material is stored in cheek pouches and, at the surface, mashed for consumption. Platypuses do not have teeth, so the bits of gravel help them to “chew” their meal.
Dik – Dik
Yellow Eyed Penguin
South Island Moa
Short – Tailed Bat
Alligator Snapping Turtle
Pink Jungle Dolphin
Led River Hog
Tropical Fish *
Cows are best known for the the delicious things they provide, such as milk, dairy products, and meat. They are most often seen on farms. When we talk about cows, it can actually be a little confusing. The technical name for this type of animal is cattle. Young cattle are called calves until they become adults. Adult females are called cows while adult males are called bulls. When we use the word “cow” in our article, we are talking about all of these different kinds of cattle in general. Males can have large horns on their heads while females will have udders. Cows live in a lot of different countries around the world. They are usually found on farms or ranches, and some kinds still live in the wild.They also need a place where they can drink a lot of water. Cows drink about a bathtub full of water every day. Cows are able to eat a lot of different kinds of tough plants and grasses. When a cow eats, it first swallows its food without chewing, and stores it in one of its compartments. Once it finds a quiet place to continue, it vomits the food back up (yuck!) and slowly chews it into tiny pieces that are easy to break down.
Honey bee is a widely distributed flying insect know for its ability to collect nectar from flowers and produce honey. Honey bees (right) are mustard yellow and brown. They have stocky bodies that are covered with many hairs to which pollen adheres.The honey bee’s primary value is as a pollinator of crops. Honey bees are not native to the Americas but were introduced by European settlers. The first introductions are believed to have occurred in the early to mid 1600s by English and Spanish settlers. Honey bees are social insects that live in large colonies. The queen bee, drones and worker bees all have specific tasks to help support the colony. The queen bee lays hundreds of eggs. The male drones’ main function is to be ready to fertilize a receptive queen. Worker bees do all the different tasks needed to operate and maintain the hive. Honey bees harvest nectar and pollen from flowering plants. They are not attracted to meats like the yellowjackets that show up at picnics.
A chicken is a kind of domesticated bird. It is raised in many places for its meat and eggs. They are usually kept by humans as livestock. Most breeds of chickens can fly for a short distance. Some sleep in trees if there are trees around. A male chicken is called a rooster or a cockerel. A female chicken is called a hen. A young chicken is called a chick. Like other female birds, hens lay eggs. The eggs hatch into chicks. When raising chickens, a farmer needs a chicken coop (like a little house) for the chickens to roost (sleep) in. They also need a run or yard where they can exercise, take dust baths, eat and drink. The chickens also need to be protected from predators such as foxes. Fences are often used for this. Chickens can also be farmed intensively. This lets farms make a lot of chicken meat and eggs. Chickens in like to eat whatever they can overpower, like mice, insects, and grains.
Sea turtle *
Green sea turtles are one of the world’s largest species of turtle, weighing around 65-130kg and measuring between 1-1.2m long. They have a strong, tear-drop shape shell, called a ‘carapace’, which covers most of their body, except for their head and four flippers. Their carapace can include shades of different colours, including dark brown, green, olive, yellow and black. So, why are they called “green” sea turtles, then? Well, these cool creatures are named for their layer of green fat that lies under their shell. Scientists believe this unusual quirky-coloured fat is the result of their veggie diet – unlike most other sea turtles, the green sea turtle eats marine plants such as seaweed and sea grass. These top turtles can be found nesting along the coastline of more than 80 countries around the world, with the largest nesting populations found in Costa Rica and Australia. But they like to spend most of their lives underwater, where they can rest for up to five hours at a time before coming up to breathe. When feeding or travelling, however, they pop up to the surface every three to five minutes for a few seconds of air, before diving back down.
Each Animal in the exhibits also have their own names. Now not every animals listed has their own exhibit right now. I’m sure the person who built the world will have more updates.
Explore the Zoo
Which animals can you find?
What are their habitats like?
What food do they eat?
Can you find all the animal names?
Which animal is your favorite?
Become a zookeeper. Find the staff building, put on the zookeeper outfit and grab all the books to learn about each animal. Feed the animals. Which animals can you tame and ride?
Use the surrounding area (and proper Biomes) to add on to the zoo. Have at least 3 of each animal.
Check out Diamond Pro Gamer for our video versions of the lessons.
Don’t forget to look up at the sky at night.