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Drive to the
Milwaukee County Zoo. From the main
entrance, walk to the Dairy Complex. (You might want to consult a map.)
Look at the “Say Cheese”
board on the wall.
L is the lowest
of the four options of how much cheese each person consumes in a year. L =_____
Look at the same board. H is the highest of the four options for
the percent of cheese produced in Wisconsin. H =_____
Find 7 arithmetic means between L and
H: L __ __ __ __ __ __ __ H
the 3rd term minus the 2nd term. This number is
outside by the pond in the middle of the farm (go out the back exit).
There will be
planters of a certain kind. Go to the farthest planter
from your current position and take the path nearest to that planter.
Once you reach the main path, look at the African Elephant’s daily diet chart.
Set up a logarithm equation:
T= The number of bales of
timothy grass an elephant eats each day.
V= The number of pieces of
produce they eat minus the number of bales of Timothy Grass.
Evaluate this logarithm. Then take
this number, square it, and add 1. This number is now
Continue down the path (to the right of the elephant sign) past the warthogs,
then straight past some dry bones on your left (hmm, looks like the students in
class sometimes), until you see a group of
benches on the right side of the path.
Write a quadratic equation.
A= The number of signs that test
your “Waterhole Wisdom”
B= The number of times the word
“ostrich” is used on these signs.
C= Find the speed an Ostrich can
run. Multiply the 1st
digit times the 2nd digit and take the opposite of it
(so C is negative).
Divide this quadratic equation by (x+4).
Record the whole number remainder as
Continue walking down the path to your right from Waterhole Wisdom.
Stop as soon as you see the large directional signs. (Look at it from the angle you are
standing at right now—don’t go to the front!)
The signs you see should look like those to the left (there are others
pointing at you too).
Look at the sign with the same number as
that you found at "Waterhole Wisdom".
Go by the animals that are on that sign.
Go to the specific animals identified by decoding this matrix:
Look at their plaque. Find
the 2 numbers that say how fast they can swim.
Take the log of the 1st number (on the left) and set it up as
an inequality with the log of the 2nd number (on the right) so it is
a true statement:
When you face the plaque, the inequality sign in the middle will point you
in the direction you should go. After
you pass under tracks not made by an animal, look at the light posts on your left. Count them until you reach 8, then go into the building on your left
entering the first doors you come to.
how high the Goeldi can jump:
G = _____
Find the larger weight of the Ring-Tailed Lemur,
L = _____
Find the larger weight of the Pygmy Marmoset.
M = _____
G varies jointly as L and M. Find the constant of variation.
K1 = ____
__This number, K1, varies indirectly as the last day the
Fennec Fox baby opens its eyes (
F = _____
, and half of the larger weight of the Kinkajou,
W = _____ Find
this new constant,
K2 = _____
out the doors and stand in front of the doors
you came in. Face away from the building. Walk forward
bearing left and until you count K2 light posts on your left. Turn left at the last light
post and enter this building.
will be making a 2x2 matrix and a 2x4 matrix.
Put the numbers of the
answers for each of the following questions in the space indicated:
The number of doors total in
the entrance you have just entered (don't include
the bathrooms or vending machines).
The number of glass windows
that circle the middle of the house.
Lake Wisconsin Record’s national record
weight for the Black Crappie.
Lake Wisconsin Record’s state record of
OUNCES (don’t include the pounds!) for a Yellow Perch.
The smallest whole number
length of a catfish (Hint: "pygmy").
The maximum length for a
A giant anaconda can grow up
to ___ times the height of an average human male.
On the “Lake Wisconsin Guide
to the Fishes” board, The Pumpkinseed grows up to ___inches long.
On the “Diverse Amphibians”
sign, how many groups are Amphibians divided into?
On the “Black Tree Monitor” sign, how many A’s are in the red word “fast”?
Look on the "Snake's Diet" quiz.
Find the number of the multiple choice answer
to the question "What does an anaconda eat?"
On the “We Like it Here” board, how fast can the Blue Racer move?
the matrices together. Then multiply
(2,1) by entry (2,3) and divide the result by entry (1,1).
the whole number from the answer minus the first number after the decimal. Let this number be
out the exit you did not come in. Walk
out the left driveway. Starting with the
dinosaur footprint in front of you, turn left and count X footprints. When
you reach the Xth footprint, turn
right and enter the building.
you enter the building, go straight until you hit a wall.
many monkeys are on only the wall to your right? Count carefully! ___
Face the monkey that was straight in front of you. Head in the direction the monkey is swinging.
when you see the sign that says “Ape Adventure, Africa to America.”
On one of the four boards, find the date when
“Kitty” the Bonobo was shipped to Wassenaar Zoo.
Add the last two digits of the date. ___
down the stairs to your right.
Count the number of whole ceiling tiles in the far right column.
Add this number to the number of lights on
the ceiling only in this area. Your
total is ______
up the opposite set of stairs and walk right.
at the “Gorillas are Great Apes” sign on your left.
Take the two biggest number millions of
years. Add them together and divide by 1
(Whether you're a Czeltic girl or not, you can squish a penny.)
the exit sign on your right. Turn left
at the appeal donor signs.
you get to the "Entrance Gallery", count the number of pictures in the gallery
plus the plaque: ______
Turn around and go back to the place you entered this building. Now go down the hallway to the left.
following the path a ways down until you see the Primate World Map.
Add: Tamarin, Mangabay, Aye-Aye, Tarsier, Marmoset, and Macaque: ___
following the path to the exit and go outside the door.
Sit down and look at the sequence of numbers you gathered from this building.
What kind of sequence is it? What is the sum of the related series?
S = ______
Count the number of black fence rectangular pieces to the left of the
doors as you exit,
B = _____
Find the sign giving you information about the animals that are normally in the
Find the amount of territory in which they
live and the the lowest number of
feet above the ground they travel. These two numbers added together are
varies inversely as
and directly as
the constant of variation: ______
Start at the left and count the number of black fence rectangular pieces until
you reach the number of the constant of variation. There, at the meeting
of a black pole and a corner of a split rail fence
, you will find the
letterbox under some loose wood and leaves in the corner of the split rail
sure no one is watching you! ((I've found sitting on the rail fence until
the cost is clear to be most advantageous.)
Re-hide the box well! Thanks!
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