This enjoyable nonfiction unit will delight independent readers with fact sheets and comprehension activities focused on ten different zoo animals. The animals included in the unit are giraffes, lions, hippos, elephants, zebras, rhinos, alligators and pandas. Students will read about each animal and then complete related comprehension worksheets. In addition there is an ABC order activity, bingo game, survey, cut and paste and directions for illustrating a savanna scene. This unit can also be used as a science focus. Students can work independently, in pairs, or small groups. A list of suggestions for extending this unit is also included. You can use the material in this unit as a springboard to writing simple animal reports. What a wonderful way to get students excited about reading nonfiction selections and then interacting with this information in several enjoyable ways!