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We care for more than 3,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species. If you're looking for information about one or more of the animals we have in our care — you can sort by exhibit or by class by using the buttons below.

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Reptiles Results
Aldabra tortoise, Aldabrachelys gigantea
Alligator snapping turtle, Macrochelys temminckii
Arizona black rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis cerberus
Armenian viper, Vipera raddei
Black mamba, Dendroaspis polylepis
Black-breasted leaf turtle, Geomyda spengleri
Bog turtle, Glyptemys muhlenbergii
Broad-nosed caiman, Caiman latirostris
Carpet/diamond python, Morelia spilota
Chinese alligator, Alligator sinensis
Chinese crocodile lizard, Shinisaurus crocodilurus
Collared lizard, Crotaphytus collaris
Common spider tortoise, Pyxis arachnoides arachnoides
Desert grassland whiptail, Aspidocelis Uniparens
East African green mamba, Dendroaspis angusticeps
Eastern box turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina
Egyptian tortoise, Testudo kleinmanni
Eyelash palm pitviper, Bothriechis schlegelii
Fly River turtle, Carettochelys insculpta
Grand Cayman iguana, Cyclura nubila lewisi
Green iguana, Iguana iguana
Green tree python, Morelia viridis
Grey-banded kingsnake, Lampropeltis alterna
Gulf Coast spiny softshelled turtle, Apalone spinifera aspera
Honduran milksnake, Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis
Inland bearded dragon, Pogona vitticeps
Jamaican iguana, Cyclura collei
Javan forest dragon, Gonocephalus chamaeleontinus
Kenya sand boa, Gongylophis colubrinus loveridgei
King cobra, Ophiophagus hannah
Komodo dragon, Varanus mertensi
Leopard gecko, Eublepharis macularius
Madagascar giant day gecko, Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis
Mertens' water monitor, Varanus mertensi
Mexican burrowing python, Loxocemus bicolor
New Caledonia giant gecko, Rhacodactyulus leachianus
North Australia snake-necked turtle, Macrochelodina rugosa
Ornate box turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata
Osage copperhead, Agkistrodon contortrix phaeogaster
Prairie rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis viridis
Prehensile-tailed skink, Corucia zebrata
Radiated tortoise, Astrochelys radiata
Razor-backed musk turtle, Sternotherus carinatus
Red-footed tortoise, Chelonoidis carbonaria
Royal/ball python, Python regius
Rubber boa, Charina bottae
Ruin lizard, Podarcis sicula
Scheltopusik/glass lizard, Ophisaurus apodus
Sonoran spiney tailed iguana, Ctenosaura hemilopha
Spotted turtle, Clemmys guttata
Tegu lizard, Tupinambis merainae
Tentacled snake, Erpeton tentaculatum
Three-toed box turtle, Terrapene carolina triunguis
Timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus
Venezuela lancehead, Bothrops venezuelensis
Western hognose snake, Heterodon nasicus
Western massasauga, Sistrurus catenatus tergeminus
Yellow anaconda, Eunectes notaeus
Yellow-blotched map turtle, Graptemys flavimaculata
Yellow-footed tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata

Our animal pages are under construction. If there is a Sedgwick County Zoo animal page you would like us to complete sooner rather than later — please let us know. We will do our best to give your favorite animal page first priority.

Meanwhile, you can use the web to find information about specific animal species, habitats, conservation programs and much more. The internet is a great place to start – however you need to be specific regarding your search and you need reliable sources.

Start your search by using the animal’s scientific name. You can click on the sort options above to find the scientific name for each of the species found at your Sedgwick County Zoo. If you don’t know the scientific name of the animal you are researching try using an online encyclopedia. You can also narrow your internet search using the common name of the animal. Instead of searching for “bears,” try “grizzly bear” or “black bear” this will eliminate information such as teddy bears or Chicago Bears. Good luck in your quest for knowledge.

Suggested Resources

Start with the following suggested sources. Sedgwick County Zoo curators trust these sources for reliable information about the animals in our care.

Books

  1. Walker’s Mammals of the World by Ronald M Nowak (volumes I and II)
     
  2. Handbook of Birds of the World edited by Josep del Hoyo, Andy Elliott and Jordi Sargata (volumes 1-7)
     
  3. Handbook of Birds of the World edited by Josep del Hoyo, Andy Elliott and David Christie (volumes 8-13)
     
  4. Amphibians and Reptiles in Kansas by Joseph T. Collins
     
  5. The Sibley Guide to Birds by David Allen Sibley

Websites

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Summer Hours8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Beginning March 1)
Winter Hours10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Beginning November 1)
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*The Zoo will be closed one day only, September 10, 2016 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee. For Zoobilee ticket information please call 266-8APE (8273).
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