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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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North America Results
American elk, Cervus elaphus canadensis
Black-tailed prairie dog, Cynomys ludovicianus
Collared Lizard, Crotaphytus Collaris
Cougar, Puma concolor stanleyana
Florida sandhill crane, Grus canadensis pratensis
Grizzly bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
Hooded Merganser, Mergus Cucullatus
Mexican wolf, Canis lupus baileyi
North American black bear, Ursus americanus
North American river otter, Lontra canadensis lataxina
Northern bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus alascensis
Ornate box turtle, Terrapene ornata
Osage copperhead, Agkistrodon contortrix phaeogaster
Prairie bison, Bison bison bison
Prairie rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis viridis
Pronghorn, Antilocapra americana americana
Red-sided gartersnake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis
Reticulate gila monster, Heloderma suspectum suspectum
Timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus horridus
Trumpeter swan, Cygnus cygnus buccinator
Western massasauga, Sistrurus catenatus tergeminus
Western turkey vulture, Cathartes aura aura
Whitetailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus
Wild turkey, Meleagris gallopavo

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

Hours of Operation
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)
Open 364 Days a Year!*
*The Zoo will be closed one day only, September 6, 2014 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee. For Zoobilee ticket information please call 266-8APE (8273).
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