North America

Our National Heritage

The North America exhibit opened in May of 1993, showcasing native North American species and educating visitors about animals that are part of their national heritage. Otters, bears, bison and other animals once roamed the Kansas prairie and its fringes, but have been displaced by human encroachment. Big Bear Watering Hole now marks the entrance to our North America exhibit.

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
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