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
Arizona black rattlesnake
Crotalus viridis cerberus
Bald eagle
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Black-tailed prairie dog
Cynomys ludovicianus
California kingsnake
Lampropeltis getula californiae
Collared lizard
Crotaphytus collaris
Puma concolor
Florida sandhill crane
Grus canadensis pratensis
Great plains rat snake
Pantherophis emoryi
Green jay
Cyanocorax yncas
Grizzly bear
Ursus arctos horribilis
Apis mellifera
Long-nosed snake
Rhinocheilus lecontei
Mexican wolf
Canis lupus baileyi
North American black bear
Ursus americanus
North American river otter
Lontra canadensis lataxina
Northern pintail
Anas acuta acuta
Osage copperhead
Agkistrodon contortrix phaeogaster
Prairie bison
Bison bison bison
Prairie rattlesnake
Crotalus viridis viridis
Antilocapra americana peninsularis
Antilocapra americana americana
Timber rattlesnake
Crotalus horridus
Western massasauga
Sistrurus catenatus tergeminus
Western turkey vulture
Cathartes aura aura
Whitetailed deer
Odocoileus virginianus macrourus
Wild turkey
Meleagris gallopavo
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