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African Crowned Crane

The African crowned crane is a striking and colorful bird with golden feathers on top of its head that resemble a Roman helmet.

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African Gray Parrot

The African gray parrot is famous for being the largest and greatest talking parrot.

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African Pygmy Goat

The African pygmy goat is known for its ability to survive on poor pasture.

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Alpaca

The Alpaca, cousin to the llama, can weigh up to 225 pounds!

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American Alligator

The American alligator is an amphibious reptile that spends all of its time in and around swamps and rivers.

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Asian Elephant

The Asian elephant is a huge, thick-skinned almost hairless mammal that has been domesticated by humans.

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Asian Water Buffalo

The Asian buffalo is sometimes referred to as the “living tractor of the East” as it is often used for plowing and transportation in Asia. 

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Australian Black Swan

Australian Black Swans are native to Australia and Tasmania and are unlike any other bird in that area.

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Ball Python

The ball python go its name because it rolls up into a ball when it feels threatened.

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Black Bear

When some kids think about bears, "Smokey" or "Yogi" come to mind. Our bear habitat gives them a chance to see bears up close!

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Black Buck

The Black Buck originates from India and was imported to the US over 50 years ago. It's one of the fastest animals in the world.

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Blue & Gold Macaw

Beautiful multi-colored Macaws from South and Central America will dazzle and delight you.

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Capybara

The Capybara is the largest rodent in the world.

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Caracal

The caracal, also known as the desert lynx, is a wild cat that is widely distributed across Africa.

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Coatimundi

 The Coatimundi or Coati is a relative of the raccoon with a long, pointed muzzle, a long, bushy and ringed tail. 

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Columbian Rainbow Boa

Columbian Rainbow Boas are tree dweller constrictors. After shedding, their multicolored iridescent sheen can be seen in sunlight.

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Curly Haired Tarantula

The curly hair tarantula is a plump-bodied spider, covered with dark brown and black bristles.

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Eclectus

The male and female Eclectus look so different from each other that people often think they're different species. 

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Emperor Scorpion

The Emperor scorpion is not only one of the largest scorpions in the world, but also is one of the most famous scorpion species known to day.

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Fallow Deer

The fallow deer is originally thought to come from the Mediterranean region of Europe extending into Asia minor...

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Fennec Fox

The fennec fox is a social animal and the smallest wild canid in the world.

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Feral Hog

Feral hogs are social animals which live in groups called "sounders."

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Ferret

Ferrets have a long and slender body covered with brown, black, white, or mixed fur.

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Giant African Praying Mantis

The Giant African Praying Mantis is one of the largest and fiercest species of mantis in the world. 

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Giraffe

The giraffe is the tallest animal in the world. There are nine similar subspecies of giraffe, which are distinguished by coat pattern...

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Grant Zebra

The Grant (Boehm's zebra) are a subspecies of the Plains Zebra. There is a distinctive stripe pattern...

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Greater One-Horned Rhino

The large and beautiful Greater One-Horned Rhino lives primarily in northern India and Nepal.  

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Greater Rhea

The Greater Rhea is the largest of all South American birds.

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Green Bottle Blue Tarantula

The Green Bottle Blue Tarantula is one of the most colorful species of tarantulas. It has bright blue legs, a blue-green carapace, and a vibrant orange abdomen.

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Green Monkey

Green Monkeys are highly social animals. They travel in small groups and are one of the few species to have multi-male groups.

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Green Winged Macaw

The Green Winged Macaw, also known as the Red-and-green Macaw, is a large mostly-red macaw of the Ara genus.

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Grey Rat Snake

The grey rat snake is also called the oak snake because of its patterned markings that resemble oak bark.

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Impala

The Impala is a renowned graceful jumper and is considered one of the most beautiful antelope. It has a shiny reddish coat...

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Indian Crested Porcupine

When alarmed, the Indian Crested Porcupine launches its quill for a backwards attack.

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Keel-Billed-Toucan

The Keel Billed Toucan is also known as the rainbow billed toucan, and is nicknamed that due to the vibrant colors of red, green, and orange on its beak.

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Kenyan Sand Boa

The eyes and nostrils of the sand boa are on top of their head so it can breathe and search for prey while the rest of its body lies hidden beneath the sand.

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Kinkajou

The kinkajou is also known as a honey bear or sun bear, as its face looks similar to that of a cub bear. 

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Kookaburra

Kookaburras are best known for their unmistakable call, which sounds uncannily like loud, echoing human laughter.

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Leopard Tortoise

The leopard tortoise is one of the largest mainland tortoises and has an elevated carapace that is tawny, yellow or buff, with brown centers to each scute with black radiations and spots.

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Lion

Lions in captivity sleep 22 hours a day and can live up to 25 years. In the wild lions also devote an inordinate 

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Llama

The llama is a South American member of the camel family. Its body is covered with a fine, fairly long wool, and it was domesticated...

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Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

The Madagascar Hissing Cockroach is one of the largest cockroach species in the world. 

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Meerkat

Famous for their upright stance, meerkats are very social and charismatic mongooses which live throughout southern Africa. 

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Nilgai

The Nilgai is native to India and Pakistan, where it’s the largest species of antelope. The animal is horse-like with a coat that is coarse...

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Ostrich

The ostrich is the largest living bird and second fastest animal in the world. Although it can’t fly, the ostrich can make 12 foot strides...

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Parakeet

The average Parakeet lives between 5 and 9 years, although some have lived well into their teens.

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Patagonian Burrowing Parrot

The majority of its feathers are golden-green but it has a distinctive yellow front.

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Patas Monkey

The patas monkey is from Africa and it doesn’t like water. It’s able to go for long periods of time without water, but during a drought...

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Pheasant

Pheasants are not known for their flying skills. They are primarily terrestrial birds spending most of their time on the forest floors of Asia, though they are capable of short, fast bursts of flight.

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Pine Snake

The Pine Snake, also may be called a chicken snake or bull snake, will make itself look like a rattlesnake when threatened.

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Prairie Dog

Prairie dogs are herbivorous burrowing rodents native to the grasslands of North America. 

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Raccoon

Raccoon are adaptable animals very skilled with their lightning quick paws and long fingers to help them eat.

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Red Rat Snake

Red rat snakes are slender with a length of 24 to 72 inches.  They are usually orange or brownish-yellow...

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Red-Footed Tortoise

The Red-Footed tortoise is known in Brazil as Jabuti and known is Venezuela as Morrocoy. Interestingly, tortoises are considered "fish" by the Catholic Church and during holy week, redfoots are consumed in huge numbers.

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Redtail Boa

The redtail boa displays beautiful coloration with patterned brown or reddish brown "saddles" that become more pronounced towards the tail. The coloring works as effective camouflage in the jungles and forests of its natural habitat. 

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Red-Tailed Hawk

Most Red-Tailed Hawks are rich brown above and pale below, with a streaked belly and on the wing underside.

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Sandhill Cranes

A fossil from the Miocene Epoch, some ten million years ago, was found to be structurally the same as the modern Sandhill Crane.

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Scarlet Macaw

Beautiful multi-colored Macaws from South and Central America will dazzle and delight you. Keepers explain how beautiful...

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Scimitar-Horned Oryx

The Scimitar-Horned Oryx are magnificent animals in the antelope family that get their names from their elegant horns that curve backwards like a scimitar sword and can grow over 1 metre long.  Both the males and females have horns.

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Siberian Lynx

This lynx has yellowish-brown fur that shows seasonal variations in color.

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Spotted Python

The Spotted Python is one of the shortest python species, only growing to be about a meter.

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Squirrel Monkey

Squirrel monkey fur is short and close, colored olive at the shoulders and yellowish orange on its back and extremities..

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Sulcata Tortoise

Sulcata tortoises are one of the largest tortoise species in the world.

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Swan

Swans live in small groups and are very territorial, especially when breeding. 

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Tamandua

The tamandua is at home both in trees and on the ground and...

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Thomson Gazelle

Often called a “Tommie,” the Thomson gazelle is the most well-known of the gazelle species. They are predominately found in the African savannas and grasslands, specifically the Serengeti region of Kenya and Tanzania. 

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Tiger

The tiger is a nocturnal hunter and will not share its range with other tigers. It will stalk prey that it cannot outrun...

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Turaco

Turacos are social birds, traveling in flocks of around ten to twelve individuals.

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Turkey Vulture

The Turkey Vulture is unique among our vultures in that it finds carrion by smell as well as by sight...

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Two Toed Sloth

The sloth is the world's slowest mammal, so sedentary that algae grows on its furry coat...

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Village Weaver

Village weavers are medium-sized members of the weaver family found through much of western, central and eastern Africa.

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Wallaby

In the kangaroo family, wallabies have large and powerful tails used for moving and propping themselves to sit.

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Waterbuck

The Waterbuck is a large shaggy African antelope that frequents streams and rivers and is part of the Reduncini tribe. Its name is derived...

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Wildebeest

The Wildebeest is an unusual-looking African grazing antelope with brown stripes on its sides and down-curving horns.

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Yellow-Footed Tortoise

Yellow-footed tortoises are named for the yellow-orange scales on their front legs.

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Zebu

The Zebu is the common name for several breeds of humped cattle. It’s one of the oldest known species of cattle and has been around 6,000 years...

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