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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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Amphibians Results
Alligator newt, Echinotriton andersoni
Asiatic black spectacled toad, Duttaphrynus melanostictus
Blackbelly salamander, Desmognathus quadramaculatus
California kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula californiae
Chacoan horned frog, Ceratophrys cranwelli
Congo caecilian, Herpele squalostoma
Dwarf surinam toad, Pipa parva
Eastern hellbender, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis
Ebenaui mantella, Mantella ebenaui
European green toad, Bufo viridis
Golden mantella, Mantella aurantiaca
Gorongosa girdled lizard, Smaug mossambicus
Great plains rat snake, Pantherophis emoryi
Green-and-black poison dart frog, Dendrobates auratus
Grotto salamander, Eurycea spelaea
Hellbender, Cryptobranchus allenganiensis
Hourglass tree frog, Hyla ebraccata
Indochinese spitting cobra, Naja naja siamensis
Kaisers spotted newt, Neurergus kaiseri
Kaup's caecilian, Potomotyphlus kaupii
Long-nosed snake, Rhinocheilus lecontei
Malayan krait, Bungarus candidus
Mandarin rat snake, Euprepiophis mandarinus
Mexican leaf frog, Pachymedusa dacnicolor
Mueller's clawed frog, Xenopus muelleri
New Guinea viper boa, Candoia aspera
Ocellated skink, Chalcides ocellatus
Okinawa newt, Cynops ensicauda popei
Panamanian golden frog, Atelopus varius zeteki
Prehensile-tailed skink, Corucia zebrata
Puerto Rican crested toad, Peltophryne lemur
Red salamander, Pseudotriton ruber
Rio Cauca caecilian, Typhlonectes natans
Sambava tomato frog, Dyscophus guineti
Sonoran desert toad, Bufo alvarius incilius alvarius
Tailed frog, Ascaphus truei
Texas blind salamander, Typhlomolge rathbuni
Vietnamese mossy frog, Theloderma corticale
West African gaboon viper, Bitis gabonica rhinoceros
Western girdled lizard, Zonosaurus laticaudatus
White's tree frog, Litoria caerulea

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 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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