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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.

Africa Results
African lion, Panthera leo krugeri
African painted dog, Lycaon pictus
Black crowned crane, Balearica pavonina pavonina
Bongo, Tragelaphus eurycerus
Caracal lynx, Caracal caracal caracal
Eastern black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis michaeli
Eastern bongo, Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci
Eastern white pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus
Grevy's zebra, Equus grevyi
Hamadryas baboon, Papio hamadryas
Hippopotamus, Hippopotamus amphibius
Okapi, Okapia johnstoni
Pink-backed pelican, Pelecanus rufescens
Red river hog, Potamochoerus porcus
Reticulated giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata
Ring-tailed lemur, Lemur catta
Saddle-billed stork, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Slender-horned gazelle, Gazella leptoceros leptoceros
Slender-tailed meerkat, Suricata suricatta
South African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana africana
Warthog, Phacochoerus africanus
Western lowland gorilla, Gorilla gorilla gorilla

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.


  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


Hours of Operation
Summer8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(March – October)
Winter10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(November – February)
*The Zoo will be closed one day only, September 8, 2018 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee.