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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.

South America Results
Argentine ruddy duck, Oxyura vittata
Blue-and-yellow macaw, Ara ararauna
Blue-crowned motmot, Momotus momota
Blue-headed parrot, Pionus menstruus
Blue-winged teal, Spatula discors
Boat-billed heron, Cochlearius cochlearius
Buffon's macaw, Ara ambigua
Capybara, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
Chacoan peccary, Catagonus wagneri
Chiloe wigeon, Mareca sibilatrix
Coscoroba swan, Coscoroba coscoroba
Giant anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla
Golden conure, Guaruba guarouba
Green aracari, Pteroglossus viridis
Green-cheeked amazon, Amazona viridigenalis
Green-winged macaw, Ara chloropterus
Guanaco, Lama guanicoe
Guira cuckoo, Guira guira
Hyacinth macaw, Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
Jaguar, Panthera onca
King vulture, Sarcorhamphus papa
Maned wolf, Chrysocyon brachyurus
Northern pintail, Anas acuta acuta
Orinoco goose, Neochen jubata
Peruvian thick-knee, Burhinus superciliaris
Puna ibis, Plegadis ridgwayi
Puna teal, Anas puna
Red shoveler, Anas platalea
Red-fronted macaw, Ara rubrogenys
Red-legged seriema, Cariama cristata
Roseate spoonbill, Ajaia ajaja
Scarlet macaw, Ara macao
Southern screamer, Chauna torquata
Sun conure, Aratinga solstitialis
Tayra, Eira barbara
Thick-billed parrot, Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha
White cockatoo, Cacatua alba
White-cheeked pintail, Anas bahamensis
White-faced whistling duck, Dendrocygna viduata
Wood stork, Mycteria americana
Yellow-collared macaw, Ara auricollis
Yellow-naped amazon, Amazona auropalliata auropalliata
Yellow-shouldered amazon, Amazona barbadensis

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.