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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.

Amphibians & Reptiles Results
Aldabra tortoise, Aldabrachelys gigantea
Almorha loach, Botia almorhae
Armenian viper, Vipera raddei
Barbel steed barb, Hemibarbus labeo
Black crappie, Pomoxis nigromaculatus
Black mamba, Dendroaspis polylepis
Black-breasted leaf turtle, Geomyda spengleri
Blackbelly salamander, Desmognathus quadramaculatus
Blackspot barb, Puntius filamentosus
Bog turtle, Glyptemys muhlenbergii
Bowfin, Amia calva
Chinese alligator, Alligator sinensis
Chinese crocodile lizard, Shinisaurus crocodilurus
Coal grunter, Hephaestus carbo
Common spider tortoise, Pyxis arachnoides arachnoides
Congo caecilian, Herpele squalostoma
Desert grassland whiptail, Aspidocelis Uniparens
Dwarf surinam toad, Pipa parva
East African green mamba, Dendroaspis angusticeps
Eastern hellbender, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis
Egyptian tortoise, Testudo kleinmanni
Empire gudgeon, Hypseleotris compressa
European green toad, Bufo viridis
Eyelash palm pitviper, Bothriechis schlegelii
Fly River turtle, Carettochelys insculpta
Golden mantella, Mantella aurantiaca
Gorongosa girdled lizard, Smaug mossambicus
Grand Cayman iguana, Cyclura nubila lewisi
Green iguana, Iguana iguana
Green tree python, Morelia viridis
Green-and-black poison dart frog, Dendrobates auratus
Grey-banded kingsnake, Lampropeltis alterna
Gulf Coast spiny softshelled turtle, Apalone spinifera aspera
Hellbender, Cryptobranchus allenganiensis
Hourglass tree frog, Hyla ebraccata
Indochinese spitting cobra, Naja naja siamensis
Jamaican iguana, Cyclura collei
Kaisers spotted newt, Neurergus kaiseri
Kaup's caecilian, Potomotyphlus kaupii
King cobra, Ophiophagus hannah
Komodo dragon, Varanus mertensi
Longnose gar, Lepisosteus osseus
Madagascar giant day gecko, Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis
Mandarin rat snake, Euprepiophis mandarinus
Mertens' water monitor, Varanus mertensi
Mexican leaf frog, Pachymedusa dacnicolor
Mueller's clawed frog, Xenopus muelleri
New Guinea viper boa, Candoia aspera
North Australia snake-necked turtle, Macrochelodina rugosa
Okinawa newt, Cynops ensicauda popei
Panamanian golden frog, Atelopus varius zeteki
Prehensile-tailed skink, Corucia zebrata
Razor-backed musk turtle, Sternotherus carinatus
Red salamander, Pseudotriton ruber
Rio Cauca caecilian, Typhlonectes natans
Rubber boa, Charina bottae
Sambava tomato frog, Dyscophus guineti
Scheltopusik/glass lizard, Ophisaurus apodus
Sonoran desert toad, Bufo alvarius incilius alvarius
Sonoran spiney tailed iguana, Ctenosaura hemilopha
Spotfin archerfish, Toxotes chatareus
Spotted turtle, Clemmys guttata
Tegu lizard, Tupinambis merainae
Tentacled snake, Erpeton tentaculatum
Venezuela lancehead, Bothrops venezuelensis
Vietnamese mossy frog, Theloderma corticale
West African gaboon viper, Bitis gabonica rhinoceros
Western girdled lizard, Zonosaurus laticaudatus
Yellow anaconda, Eunectes notaeus
Yellow-blotched map turtle, Graptemys flavimaculata
Yellow-footed tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata

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.