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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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African black knifefish, Xenomystus nigri
Almorha Loach, Botia Almorhae
Asian Forest Centipede, Scolopendra Subspinipes
Banded archerfish, Toxotes jaculatrix
Bandit catfish, Corydoras metae
Black crake, Limnocorax flavirostra
Black sawtooth catfish, Pseudodoras niger
Bleeding-heart dove, Gallicolumba luzonica
Blue crowned pigeon, Goura cristata minor
Blue Dacnis, Dacnis Cayana
Blue-capped cordon-bleu, Uraeginthus cyanocephala
Blue-grey tanager, Thraupis episcopus
Blue-necked tanager, Tangara cyanicollis
Brazilian Salmon Birdeater Tarantual, Lasiodora Parahybana
Broad-nosed caiman, caiman latirostris
Buenos Aries Tetra, Hyphessobrycon Anisitsi
Chinese Hwamei, Leucodioptron Canorum
Cinereous finch, Piezorhina cinerea
Clown knifefish, Chitala chitala
Collared finch-billed bulbul, Spizixos semitorques
Common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus
Congo tetra, Phenacogrammus interruptus
Corydoras catfish, Corydoras surinamensis
Crayfish, Procambarus
Crested Coua, Coua Cristata Cristata
Crested quail dove, Geotrygon versicolor
Crested wood partridge, Rollulus rouloul
Cuban tree frog, Osteopilus septentrionalis
Denison's Barb, Puntius denisonii
Dusky Krib, Pelvicachromis Pulcher
Emerald starling, Lamprotornis iris
Featherfin catfish, Synodontis eupterus
Flavescent peacock cichlid, Aulonocara stuartgranti
Flying fox sharkminnow, Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus
Gaint danio, Danio aequipinnatus
Giant Chinese freshwater barracuda, Elopichthys bambusa
Giant Freshwater Puffer, Tetraodon Mbu
Giant gourami, Osphronemus goramy
Glowlight tetra, Hemigrammus erythrozonus
Gold barb, Puntius semifasciolatus
Golden-breasted starling, Cosmopsarus regius
Golden-headed quetzal, Pharomachrus auriceps
Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tarantula, Poecilotheria Metallica
Grass carp, Ctenopharyngodon idella
Great Blue Turaco, Corythaeola Cristata
Greater green leafbird, Chloropsis sonnerati
Green acouchi, Myoprocta acouchy pratti
Green-and-black poison dart frog, Dendrobates auratus
Green-naped pheasant pigeon, Otidiphaps nobilis nobilis
Grosbeak starling, Scissirostrum dubium
Indian flying fox, Pteropus giganteus
Iridescent shark catfish, Pangasius hypophthalmus
Leopard ctenopoma, Ctenopoma acutirostre
Linne's two-toed sloth, Choloepus didactylus
Madagascar button quail, Turnix nigricollis
Magnificent fruit dove, Ptilinopus magnificus
Marbled Catfish, Leiarius Marmoratus
Mexican Cavefish, astyanax fasciatus
Molly, Poecilia
Moonlight gourami, Trichogaster microlepis
Namaqua Dove, Oena Capensis
Nicobar pigeon, Caloenas nicobarica
NIghtcrawler, Lumbricus
Northern spotted barramundi, Scleropages jardinii
Oriole Warbler, Hypergerus Atriceps
Pacu, Colossoma macropomum
Parrot-billed seedeater, Sporophila peruviana
Peacock bass cichlid, cichla ocellaris
Pink-crowned fruit dove, Ptilinopus roseicapilla
Pink-headed turtle dove, Streptopelia roseogrisea
Plecostomus, Hypostomus ancistroides
Red piranha, Pygocentrus nattereri
Red-billed leiothrix, Leiothrix lutea
Red-capped cardinal, Paroaria gularis
Rosy barb, Puntius conchonius
Royal Plecostomus, panaque nigrolineatus
Scarlet macaw, Ara macao
Silver arawana, Osteoglossum bicirrhosum
Snakehead Gudgeon, Ophieleotris aporos
Southern yellow grosbeak, Pheucticus chrysogaster
Speckled mousebird, Colius striatus
Spotted rafael catfish, Agamyxis pectinifrons
Striped leporinus, Leporinus fasciatus
Sunda wrinkled hornbill, Aceros corrugatus
Tiger shovelnose catfish, pseudoplatystoma fasciatum
Tinfoil barb, Barbodes schwanenfeldii
Turquoise tanager, Tangara mexicana
Variable seedeater, Sporophila americana
Victoria crowned pigeon, Goura victoria
Violet-backed starling, Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
White cloud mountain minnow, Tanichthys albonubes
White-blotched river stingray, Potamotrygon leopoldi
white-breasted wood swallow, artamus leucorhynchus
White-eared catbird, Ailuroedus Buccoides
White-vented bulbul, Pycnonotus barbatus
Wonga pigeon, Leucosarcia melanoleuca

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


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(Beginning March 1)
Winter Hours10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Beginning November 1)
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*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).