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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
African collared doves, Streptopelia roseogrisea
American wigeon, Mareca americana
Andean tinamou, Nothoprocta pentlandii
Asian forest scorpion, Heterometrus longimanus
Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri
Baikal teal, Sibirionetta formosa
Bandit catfish, Corydoras metae
Beautiful fruit dove, Ptilinopus pulchellus
Black crake, Amaurornis flavirostra
Black-naped fruit dove, Ptilinopus melanospilus
Bleeding-heart dove, Gallicolumba luzonica
Blue dacnis, Dacnis cayana
Blue-bellied roller, Coracias cyanogaster
Blue-crowned parrot, Loriculus galgulus
Blue-grey tanager, Thraupis episcopus
Boeseman's rainbowfish, Melanotaenia boesemani
Brazilian salmon birdeater tarantual, Lasiodora parahybana
Bridled white-eye, Zosterops conspicillatus
Broad-nosed caiman, Caiman latirostris
Buenos Airers tetra, Hyphessobrycon anisitsi
Bush thick-Knee, Burhinus grallarius
Caribbean giant cockroach, Blaberus giganteus
Chestnut-backed thrush, Zoothera dohertyi
Chinese hwamei, Garrulax canorus
Cinereous finch, Piezorhina cinerea
Cinnamon teal, Spatula cyanoptera
Collared finch-billed bulbul, Spizixos semitorques
Common bulbul, Pycnonotus barbatus
Common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus
Congo tetra, Phenacogrammus interruptus
Corydoras catfish, Corydoras surinamensis
Crested coua, Coua cristata cristata
Crested quail dove, Geotrygon versicolor
Crested wood partridge, Rollulus rouloul
Denison's barb, Puntius denisonii
Diamond fish, Monodactylus argenteus
Dollar sunfish, Lepomis marginatus
Dusky krib, Pelvicachromis pulcher
Edward's pheasant, Lophura edwardsi
Emerald starling, Lamprotornis iris
Fairy bluebird, Irena puella
False chocolate catfish, Platydoras armatulus
Featherfin squeaker catfish, Synodontis eupterus
Flying fox sharkminnow, Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus
Forktail blueeye, Pseudomugil furcatus
Gaint danio, Danio aequipinnatus
Giant banded tailless whipscorpion, Damon diadema
Giant freshwater puffer, Tetraodon mbu
Glowlight tetra, Hemigrammus erythrozonus
Golden honeyeater, Cleptornis marchei
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
Green woodhoopoe, Phoeniculus purpureus
Green-naped pheasant pigeon, Otidiphaps nobilis nobilis
Grosbeak starling, Scissirostrum dubium
Guam kingfisher, Todiramphus cinnamominus cinnamominus
Guam rail, Gallirallus owstoni
Hooded merganser, Mergus cucullatus
Hooded pitta, Pitta sordida
Indian flying fox, Pteropus giganteus
Leopard ctenopoma, Ctenopoma acutirostre
Mandarin duck, Aix galericulata
Marbled teal, Marmaronetta angustirostris
Mexican cavefish, Astyanax fasciatus
Moonlight gourami, Trichogaster microlepis
Nicobar pigeon, Caloenas nicobarica
Nightcrawler, Lumbricus
North American ruddy duck, Oxyura jamaicensis jamaicensis
Oriole warbler, Hypergerus atriceps
Peacock gudgeon, Tateurndina ocellicauda
Pink-crowned fruit dove, Ptilinopus roseicapilla
Plecostomus, Hypostomus
Red piranha, Pygocentrus nattereri
Red wag mollies, Xiphophorus maculatus
Red-billed leiothrix, Leiothrix lutea
Red-capped cardinal, Paroaria gularis
Red-crested turaco, Tauraco erythrolophus
Regent parrot, Polytelis anthopeplus
Ringed teal, Callonetta leucophrys
Rosy barb, Puntius conchonius
Royal plecostomus, Panaque nigrolineatus
Sabah thorny stick insect, Aretaon asperrimus
Saipan white-eye, Zosterops conspicillatus saypani
Scarlet-faced liocichla, Liocichla ripponi
Silver scat, Selenotoca multifasciate
Snowy-headed robin chat, Cossypha niveicapilla
Spangled cotings, Cotinga cayana
Speckled mousebird, Colius striatus
Spotted rafael catfish, Agamyxis pectinifrons
Spotted scat, Scatophagus argus
Striped panchax, Aplocheilus lineatus
Sunbittern, Eurypyga helias
Taiwan yuhina, Yuhina brunneiceps
Tambourine dove, Turtur tympanistria
Tanzanian Neon Blue-leg centipede, Ethmostigmus
Troupial, Icterus icterus
Turquoise tanager, Tangara mexicana
Variable seedeater, Sporophila americana
Vietnamese Giant centipede, Scolopendra subspinipes
Violet-backed starling, Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
White cloud mountain minnow, Tanichthys albonubes
White-blotched river stingray, Potamotrygon leopoldi
White-breasted wood swallow, Artamus leucorhynchus
White-Eyed Assassin Bug, Platymeris biguttata
Wonga pigeon, Leucosarcia melanoleuca
Wrinkled hornbill, Rhabdotorrhinus corrugatus
Yellow-bellied flower beetle, Pachnoda flaviventris
Yellowcheek, Elopichthys bambusa
Zebra loach, Botia striata

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.