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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 lion, Panthera leo krugeri
African painted dog, Lycaon pictus
Aldabra tortoise, Aldabrachelys gigantea
Amur leopard, Panthera pardus orientalis
Amur tiger, Panthera tigris altaica
Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Black-tailed prairie dog, Cynomys ludovicianus
Bongo, Tragelaphus eurycerus
Burmese brow-antlered deer, Rucervus eldii thamin
Capybara, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes
Chinese alligator, Alligator sinensis
Cougar, Puma concolor
Eastern black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis michaeli
Eastern white pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus
Florida sandhill crane, Grus canadensis pratensis
Fly River turtle, Carettochelys insculpta
Grand Cayman iguana, Cyclura nubila lewisi
Greater flamingo, Phoenicopterus roseus
Grevy's zebra, Equus grevyi
Grizzly bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
Hippopotamus, Hippopotamus amphibius
Humboldt penguin, Spheniscus humboldti
Inca tern, Larosterna inca
King cobra, Ophiophagus hannah
Malayan Tapir, Tapirus indicus
North American black bear, Ursus americanus
North American river otter, Lontra canadensis lataxina
Okapi, Okapia johnstoni
Osage copperhead, Agkistrodon contortrix phaeogaster
Panamanian golden frog, Atelopus varius zeteki
Pink-backed pelican, Pelecanus rufescens
Prairie rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis viridis
Pronghorn, Antilocapra americana americana
Puerto Rican crested toad, Peltophryne lemur
Red panda, Ailurus fulgens fulgens
Red river hog, Potamochoerus porcus
Reticulated giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata
Scarlet macaw, Ara macao
Slender-tailed meerkat, Suricata suricatta
South African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana africana
Sumatran orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus abelii
Warthog, Phacochoerus africanus
Western lowland gorilla, Gorilla gorilla gorilla
Western massasauga, Sistrurus catenatus tergeminus

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.