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Brookfield Zoo Full Species List at the Brookfield Zoo

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  1. Moebelle

    Moebelle Well-Known Member

    15 Jun 2011
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Excluding the Family Play Zoo - Although I am aware it has exhibits for Ladybugs, American Kestrel, Ring-tailed Lemurs, and Ravens. It costs extra to enter and I do not believe it is worth passing through.

    Here's what I saw in order starting with the North Entrance:

    The Fragile Forest
    Big Cats:
    1. Amur Leopard
    2. African Lion
    3. Sloth Bear
    4. Amur Tiger
    5. Snow Leopard
    The Fragile Desert:
    1. Meerkat
    2. African Crested Porcupine
    3. Damaraland Mole Rat, Naked Mole Rat
    4. Rock Hyrax
    5. Caracal
    6. Bat-eared Fox
    7. Large-spotted Genet
    8. Black-footed Cat
    The Fragile Rain Forest:
    1. Giant Millipede, Giant Prickly Leaf Insect
    2. Yellow-spotted Climbing Toad
    3. Binturong, Prevost's Squirrel, Asian Small-clawed Otter
    4. Chinese Newt
    5. Burmese Python
    6. Clouded Leopard
    7. Fishing Cat
    8. Redtail Shark Minnow, Tiger Barb, Rosy Barb, Flower Shrimp, Dwarf Gourami, Yo-Yo Botia
    9. Black-breasted Leaf Turtle
    10. Timor Python

    Seven Seas
    1. Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin

    Pinniped Point
    1. Harbor Seal
    2. Grey Seal
    3. California Sea Lion

    Stingray Bay
    1. Cownose Ray, Southern Stingray

    Tropic World
    South America: Hoffmann's Two Toed Sloth, Red-capped Cardinal, Blue Grey Tanager, Blue-crowned Mot-Mot, Black-handed Spider Monkey, Squirrel Monkey, Cotton-top Tamarin, Goeldi's Monkey, Giant Anteater
    Asia: White-cheeked Gibbon, Asian Small-clawed Otter, Magpie Robin, Red-vented Bulbul, Bornean Orangutans, Northern Tree Shrew
    Africa: Schmidt's Guenon, Angolan Colobus, Allen's Swamp Monkey,Common Bulbul, White-headed Buffalo Weaver, Violet Turaco, Superb Starling, Western Lowland Gorilla

    The Swamp
    1. Boat-billed Heron, Sunbittern, Snowy Egret
    2. Mata-Mata Turtle, Amazon Milk Frog
    3. Southern Copperhead
    4. Cottonmouth
    5. Eyelash Viper
    6. Double-crested Cormorant, Fulvous Whistling Duck, White Ibis
    7. Orinoco Crocodile
    8. Amazon Tree Boa, Serpae Tetra, Silver Hatchetfish, Black Neon Tetra, Apistro Gramma, Blue Ram Cichlid, Green Fire Tetra, Turqouise Discus
    9. Bucktooth Tetra, Red-bellied Piranha
    10.Galliwasp, Cope's False Chameleon
    11. Argentine Black-and-white Tegu
    12. False Water Cobra
    13. Pink Millipede
    14. Vinegaroon
    15. Giant Red-headed Centipede
    16. Black Widow
    17. Bull Snake
    18. Blue-winged Teal, Green Heron, Redhead Duck, Great Egret, Wood Duck
    19. North American River Otter
    20. Largemouth Bass, Chicken Turtle
    21. Alligator Snapping Turtle

    Formal Pool
    1. American White Pelican

    Birds and Reptiles
    1. Peach-throated Monitor
    2. Reticulated Python
    3. Australian Water Dragon
    4. Radiated Tortoise
    5. Galapagos Tortoise
    6. Argus Monitor
    7. Radiated Tortoise
    8. Sonoran Desert Toad
    9. Red Bird of Paradise
    10. Panamanian Golden Frog
    11. Wattled Currasow, Blue-crowned Mot-Mot, Turquoise Tanager, Ringed Teal, White-crested Turaco, Blue Grey Tanager, Bay-headed Tanager, Paradise Tanager, Elephant Crested Tinamou, Green-winged Macaw

    Feathers and Scales
    1. Fox Snake
    2. Arizona Mountain Snake
    3. Western Hognose Snake
    4. Spotted Turtle
    5. Grey-banded Kingsnake
    6. Chicago Garter Snake
    7. Victoria Crowned Pigeon, Bali Mynah
    8. Egyptian Tortoise
    9. Bavay's Giant Gecko
    10. Blue-legged Mantella, Black-eared Mantella
    11. D'Albert's Python
    12. Jamaican Boa
    13. San Esteban Island Chuckwalla
    14. Texas Tortoise
    15. Rosy Boa
    16. Desert Horned Lizard
    17. Cape Thick Knee, Roadrunner, Gila Woodpecker, White-winged Dove, Gambel's Quail, Curve-billed Thrasher
    18. Madagascar Spider Tortoise
    19. Gila Monster
    20. Amazon Horned Frog
    21. Kenyan Sand Boa
    22. Flame-bellied Armadillo Lizard
    23. Halmahero Giant Gecko
    24. Giant Mossy Tree Frog
    25. Eastern Indigo Snake
    26. Chinese Crocodile Lizard
    27. Congo Peafowl
    28. Blue-faced Honeyeater
    29. Tawny Frogmouth, Crested Wood Partridge, Jambu Fruit Dove
    30. Yellow and Blue Poison Frog, Green and Black Poison Frog, Blue Poison Frog, Yellow-banded Poison Frog
    31. Black Tree Monitor

    The Living Coast
    1. Flame Scallop, Star Coral
    2. Black Percula Clownfish, Orange Skunk Clownfish, Poison Goby, Bubble-tip Anemone, Carpet Anemone, Cleaner Shrimp
    3. Banded Coral Shrimp, Porcelain Crab, Sea Apple
    4. Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass
    5. African Cichlids
    6. Blue Rnner, Spadefish, Cownose Ray
    7. Upside Down Jellyfish
    8. Picasso Triggerfish, Harlequin Tuskfish, Dogface Puffer
    9. Kelp Bass, Gariboldifish, Leopard Shark, Half Moon, Popeye Catalufa Soldierfish, Pacific Moray Eel
    10. Bat Star, Strawberry Anemone, Plumose Anemone, Green Anemone
    11. Sailfin Tang, Naso Tang, Percula Clownfish, Cleaner Shrimp, Long Tentacle Anemone, Blue Tang, Twospined Angelfish, Royal Empress Angelfish, Allen Damselfish, Domino Damselfish, Rainfordi Goby
    12. Humboldt Penguin, Grey Gull, Inca Tern
    13. Rainbow Boa
    14. Puerto Rican Boa
    15. Puerto Rican Tarantula
    16. Common Vampire Bat

    Great Bear Wilderness
    1. Bald Eagle
    2. Mexican Grey Wolf
    3. Alaskan Brown Bear
    4. Polar Bear
    5. American Bison

    Habitat Africa! The Savanna
    1. African Painted Dog
    2. Reticulated Giraffe, Egyptian Tortoise, African Spur-Thigh Tortoise
    3. Elipsen Waterbuck, Ostrich, Warthog
    4. Gerenuk
    5. Aardvark
    1. Dwarf Mongoose
    2. Pancake Tortoise
    3. Leopard Tortoise
    4. Plated Lizard
    5. Blue-bellied Roller, Golden-breasted Starling, Taveta Golden Weaver, Speckled Mousebird, Violet-backed Starling, Emerald Starling
    6. Klipspringer

    Habitat Africa! The Forest
    1. Okapi
    2. Yellow-backed Duiker
    3. African Dwarf Crocodile
    4. Royal Antelope, Red-billed Hornbill
    5. Hingleback Tortoise
    6. Jackson's Chameleon
    7. Dumeril's Ground Boa
    8. Giant Elephant Shrew
    9. Okapi (Indoor)
    10. Okapi (Outdoor #2)
    11. Red River Hog

    Hoofed Animals
    1. Okapi
    2. Addax
    3. Grant's Zebra, Grevy's Zebra
    4. Przewalski's Horse
    5. Bactrian Camel (X2)

    1. Pygmy Hippopotamus (X2)
    2. Baird's Tapir
    3. Lowland Tapir
    4. Eastern Black Rhinoceros (X3)

    1. Rainbowfish
    2. White's Tree Frog
    3. Shingleback Skink
    4. Solomon's Island Skink
    5. Woma Python
    6. Tawny Frogmouth, Princess Parrot, Short-beaked Echidna
    7. Jungle Carpet Python, Cane Toad
    8. Green Tree Monitor
    9. Green Tree Python
    10. Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat
    11. Laughing Kookaburra
    12. Rodriguez Flying Fox
    13. Southern Cassowary
    14. Western Grey Kangaroo, Bennett's Wallaby
    15. Emu, Bennett's Wallaby

    Free Ranging
    1. Indian Peafowl
    2. Helmeted Guineafowl
    Last edited: 21 Aug 2014
  2. TropicWorld54

    TropicWorld54 Well-Known Member

    6 May 2012
    Great list. Here are some you left out the Mexican Grey Wolves in Wolf Woods, Tamandua and lynx which are behind the scenes, Prezwalksi's Wild Horse in Hoofed Animals, Red Backed Duiker in Habitat Africa The Forest, and Allen's swamp monkey in the Africa part of Tropic World.
  3. Moebelle

    Moebelle Well-Known Member

    15 Jun 2011
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Thank you that's the species I was looking for that lives in Tropic World. I have 3 photos of the species and spent 20 trying to figure out what it is.
  4. TrueGharial

    TrueGharial New Member

    22 Jun 2014
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
    I think you also missed reticulated giraffe in the savannah.
  5. Moebelle

    Moebelle Well-Known Member

    15 Jun 2011
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Haha! No I didn't actually, I put Reticulated Python! Thanks for pointing that out.
  6. JVM

    JVM Well-Known Member

    1 Nov 2013
    United States
    Thank you - they used to have a good species list at the zoo website but it's declined a bit. Been wondering what the wallaby, cassowary and African tortoise species were, so again, thanks!

    I heard from a keeper a few years ago there are some Bonobo behind the scenes in Tropic World but have never had it substantiated elsewhere.

    The Play Zoo also has a six-banded armadillo (if I remember the species correctly) another species of lemur, and some American species of porcupine IIRC
  7. TrueGharial

    TrueGharial New Member

    22 Jun 2014
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
    I happened to visit the Family Play Zoo last weekend. It is worth an extra fee if you are there with children (but perhaps not otherwise). I did not note all of the animals, but there were 12-15 species on display, plus a variety of household pets (rabbits, parakeets, guinea pigs, etc).

    Animals on display included ring-tailed lemurs, mongoose lemurs, ravens, kookaburra, 1-2 types of armadillo, prehensile-tailed porcupine, blue-tounged skink and 2-3 other lizards, 2-3 turtle species and 2-3 snake species, including 2 large boa constrictors. There may be a couple others that I am forgetting.
  8. elefante

    elefante Well-Known Member

    12 Aug 2009
    North Dakota, USA
    Are the peafowl and guinea fowl the ones with the coloration found in nature or do they also have birds with other color mutations? For example white birds?
  9. JVM

    JVM Well-Known Member

    1 Nov 2013
    United States
    I've visited several times and never seen any white peafowl. I'm not expert on birds but I believe they seem to be natural coloration.
  10. Moebelle

    Moebelle Well-Known Member

    15 Jun 2011
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    New Species List of Summer 2016

    Brookfield Zoo

    If you come in from the north entrance, to the very right there is a walk-through butterfly exhibit, in the top center of the path there is a large carousel, and as you pass to the left of it you are met with the zoo's first attraction:

    The Fragile Forest

    As you first approach the area, you are first met with a curved, medium sized meshed exhibit with a rocky backdrop
    Amur Leopard

    The main path that follows along the leopard exhibit leads to a tall building to the left. This is a nocturnal set themed building called:

    The Fragile Desert

    The first two exhibits, set in an immersive way adjacent to each other, are set in a very large room with a high dark blue ceiling, and a desert backdrop set far back from visitors

    Semi large, open fronted, glass fenced exhibit that elevates into a small cliff at eye level

    Semi large front, fully mesh fenced exhibit that inclines to the back wall
    African Crested Porcupine

    Small wall exhibit composed of connecting tubes
    Damaraland Mole Rat
    Naked Mole Rat

    The path turns into a somewhat high elevated, covered boardwalk that takes you through the center of a canyon. There are animals on either side

    Left side
    Rock Hyrax

    Right Side

    Somewhat large ditch habitat with a dark blue backdrop resembling the desert night. The viewing area appears built within a canyon and the window cut out is open fronted
    Bat-eared Fox

    Small corner exhibit built "naturally" within the wall
    Mohili Bushbaby

    Two small, adjacent waist high tanks
    Black-footed Cats

    The building exits you back to the entrance. The main path leads you back along the leopard exhibit and passed it to continue the Fragile Forest outdoor exhibits

    Medium sized grotto with an upclose viewing window, and another open viewing area along the path. The animals are kept in with a moat
    African Lion

    Two adjacent, somewhat small sized open fronted grottoes with deep moats
    1. Amur Tiger
    2. Sloth Bear

    Final grotto along the path. The exhibit has a moat, however, the main land exhibit before the moat is completely meshed. On the very right side there is a glass window for upclose viewing
    Snow Leopard

    Not too far from this exhibit is a connected building; the last attraction to the Fragile Forest:

    Clouded Leopard Rain Forest

    The building is in a nocturnal setting

    Three smallish sized tanks placed at waist high
    1. Mossy Frog
    2. Yellow-spotted Climbing Toad
    3. Chinese Newt

    Medium sized, ground level floor enclosure (appears naturally built in the wall)
    Empty - Future Monitor Exhibit

    Across from these exhibits is a quite large mesh fronted habitat with the floor inclining somewhat high and far to the back wall. There is a waterfall on top with a stream that leads to a pool at the bottom
    Clouded Leopard

    Next room - Path leads to the right

    Two large and tall (and deep) exhibits with a boardwalk viewing that appears elevated within rain forest trees
    1. Bearcat
    2. Fishing Cat

    Next room leading to the right once more

    Three small tanks placed at waist high
    1. Tentacled Snake
    2. Black-breasted Leaf Turtle
    3. Savu Island Python

    Smallish meshed exhibit with a tall ceiling. Leading to and from this exhibit are meshed tubes that venture above the viewing area in the last room
    Prevost's Squirrel

    Exit from the building to the same place you entered

    Venture to the left and are immediately met with loud barks at:

    Pinniped Point

    You follow up a ramp to a coastal shoreline themed area with four similar exhibits that are open topped but the tall front fence line is meshed. In order from left to the right.
    1. Grey Seal
    2. California Sea Lion
    Harbor Seal
    3. California Sea Lion
    4. Harbor Seal

    Another ramp curves you back to the main path area, however, there are steps that lead you down to an underwater viewing area with two, symmetrical (curved) viewing windows for the two middle exhibits above.

    To the left there is a large building complex. There is a gift shop at the top with a declining ramp that leads to the connected building behind it. You are at the:

    Seven Seas

    Regardless of what path you take, you are lead to a large and long underwater viewing (only) that shows one side of a 1 million gallon tank (the viewing tank is 800,000 gallons with un-viewable med pools in the back)
    Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin

    You must exit back the same way you came in and to the right to the complex is another path that leads inside the building once more. Instead, this is access to the Dolphin Arena, where there are scheduled show times each day.

    Very far down the line of the many main paths that the zoo offers is a huge building with a length that appears hundreds of feet long. The entrance area is outdoors that starts with a small arch and follows it is a tight, windy path that leads into the building. This is:

    Tropic World

    Even though a path leads you into a building, there is still a small path within the building that is composed with upright squares that come off the wall cartoon animals in a rainforest setting

    Finally doors lead you into a room where you are greeted with a roaring waterfall that comes from a very tall ceiling. After you get wet:) the path ventures you to the right side of the building along the full length of this exhibit, and you overlook an unimaginably large exhibit filled with many sized trees (up to 50 ft tall), and vines to go along with it; the high walls are made up of thick rock, and the rest of the untouched parts of the walls are painted as a mural. On the front side of the exhibit floor that goes far, far down from the viewing area, is a large but shallow pond. All three rooms are nearly identical to each other, but this first one is:

    South America

    There are free flying birds that have access to the whole exhibit
    Red-capped Cardinal
    Blue-grey Tanager
    Silver-beaked Tanager
    Saffron Finch

    Near and in front of the viewing area are actually two trees that's base are eye level with guests that contain connecting vines that can lead small animals over the heads of guests and to the back wall of the viewing area
    Hoffman's Two-toed Sloth
    Cotton-top Tamarin
    Goeldi's Marmoset
    Golden Lion Tamarin

    These trees can only be accessed by certain animals while the other animals have access to the bottom exhibit.
    Giant Anteater
    Black-handed Spider Monkey
    Common Squirrel Monkey

    Two doors lead you to the next room. This room is, as described, nearly identical to South America, except as you enter you notice it is exceptionally quieter (no waterfall, less animals), the habitat flooring is nearly covered completely in shallow waters, on the right side there is an elevated cliff like exhibit that is at eye level with guests and can only be accessed by one species, and lastly there is a terrarium located on the right side of the viewing area. This is:


    Free flying birds
    Red-vented Bul-bul
    Black-throated Laughing Thrush

    Animals in the main exhibit
    White-cheeked Gibbon
    Asian Small-clawed Otter

    Separate habitat placed at eye level, and is nearly 100% filled with short, fake trees. Only this mammal, and the birds, can access this exhibit
    Bornean Orangutan

    Medium sized terrarium at the end of the path
    Quince Monitor

    The next room is approximately the same size as the other two, however, it is slightly extended with the path in the shape of a "P" that guests can access to view the complex at many different angles. There are three total exhibits. This is the final area in the building, and it is:


    Free flying birds
    Blue-bellied Roller
    Violet Turaco
    White-headed Buffalo Weaver

    Main exhibit that can be viewed from the front side, but there is also a boardwalk that takes guests along the entire right side of the area, giving a 180 degree view
    Allen's Swamp Monkey
    Red-tailed Guenon
    Black-crested Mangabey
    Angolan Colobus

    The main exhibit can be viewed on the left side of the boardwalk while this next exhibit can be viewed on the right. The boardwalk again becomes a path that takes guests into a full 360 degree circle around this mountainous rock. The animals, at the top of this rock and trees, can be eye level with guests. To the very right wall of this entire exhibit is sort of hidden ditch habitat with two small, glass viewings these exhibits both hold:
    Western Lowland Gorilla

    Next to this giant complex is another old style building called:

    The Swamp

    Large meshed aviary along the whole length of the right wall
    Boat-billed Heron
    Brazilian Teal
    Snow Egret

    Medium sized cubed exhibit coming outside of the wall
    Amazon Milk Frog
    Mata Mata

    Three connecting identical cubes placed off the wall
    1. Rough Green Snake
    2. Cottonmouth
    3. Eyelash Viper

    Large, see through aviary (looks into adjacent aviaries), with natural lighting, and mesh fencing
    White Ibis
    Rosybill Pochard
    Fulvous Whistling Duck

    Connecting exhibit with mesh and window viewing
    Orinoco Crocodile

    Two medium sized tanks with above and underwater viewings
    1. Emerald Tree Boa
    Silver Hatchetfish
    South American Lungfish
    White-blotched River Stingray
    Black Neon Tetra
    Suckermouth Catfish
    2. Green Crested Basilisk
    Red-bellied Piranha

    Three semi large and tall connecting terrariums (also coming off the wall)
    1. Haitian Boa
    2. Bornean Eared Frog
    Indochinese Box Turtle
    3. False Water Cobra

    Doors lead you into a cabin like room

    Five very small terrariums built into the wood of the "cabin"
    1. African Giant Millipede
    2. Red-clawed Emperor Scorpion
    3. Vinegaroon
    4. Giant Redheaded Centipede
    5. Black Widow

    Tall floor tank with 360 degree viewing located in the same room
    Aquatic Caecilian

    Open fronted viewing into a tall aviary
    Blue-winged Teal
    Green Heron
    Redheaded Duck
    Pied-billed Grebe
    Great Egret
    Wood Duck

    Semi large terrarium coming off the wall
    Mangrove Snake
    Tokay Gecko

    Next room

    Three small open topped exhibit with viewing for underwater and above water
    1. North American River Otter
    2. River Cooter Turtle
    Largemouth Bass
    Longnose Gar
    Blanding's Turtle
    Southern Painted Turtle
    3. Alligator Snapping Turtle

    As you exit and continue right on the main path there you will be met with a sort of small building:

    Birds and Reptiles

    This building is composed of a single hallway with a variety of terrariums placed on either side with a doorway placed in the middle. This doorway leads to a walkthrough aviary. The list will take perspective from how I encountered the building, meaning I entered in from the left entrance

    Left side

    Various sized terrariums built into the wall - Some are elevated to guest's waists and some are lowered to the ground
    1. Caiman Lizard
    2. Gila Monster
    Blue Spiny Lizard
    3. Spiny-tailed Monitor
    4. New Caledonia Giant Gecko
    5. Haitian Giant Galliswap
    Western Bearded Anole
    6. Puerto Rican Boa

    Semi large exhibit with viewing on the front and the side, leading to a doorway
    Argentine Black-and-White Tegu

    Similar exhibit across the floor path
    Radiated Tortoise

    Various sized terrariums on the far end of the left side of the hallway
    1. Oriente Knight Anole
    2. Prehensile-tailed Skink
    3. Colorado River Toad
    4. Timor Python
    5. Halmahera Gecko
    6. Annulated Boa
    Smoky Jungle Frog
    7. Blue and Yellow Dart Frog
    Yellow Banded Dart Frog
    Green and Black Dart Frog

    Right side starting at the entrance

    Semi large elevated terrarium
    Eastern Hellbender

    Medium sized box exhibit, slightly elevated
    Panamanian Golden Frog

    Semi large, floor to ceiling glass fronted exhibit
    Empty (Former bird of paradise exhibit)

    Semi large exhibit that is also viewable from the outside from a window
    Argus Monitor

    Identical exhibit
    Galapagos Tortoise

    Large exhibit, floor to ceiling
    Reticulated Python

    Six similar medium sized terrariums elevated at the waist
    1. Texas Tortoise
    2. Utila Island Iguana
    3. Peach-throated Monitor
    4. San Esteban Island Chuckwalla
    5. Fiji Island Banded Iguana
    6. Papuan Olive Python

    In the middle of hallway, as mentioned there is a doorway that leads to large walk-through aviary. There is no natural looking path that runs through the atrium, just a low elevated viewing area where birds can freely fly above your head.
    Green-winged Macaw (Wings are clipped)
    Silver-beaked Tanager
    Paradise Tanager
    Green Honeycreeper
    Red-vented Bulbul
    Turquoise Tanager
    Ringed Teal
    Green Aracari
    Wattled Curassow
    Blue-crowned Mot Mot

    As soon as you exit there is a very large, perfectly rectangle shaped shallow pool. This is called the Formal Pool, where you can find native wildlife but most noticeably you can find the zoo's American White Pelicans. At one of the corners, there is a small yard containing:
    Yellow-footed Tortoise
    Galapagos Tortoise
    Red-footed Tortoise
    Radiated Tortoise
    Leopard Tortoise

    The side of the pool fence parallels straight with the main path and leads you to the very bottom left corner of the zoo. There you can find an oddly shaped building that gives you the hint that this is an aquarium attraction. This is the South American coastal shoreline exhibit:

    The Living Coast

    Tanks placed tightly along the first wall

    Four small tanks
    1. Mushroom Coral
    Mini Carpet Anemone
    2. Coral Banded Shrimp
    Orange Skunk Clownfish
    3. Black Percula Clownfish
    4. Sexy Shrimp
    5. Upside Down Jellyfish

    First semi large tank
    Largemouth Bass
    Smallmouth Bass
    Yellow Perch
    Orangespotted Sunfish
    Dollar Sunfish

    Small isolated tank
    African Cichlids

    Second semi large tank made to look like an empty ocean
    Cownose Ray
    Blue Runner

    Small isolated tank
    Bangaii Cardinalfish

    Large, tank with the glass touching the floor to the ceiling. There are two typical viewings windows and a bubble window on the side
    Leopard Shark
    Half Moon
    California Sheepshead
    Kelp Bass
    Striped Surfperch

    Three adjacent medium sized tanks
    1. Purple Firefish
    Scissortail Goby
    Tail-spot Blenny
    2. Warty Frogfish
    3. Dogface Pufferfish
    Harlequin Tuskfish
    Mombasa Frillfin Lionfish

    Two non adjacent, medium sized isolated tank
    1. Pot-bellied Seahorse
    Purple Sea Urchin
    2. Bat Star
    Strawberry Anemone
    Plumose Anemone
    Green Anemone

    Very bright, medium sized tropical reef exhibit
    Longnose Hawkfish
    Sailfin Tang
    Ocellated Clownfish
    Shining Puller
    Blue Tang
    Tomato Clownfish
    Coral Beauty
    Cleaner Shrimp
    Naso Tang
    Orange Fairy Basslet

    A small hallway then leads you past a roaring waterfall (that flows off curved glass coming down from the ceiling, making the waterfall flow into a semi circle. Past this there is a light at the end of the tunnel as if it’s a doorway to the outdoors, walking into this you realize you are placed in a large dome that makes an attempt at a shoreline with high cliffs beyond it.

    Three similar exhibits placed on the right side of the side. These exhibits are built within the rock walls
    1. Solomon Islands Leaf Frog
    2. Brazilian Rainbow Boa
    3. Puerto Rican Tarantula

    On the other side of the dome is a simulated coastline with a reachable pool, a small shoreline, and a massive cliff wall containing many, many holes fore nesting
    Incan Tern
    Grey Gull
    Humboldt Penguin

    Coming out of the building there is large building set in your sights. On the back side of the building there is a very large cage connected to the building. This is:

    Feathers and Scales

    The building is just one large room where you can venture to any exhibit you'd like… Let’s take a right though.

    Four medium sized exhibits with a cage fronted fence. The first two exhibits are on the wall at the front of the building, the third exhibit is placed at the corner and is slightly smaller, and the fourth enclosure goes along the entire length of the right wall
    1. Tawny Frogmouth
    Crested Wood Partridge
    2. Blue-faced Honeyeater
    3. White-cheeked Turaco
    Congo Peafowl
    4. Greater Roadrunner
    Gambel's Quail
    White-winged Dove

    Very, very large aviary taking up the entire length of the back wall. The fence is a cage wire however, in the middle part of the viewing there are two small windows that are open fronted
    Red-capped Cardinal
    Blue-crowned Mot-Mot
    Blue-billed Curassow
    Saffron Finch
    Golden-headed Manakin
    Violaceous Euphonia
    Turqoise Tanager
    Paradise Tanager
    Blue-grey Tanager
    Green Honeyeater
    Andean Cock-of-the-Rock
    Purple honeyeater
    Silver-beaked Tanager
    Curl-crested Aracari

    In the center of the building there are two separate but symmetrical rectangle shaped structures that have several terrariums built within in them. These terrariums vary in size from large boxed exhibits to very small rectangle shaped enclosure
    1. Baron's Green Racer
    2. Black Tree Monitor
    3. Halmahera Giant Gecko
    4. Arizona Mountain Kingsnake
    5. Chinese Crocodile Lizard
    6. Egyptian Tortoise
    Sahara Spiny-tailed Lizard
    7. Turquoise Dwarf Gecko
    8. Taylor's Agama
    9. Mottled Rock Rattlesnake
    10. Madagascar Spider Tortoise
    11. Grey-banded Kingsnake
    12. Aruba Island Rattlesnake
    13. Jamaican Boa
    14. Tunisian Tortoise
    15. Leopard Tortoise
    16. Mexican Redknee Tarantula
    17. Rosy Boa
    18. Quince Monitor
    19. Spotted Turtle
    20. Cope's Grey Tree Frog
    21. Chicago Garter Snake
    22. Ornate Box Turtle
    23. Five-lined Skink

    The final indoor exhibit is another caged aviary that takes up the entire length of the front building wall
    Bali Mynah
    Victoria Crowned Pigeon

    As mentioned there is a massive flight cage located at the back of the building. The aviary appears to be almost the exact same size as the building itself
    Andean Condor

    Not too far down the line the area starts to noticeably become a North American themed area. Within the close distance you can see cabins and even a large prairie. This area is the:

    Great Bear Wilderness

    Semi small but tall aviary
    Bald Eagle

    Very large, immersive woodland habitat with two open viewings, mesh viewing, and observing from an indoor station
    Mexican Grey Wolf

    Two similar rocky exhibits with a grassy yard, and deep pools
    Rotating yard for Grizzly Bear and Polar Bears

    Between the two yards is an indoor area (no entrance door) that features two underwater viewing areas for each pool of either side of the building. Down the next hall is a den viewing for the next outdoor habitat

    Second viewing for the second bear exhibit (very tall glass)

    Open viewing of a medium sized yard similar to the first two. There is a pool but no underwater viewing. This is also a rotating yard for the two bear species

    Very large prairie exhibit with thick metal fences, crossed with hotwire. The exhibit is very unique as it gives these animals access to walk above guests over a tunnel that you can walk through. You cannot see these animals above you however, you can get an eye level view of the animals' feet through a mesh window from underneath the tunnel.
    American Bison

    Not to far down the main path is the zoo's largest attraction:

    Habitat Africa!

    The path of the savanna area leads guests into a circle and from the other side of these African animals lie other exhibits from other attractions. However, I will not mention these. At the start of this area, I personally prefer to take a left, where I'm lead to:

    Habitat Africa! Hidden Gems of the Forest

    After a long windy path through a well simulated rainforest, filled with covering trees, colorful plants, and a long stream, you are met with your first gem

    Medium sized yard with chain link fencing with an open viewing

    Similar sized yard connected to a building
    Yellow-backed Duiker

    Enter through doorways to a somewhat dark set building

    Semi small glass fronted exhibit with underwater and above water viewing
    West African Dwarf Crocodile

    Semi large and very long mesh fronted aviary
    Blue Duiker
    Red-billed Hornbill

    Small habitat connecting to this aviary
    Black and Rofous Giant Elephant Shrew

    Very small terrarium built within a tall tree located in the center of the floor
    Red-clawed Scorpion

    Three medium sized tall terrariums
    1. West African Gaboon Viper
    2. Panther Chameleon
    Tomato Frog
    Madagascar Giant Day Gecko
    3. Madagascar Tree Boa

    Small, dark exhibit in the corner fenced in with branches and fake vertical trees

    Medium sized yard connected to the building

    Smallish open topped cage fenced exhibit that can be viewed from nearly every angle
    Red-flanked Duiker

    Two similar sized yards at the end of the path
    1. Yellow-backed Duiker
    2. Red River Hog


    The start of the circular path that takes you around:

    Habitat Africa! The Savannah

    Very large "waterhole" savannah that can be viewed in almost a 360 degree view
    Reticulated Giraffe
    African Spur-thighed Tortoise

    Turn to the right and you'll head to a small rocky structured building:


    You enter into a semi small room lit with natural lighting. There are free flying birds everywhere along with three very small rocky exhibits well above eye level located at each corner. These exhibits allow the animal to be in arms reach but the exhibit/rock floor declines below your feet. The animal that inhabits these exhibits have access to each one and can inhabit them by entering hidden windows and tunnels that go behind the scenes. This is the indoor Klipspringer exhibit.

    Free flying birds:
    Speckled Mousebird
    Blue-bellied Roller
    Violet-backed Starling
    Emerald Starling
    Golden-breasted Starling
    Namaqua Dove
    Paradise Whydah
    Red-crested Turaco
    Golden Weaver

    Room number 2 is a very small semi circled path displaying three small glass fronted exhibits
    1. Dwarf Mongoose
    2. Pancake Tortoise
    3. Plated Lizard
    Leopard Tortoise

    Room number 3 is a similar area except it gives an outdoor view from inside (the only view) of a medium sized yard with a low fence so that the giraffes next door are very visible
    African Spur-thighed Tortoise
    Leopard Tortoise

    Room 4 is an indoor view of a semi small bedroom for their giraffes

    Outdoors to continue The Savannah

    Semi small front moated (but accessible to the animals) yard with indoor guest, glass viewing. The exhibit is made so that the animals have full view of their possible prey
    African Painted Dog

    Enter into a dead end path

    One of the other main views of the giraffe exhibit

    Semi small, fully chain link fenced yard

    Semi large circular yard with many views

    Square shaped yard that's fully chain linked all around
    Kirk's Dik-Dik

    Literally right across the path from the Savannah is the start of another large attraction of thick-skinned creatures. This is:


    The pachyderms area consists of a total of eight similar yards that shapes into a square path for guests to encircle. Each habitat is quite large in size, there are pools in almost all of them, the fence line is composed of blocky shaped rocks (except for one - bars and hotwire), and all of them are connected to a guest accessible building with indoor viewing opportunities of the animals
    Eastern Black Rhinoceros - Three yards
    Baird's Tapir - Two yards
    Pygmy Hippopotamus - Two yards
    Empty yard

    Right next door is a similarly constructed attraction where you will hear screams of mistaken lines of "look a baby kangaroo". This is:


    Three semi large yards connected to a building in the back down one path line
    1. Bennett's Wallaby
    2. Western Grey Kangaroo
    Bennett's Wallaby
    3. Western Grey Kangaroo
    Bennett's Wallaby

    One medium sized yard that's chain linked all around and down a second connected path
    Cape Barren Goose

    Entrance to the Australia building

    First room with two small non adjacent tanks
    1. Rainbowfish
    2. White's Tree Frog

    Room two

    Three medium sized, waist high, and tall terrariums down one wall
    1. Ridge-tailed Monitor
    2. Australian Water Dragon
    3. Woma Python

    Semi small meshed habitat built within another wall. This is called the Pretty Birds exhibit
    Gouldian Finch
    Diamond Dove
    Owl Finch
    Star Finch
    Long-tailed Finch

    Three larger, waist high, terrariums along another wall
    1. Carpet Python
    Cane Toad
    2. Green Tree Monitor
    3. Green Tree Python

    Room three that's in a nocturnal setting

    Semi large open topped ditch habitat with the viewing path nearly fully circling it
    Short-beaked Echidna

    Semi small meshed exhibit
    Laughing Kookaburra

    Large habitat with a low elevated overlook view
    Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat

    Room three is a walkthrough "aviary" that takes the guests down a straight line along a wall with an unobstructed view of a large habitat
    Rodriguez Flying Fox

    Exit with another view of the goose exhibit

    The last free attraction at the zoo that you will come across are ten consecutive and nearly identical paddocks down a single line across the backside of the zoo. Some of the animals rotate between adjacent yards and some of them are also displayed in multiple exhibits. These are the:

    Hoofed Animals

    Bactrian Camel - Two yards
    Przewalski's Horse - Two yards
    Grevy's Zebra - One yard
    Addax - Two yards
    Grevy's Zebra - One yard
    Okapi - One yard (with a non actual guest viewable yard behind it)

    While I did not visit it because it is not free, I do know that the new exhibit, the Wild Encounters does contain: Alpaca, Red Pandas, Bennett's wallabies, caribou, an indoor formal room for budgies, and a petting yard for Nigerian Dwarf Goats.
    Last edited: 5 Aug 2016
  11. temp

    temp Well-Known Member

    5 Jul 2014
    Great work with these lists! It's appreciated.-
  12. pachyderm pro

    pachyderm pro Well-Known Member

    23 Aug 2016
    The City of Big Shoulders
    Wild encounters also has lamas and emus.

    Here is a quick list of animals behind the scenes and ambassadors.

    Southern Tamandua
    Turkey Vulture
    Small Spotted Genet
    Harris Hawk
    Savannah Cat
    Great horned owl
    Pygmy Slow Loris
    African Grey Parrot
    White Bellied Tree Pangolin (!)
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  13. memphiszoo654639

    memphiszoo654639 New Member

    12 Dec 2017
    I’m going to the zoo today! I will make a animal list for all of you guys
  14. Moebelle

    Moebelle Well-Known Member

    15 Jun 2011
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Other than the fact that not much has changed since this list was made but I believe someone else already updated it for 2018.
  15. The Speeding Carnotaurus

    The Speeding Carnotaurus Well-Known Member

    26 Nov 2017
    As Moebelle said, not much changed. Only major changes I can think of are the removal of Waterbuck/Warthog and the addition of tortoises to Pachyderm House. Potentially, Chinese Giant Salamanders will be added to the Swamp.
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  16. Zoological Point

    Zoological Point Well-Known Member

    16 Feb 2017
    Seattle, WA
    Here is my species list
    Brookfield Species List (Early June)
  17. LesulaMonkey

    LesulaMonkey Well-Known Member

    4 Jul 2018
    The cockatoos are Major Mitchell's.
  18. Black Footed Beast

    Black Footed Beast Well-Known Member

    21 Oct 2018
    The Zoo does actually have Moray Eels in the exhibit that has the sharks