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  1. Moebelle

    Moebelle Well-Known Member

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    Cincinnati Zoo Full Species List as of November 11, 2015

    Red represents a completely new species to the zoo. Some highlighted species may not be considered new in 2015, but if it came to the zoo after to October 2013, then it will be considered new for the list. If it is green, then this means it is an already displayed species that has been moved within the same attraction or completely moved to a different area in the zoo. Orange represents a returning species that the zoo once displayed. Species highlighted in blue were involved in having some sort of birth. Red and Blue represents a new species AND zoo baby. Orange and Blue represents a returning species and a zoo baby. "/" represents species that rotate. As you can see, I added a 'Rare' list in response to Harapan's newfound absence to show that he isn't the only rare animal in the park and some of the species can only be found at this zoo. The zoo is expecting two new species, however, they will not be on display until next year. The next species list will be in 2017.

    Wildlife Canyon - 1989 - Once consisted of 11 exhibits that held bison, fallow deer, yaks, and more
    1. Capybara, Southern Screamer
    2. Visayan Warty Pig
    3. Sichuan Takin
    4. Przewalski's Horse
    5. Bactrian Camel
    6. Emu

    Eagle Eyrie - 1970 - Opened as the country's largest aviary
    1. Andean Condor
    2. Steller's Sea Eagle

    Reptile House - 1951 - North America's oldest zoo building
    1. Gaboon Viper
    2. Blue Tree Monitor
    3. Green Tree Python
    4. Tropical Racer
    5. Dumeril's Ground Boa
    6. Madagascar Giant Day Gecko
    7. Black-tailed Cribo
    8. Green and Black Poison Dart Frog
    9. Rhinoceros Viper
    10. Puff Adder
    11. Kwangtang River Turtle
    12. Northern Copperhead
    13. California King Snake
    14. Black Rat Snake
    15. Pueblan Milk Snake
    16. Pancake Tortoise
    17. King Cobra
    18. Yucatan Neotropical Rattlesnake, Desert Grassland Whiptail Lizard
    19. Aruba Island Rattlesnake
    20. Angolan Python
    21. Beaded Lizard
    22. Eyelash Viper
    23. Timber Rattlesnake
    24. Yellow-tailed Cribo
    25. Everglades Rat Snake
    26. Amazon Milk Frog
    27. Eastern Newt, Long-tailed Salamander, Cave Salamander
    28. Spotted Salamander
    29. Ornate Monitor
    30. Chinese Alligator, Alligator Snapping Turtle, Florida Snapping Turtle
    31. Galapagaos Tortoise
    32. Major Mitchell's Cockatoo/Salmon-crested Cockatoo

    Monkey Island - 1930 - Formerly contained blue sheep along with a sea lion mixed in with the monkeys
    1. Japanese Macaque

    Cat Canyon - 2012 - This area once consisted of the country's largest big cat collection
    1. Cougar
    2. White Tiger/Malayan Tiger (2 Exhibits)
    3. Snow Leopard

    Night Hunters - 2011 - This is the zoo's former Cat House that once presented the world's largest collection of small cats
    1. Spectacled Owl
    2. Pallas' Cat
    3. Fossa
    4. Aardwolf
    5. Clouded Leopard
    6. Common Vampire Bat
    7. Banded Palm Civet
    8. Potto
    9. Aardvark, Garnett's Galago, Indian Flying Fox
    10. Ocelot
    11. Burmese Python
    12. Black-footed Cat
    13. Arabian Sand Cat
    14. Caracal
    15. Bearcat
    16. Large-spotted Genet
    17. Bat-eared Fox
    18. Fennec Fox
    19. Fishing Cat
    20. Bobcat
    21. Eurasian Eagle Owl

    Gorilla World - 1978 - Opened as the country's first barless gorilla exhibit
    1. Western Lowland Gorilla
    2. Eastern Black-and-white Colobus
    3. Grey's Crowned Guenon

    World of the Insect - 1978 - Received an AZA Best Exhibit Award along with four other awards for the breeding of rare invertebrates
    1. Green Leaf Cockroach
    2. Carolina Mantis
    3. Brown Recluse Spider
    4. Amazon Millipede
    5. Blue Death Feigning Beetle
    6. Togo Starburst Tarantula
    7. Emerald Beetle
    8. Zophabas Darkling Beetle
    9. Giant Cockroach
    10. Giant Jumping Stick
    11. Cave Whip Spider
    12. Red-eyed Assassin Bug
    13. Magnificent Flower Beetle
    14. Eastern Lubber Grasshopper
    15. Emperor Scorpion
    16. Jade-headed Buffalo Beetle
    17. Thorny Devil Stick Insect
    18. Tin Foil Beetle
    19. Mexican Red-knee Tarantula
    20. Flat Rock Scorpion
    21. Domino Beetle
    22. Blue Spiny Lizard, Chuckwalla
    23. Texas Bullet Ant
    24. Giant African Millipede
    25. Thorny Devil Stick Insect
    26. Indian Ornamental Tarantula
    27. Giant Spiny Leaf Insect
    28. Sunburst Diving Beetle
    29. Black Tree Monitor
    30. Rough Green Snake
    31. Golden Poison Dart Frog
    32. Madagascar Giant Day Gecko
    33. Fire-bellied Newt
    34. Micronesian Kingfisher
    35. Crayfish
    36. Giant Water Bug
    37. Common Diving Beetle
    38. Water Scorpion
    39. Marbled Crayfish
    39. Naked Mole Rat
    40. White-eyed Assassin Bug
    41. Yellow-bellied Beetle
    42. Taxi-cab Beetle
    43. Green Leaf Katydid
    44. Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
    45. Giant Walking Stick
    46. Salmon Brazilian Birdeater
    47. Grey Bird Grasshopper
    49. Leaf Cutter Ant
    50. Big-headed Ant
    51. African Helmeted Turtle, African Pygmy Goose, Jambu Fruit Dove, White-naped Pheasant Pigeon, Spangled Cotinga, Passion Flower Butterfly

    Lemur Lookout - C. 1999 - Once contained baboons and later ibexes
    1. Ring-tailed Lemur

    Dragons! - 2010 - This building once displayed the only giant panda the zoo ever had
    1. Ackie Dwarf Monitor
    2. Green Tree Monitor
    3. Quince Monitor
    4. Crocodile Monitor
    5. Komodo Dragon

    Manatee Springs - 1999 - Before Manatee Springs, this area was once home to the city's main, and only aquarium attraction
    1. American Alligator
    2. Mississippi Map Turtle, Mosquitofish, Western Pond Turtle, Florida Cooter, Barbour's Map Turtle
    3. American Crocodile
    4. Baltimore Oriole
    5. Land Hermit Crab
    6. Green Baskilisk, Knight Anole
    7. Green Tree Frog, Brown Anole
    8. Florida Manatee, Spotted Gar, Redear Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Alligator Gar, Channel Catfish, Longnose Gar, Florida Gar
    9. Azuerus Cichlid, Red-bellied Piranha, Nile Tilapia
    10. Florida Pine Snake
    11. Two-toed Amphiuma
    12. Grey Rat Snake (Not new to Manatee Springs/Previously held in diamondback exhibit)
    13. Cane Toad
    14. Greater Siren
    15. Loggerhead Musk Turtle, Western Mosquitofish
    16. Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Yellow Rat Snake, Corn Snake

    White Lions of Timbavati - 1998 - Two males from the original pride passed away at the end of 2014 and in April of 2015. The zoo is left with two females.
    1. Southeast African Lion

    Rhino Reserve - 1997 - Once exhibited Nikki, the first Indian Rhinoceros to be conceived by artificial insemination
    1. Eastern Black Rhinoceros
    2. Okapi, Yellow-backed Duiker
    3. Eastern Bongo
    4. Greater Flamingo
    5. Grevy's Zebra
    6. Indian Rhinoceros
    7. Eastern Black Rhinoceros

    Jungle Trails - 1993 - Received an AZA Best Exhibit Award
    1. Mueller's Gibbon
    2. Red-tailed Cockatoo, Victoria Crowned Pigeon, Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
    3. Sumatran Orangutan, White-handed Gibbon
    4. Pygmy Slow Loris
    5. Large Spotted Genet
    6. Feather Tail Glider
    7. Gibbon/Orangutan Indoor
    8. Lion-tailed Macaque
    9. Saddle-billed Stork
    10. Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur
    11. Bonobo
    12. Helmeted Currasow, Scarlet Macaw
    13. Coquerel's Sifaka (Angolan Colobus for Colder Weather)
    14. Potto
    15. Garnett's Galago
    16. Grey Bamboo Lemur, Potto
    17. Crested Coua, Spur-winged Lapwing, Red-and-Yellow Barbet, Congo Peafowl, Hammerkop
    18. Emperor Scorpion
    19. Bonobo
    20. Aye-Aye
    21. Dumeril's Ground Boa

    Lords of the Arctic - 2000 and Bear Hill - 1937 - The bear exhibits were designed so that direct heat from the sunlight cannot hit the exhibits
    1. Arctic Fox
    2. Polar Bear
    3. American Black Bear
    4. Spectacled Bear

    Wings of the World - 1996 - Originally opened as the zoo's first Reptile House from 1937 to 1950
    1. Scarlet Macaw
    2. Northern Yellow-billed Hornbill
    3. South America: Southern Lapwing, Blue-grey Tanager, Cattle Egret, Peruvian Pigeon, Sunbittern, Boat-billed Heron, Red-capped Cardinal, Saffron Finch, Scarlet Ibis, Blue-crowned Mot-Mot, Golden Conure, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Yellow-rumped Cacique, Guira Cuckoo, Mata-Mata, Tri-colored Heron, Laysan Teal
    4. Pesquett's Parrot
    5. Bali Mynah
    6. Australasia: Rhinoceros Hornbill, Black-collared Fruit Pigeon, Victoria Crowned Pigeon, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Masked Lapwing, Collared Finch-billed Bulbul, White-cheeked Bulbul, White-breasted Woodswallow, Nicobar Pigeon, White-rumped Shama, Red-flanked Lorikeet, Guam Rail, Indian Flying Fox, Chestnut Teal, White-naped Pheasant Pigeon, Olive-headed Lorikeet, Bourke's Parakeet
    7. Montane: Thick-billed Parrot, Masked Bobwhite
    8. Grasslands: Lady Ross's Turaco, Violet-backed Starling, Magpie Shrike, Buff-crested Bustard
    9. Chick Nursery: Spur-winged Lapwing, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Northern Red-bellied Cooter
    10. Yellow-fronted Canary, Southern Red Bishop
    11. Red-chested Finch, Gouldian Finch
    12. White-breasted Ground Dove
    13. Arctic Islands: Smew, Spectacled Eider, Pigeon Guillemot
    14. Arctic Sea Cliffs: Horned Puffin, Pigeon Guillemot, Harlequin Duck, Common Murre
    15. Sub-Antarctic Coast: King Penguin, Southern Rockhopper Penguin, Magellanic Penugin, Chiloe Wigeon, Black-faced Ibis, Incan Tern

    Kea Encounter - 1962 - Displayed the largest flock of keas outside of New Zealand
    1. Kea, Magpie Goose, Cape Barren Goose

    Wolf Woods - 2005 - In close proximity to the current sea lion exhibit is where the first ever captive sea lion birth took place
    1. California Sea Lion
    2. Grey Fox
    3. North American River Otter
    4. Mexican Wolf
    5. Barred Owl

    Children's Zoo - 1985 - 2008 Renovation - The zoo's original Children's Zoo dates back to 1938 and has been continued ever since
    1. African Penguin
    2. Little Penguin
    3. Aardvark (Temporarily taken off display/Same species also held in Night Hunters)
    4. Bearcat
    5. Gopher Tortoise, Red-footed Tortoise, Radiated Tortoise
    6. Southern Brazilian Armadillo/Eastern Box Turtle
    7. Nigerian Dwarf Goat
    8. Domestic Chicken
    9. Miniature Julian Pig (Show only)
    10. Miniature Donkey (Walks on zoo grounds only)
    11. Alpaca, Llama (Walks on zoo grounds only)

    Gibbon Islands - 1974 and Red Pandas - 1985 - The manmade lake the gibbon islands are settled on was once the site of the zoo's former Cincinnati Zoo Summer Opera that was continued for over 50 years
    1. Siamang
    2. Buff-cheeked Gibbon
    3. Red Panda

    Africa - 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2016 - This is the zoo's single largest attraction of all time, just overtopping at 8 acres large. The last phase for the exhibit will be finalized in 2016 where hippos will once again call the zoo their home.
    1. Masai Giraffe
    2. Greater Flamingo
    3. Cheetah
    4. Southeast African Lion
    5. Cheetah, Red River Hog, Serval
    6. Lesser Kudu, Thomson's Gazelle, Ostrich, Saddle-billed Stork, Ruppell's Vulture, Lappet-faced Vulture, Kenya Crested Guineafowl, Ruddy Shelduck, Impala, Pink-backed Pelican, East African Crowned Crane
    7. Meerkat
    8. African Painted Dog

    Elephant Reserve - 2001 - Despite the zoo's high success rate in breeding endangered species, there has only been one elephant birth at the zoo in its history
    1. Indian Elephant/Sumatran Elephant
    2. Sumatran Elephant Bull

    Discovery Forest - 2006 - When this atrium was added to the Frisch's Discovery Center, it originally contained a free flying Chestnut-mandibled Toucan
    1. Blue-and-gold Macaw X Green-winged Macaw Hybrid
    2. Boa Constrictor
    3. Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth

    Taken Off Display, Transferred, or Passed Since 2013
    1. Sumatran Rhinoceros
    2. Francois' Langur
    3. Homing Pigeon
    4. Bennett's Wallaby, Parma Wallaby
    5. Alligator Snapping Turtle
    6. Black-casqued Hornbill (Transferred because they were never comfortable in their habitat)
    7. Lesser Adjutant Stork
    8. Laughing Kookaburra
    9. Florida Sandhill Crane
    10. Jameson's Mamba
    11. Cat-eyed Snake
    12. Mexican West Coast Rattlesnake
    13. African Fat-tailed Gecko
    14. Thai Red Mountain Rat Snake
    15. Southern Copperhead
    16. Yellow-bellied Slider
    17. Hyacinth Macaw (Can still be seen in bird show)
    18. Opal-rumped Tanager
    19. Elegant Crested Tinamou
    20. Paradise Tanager
    21. Red Shoveler
    22. Ornate Fruit Dove
    23. Black-winged Red Bishop
    24. Blue-naped Mousebird
    25. Golden-breasted Starling
    26. Hawk-headed Parrot
    27. Northern Carmine Bee-eater
    28. Double-crested Cormorant
    29. Blue-breasted Kingfisher
    30. Ruddy Duck (Can still be seen in Swan Lake)
    31. Vinegaroon
    32. Goliath Birdeater
    33. Vietnamese Centipede
    34. Desert Hairy Scirpion
    35. Honey Ant
    36. Water Strider
    37. Blue Ground Dove
    38. Scarlet-chested Parrot
    39. American Burring Beetle
    40. Parrot Snake
    41. Terciopelo

    Rare or Semi-Rare Species that Remain at the Zoo
    1. Yucatan Neotropical Rattlesnake
    2. Red-tailed Contia
    3. Eastern Newt
    4. Malayan Tiger
    5. Aardwolf
    6. Banded Palm Civet
    7. Grey's Crowned Guenon
    8. Blue Tree Monitor
    9. Garnett's Greater Bushbaby
    10. Micronesian Kingfisher
    11. Jambu Fruit Dove
    12. Spangled Cotinga
    13. Quince Monitor
    14. American Crocodile
    15. Florida Manatee
    16. Two-toed Amphiuma
    17. Greater Siren
    18. Yellow Rat Snake
    19. Mueller's Grey Gibbon
    20. Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
    21. Large-spotted Genet
    22. Bonobo
    23. Potto
    24. Grey Bamboo Lemur
    25. Crested Coua
    26. Spur-winged Lapwing
    27. Congo Peafowl
    28. Aye-Aye
    29. Southern Lapwing
    30. Sumatran Elephant
    31. Steller's Sea Eagle
     
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  2. jibster

    jibster Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much for this, Moebelle. Always love to see your comprehensive species lists.

    Just a few questions:

    1) You list Andean Cock-of-the-Rock as a new species. I remember that cock-of-the-rock used to be exhibited in the butterfly aviary of World of the Insect (within the last ten years or so), so that species might be better listed as orange.

    2) I thought the tayra was removed from exhibit and replaced with the large-spotted genet in Night Hunters. While you don't list tayra elsewhere, they are included in the rare listing.

    3) What ever happened to the zoo's once great collection of alcids? The arctic islands exhibit used to be a favorite but is now sadly underpopulated with the loss of the auklets that used to reside there.

    While the list of rare (in zoos) species is still impressive, I can remember well when that list included cacomistle, bharal, zebra duiker, the aforementioned auklets, rusty-spotted and marbled cats, and more (sadly the sumatran rhino has of course joined that list).
     
  3. Moebelle

    Moebelle Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the corrections:) The reason why the tayra is still on the list is only because I made changes to the animal listing and the rare species list back and forth for two months and it must've easily slipped past my mind. As for the auklets, I am just as upset as anyone who enjoys seeing them because of their rarity, especially because two of them could only be found in Cincinnati. I don't know what happened to them but all I can say is that Arctic Islands exhibit no longer appears "diverse and colorful". It only contains 5 total birds.
     
  4. vogelcommando

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    Great job Moebelle ! A very impressive list and it must be a lot of work to make it !
    Of the animals not any longer on display I would ask you about 2 in special :
    What happened with the Francois' Langur(s) ?
    What happened with the Lesser Adjutant stork(s) ?
     
  5. Moebelle

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    I honestly couldn't tell you other than the fact that I know that they were transferred to other institutions. However, I do know the real reason why some species are now being replaced in jungle trails. The new head bird ambassador for the zoo, when she started, she saw many small birds ranging from common to rare that where left off exhibit and wanted them to be seen by the public. The Langurs are being replaced by a species that the zoo wanted to exhibit for over a year now and the exhibit is perfectly adequate for them. As for the storks however, well... that's one of the two only outdoor aviaries where other birds could've been kept.
     
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  6. Moebelle

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    Cincinnati Zoo Full Species List 2017

    Reminder
    New Species since November 2015 = Red
    Returning Species that was Taken Off Display = Orange
    Already displayed Animal new to the Attraction = Green
    Animal involved with Offspring = Blue



    Wildlife Canyon

    Two medium sized paddocks shaded with very large canopy structures originally built for Sumatran Rhinos.
    1. Warthog
    2. Capybara , Crested Screamer

    Small slightly narrow paddock fenced in with rock, thick mesh, and heavy vegetation
    Visayan Warty Pig

    Medium sized square shaped paddocks fenced with chainlinks and concrete.
    Sichuan Takin


    Three identical yards recently combined to become one
    Przewalski's Horse, Bactrian Camel

    Small sized shaded habitat located at the end of the path
    Emu

    If you enter Wildlife Canyon from the left side, you are lead down a slope, if you continue down the path at the bottom of the canyon to the emu exhibit, there lies steps that take you up to the next exhibit:


    Eagle Eyrie

    Two large combined 100ft long, 25 wide, and approx 50 ft tall aviaries with full unobstructed viewing below the canyon that it sits on, and also includes viewing within a hut in each cage that overlooks the entire canyon.
    1. Steller's Sea Eagle
    2. Andean Condor

    Once you exit the condor cage and take a left you'll immediately see the country's oldest in-use zoo building:


    Reptile House

    Small outdoor island place in front of the building surrounded by water and with a well organized bed of colorful plants
    Salmon-crested Cockatoo

    Entering into the building from the left* Almost all of the animal exhibits are placed along the wall that creates one uninterrupted circle. Starting to the right:

    Tall exhibit, first of four corner exhibits that appears to be naturally built into the wall
    Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake


    Newly constructed, larger terrarium
    Lace Monitor


    One small exhibit above with a larger boxed terrarium below
    1. California Kingsnake
    2. Gaboon Viper

    Three small exhibits on top with two boxed exhibits below, all connected in one space
    Top:

    1. Madagascar Giant Day Gecko
    2. Yellow Pond Turtle
    3. Green-and-black Poison Dart Frog
    Bottom:
    1. Black Ratsnake
    2. Yellow-tailed Cribo

    One small terrarium above with boxed exhibit below
    1. Everglades Rat Snake
    2. Northern Copperhead

    Four rectangle shaped terrariums placed on the wall to make a square
    1. Florida Pine Snake
    2. Corn Snake
    3. Black Kingsnake
    4. Pancake Tortoise

    Second tall corner - temple themed exhibit
    King Cobra

    Similar across the next corner
    Empty - under construction

    Three terrariums, two on top, and one on the bottom. The bottom exhibit is longer
    1. Black-tailed Cribo
    2. Angolan Python
    3. Indian Star Tortoise

    One small terrarium on the top, box on the bottom
    1. Eyelash Viper
    2. Timber Rattlesnake

    Natural looking exhibit, the largest wall exhibit in the building
    Terciopelo

    Medium sized box exhibit - recently constructed to look more natural
    Green Tree Python

    Semi large aquatic tank
    Eastern Hellbender


    Tall corner exhibit by the first entrance, completing the loop
    Ornate Monitor

    Small ditch exhibit located at the very center of the building
    Chinese Alligator

    Small outdoor yard located at the back of the building. It is also a walkthrough exhibit at scheduled times
    Galapagos Tortoise


    Monkey Island
    One medium sized rocky exhibit fenced in completely with water

    Japanese Macaque

    If you continue down the main path you'll be met with a sign that says "Cat Canyon", however, guests are first met with the nocturnal building called:

    Night Hunters

    One small floor to ceiling exhibit

    Spectacled Owl

    Two semi small rocky habitats down the first hall
    1. Pallas' Cat
    2. Fossa

    Next Hallway

    First large exhibit (two viewings)
    Aardwolf

    Second large exhibit (three viewings)
    Clouded Leopard

    Two small adjacent, triangle shaped exhibits with glass as the back wall. Giving a look into the next exhibit
    1. Screaming Hairy Armadillo (Looks into clouded leopard exhibit)
    2. Potto (looks into aardvark exhibit)

    Semi large, narrow exhibit with two parts, a cave, and a forest habitat
    Common Vampire Bat

    Third large exhibit (three viewings, including a den)
    Aardvark
    Indian Flying Fox
    Garnett's Galago

    Fourth and final large exhibit (also three viewings)
    Southern Brazilian Ocelot

    Small triangle shaped exhibit located in a corner
    Everglades Rat Snake


    Two medium sized habitats at the end of the second hall
    1. Black-footed Cat
    2. Arabian Sand Cat

    Start of the rotunda and the final section of the building. In order:
    1. Caracal
    2. Bearcat
    3. Large-spotted Genet
    4. Southern Three-banded Armadillo
    5. Fennec Fox
    6. Fishing Cat
    7. Bobcat

    After you go into a circle in the rotunda you are then led outside to the same place you entered - you have the option of taking a left to go through:


    Cat Canyon

    Medium sized meshed exhibit with up-close glass viewing
    Cougar

    After viewing the cougars, there is a small trail behind you that leads down into a decline and eventually under a rocky arch that starts the main section of Cat Canyon

    Semi large exhibit with two viewings that completely overlooks the habitat
    White Tiger

    After the second viewing of the white tigers you are lead down to the bottom of the canyon

    Semi large exhibit with up-close glass viewing
    Malayan Tiger


    You must go up the same path you came down but continue to go as straight as possible to a new one

    Semi large, narrow, mesh topped exhibit with up-close fence and glass viewings
    Snow Leopard

    You exit on boardwalk and are led back to the main path. At that point, continue down and you'll look to your left and notice people entering and coming out from underneath an arch. This is:


    Gorilla World

    Two some what small but tall cages, that combines as one through a small door. The first exhibit is small and square based. The second is larger and is shaped like a semi circle - the ground is visible and goes a few feet beneath the guest path.
    Eastern Black-and-white Colobus (Two births)


    Medium sized rainforest exhibit completed with a waterfall, a running stream, and a very deep and wide moat fenced in with mock rock. Guests can view the animals from the entire front length of the exhibit
    Western Lowland Gorilla

    Down to the right is a brand new indoor gorilla habitat. The guest viewing is located outside but it still shaded by a low canopy. The viewing windows extends the entire length of the habitat.

    Guests are exited near the entrance of Night Hunters and Cat Canyon

    Continuing down the path, the grounds noticeably at this point become a decline. Almost immediately after exiting Gorilla World, you can see to your right a:

    Small angled cage that is connected to the Night Hunters building
    Eurasian Eagle Owl

    Across from this is a small but unusual looking building that represents one of the six bird original bird houses that settled at the zoo many years ago. This is the Passenger Memorial Building, a small museum commemorating the last living passenger pigeon, and the last Carolina parakeet that both died at the zoo.

    Continue down the path again and not too far down you'll notice a small building with an entrance parallel with the path (so it's somewhat hidden). This building is the award winning:


    World of the Insect

    First Room: What is an Insect?

    Seven very small cubed tanks coming out of the wall

    1. Green Leaf Cockroach
    2. Chinese Mantis
    3. Brown Recluse Spider
    4. Desert Rainworm
    5. Blue Death Feigning Beetle
    6. Antilles Tree Spider
    7. Zebra Bug
    8. Green June Beetle

    Three medium sized, rectangle shaped terrariums located across the next wall. The second is quite large
    1. Giant African Millipede
    2. Taxicab Beetle, Magnificent Flower Beetle, Emerald Beetle, Yellow-bellied Beetle, Jade-headed Buffalo Beetle
    3. Cave Whip Spider

    Second Room/Hallway: Success of the Insect

    Two rectangle shaped terrariums coming out of the wall
    1. Mexican Redknee Taranutla
    2. Red-eyed Assassin Bug

    Next wall

    Medium sized, and taller square shaped exhibit
    Thorny Devil

    Small rectangle shaped exhibit that's see through from the other side
    Magnificent Flower Beetle

    Same Hallway/Opposite Wall/Third Section: What Insects Eat

    Rectangle terrarium
    Emperor Scorpion

    Medium sized, square shaped exhibit
    Yellow-bellied Beetle

    Four small cubed exhibits coming out of the wall
    1. Domino Roach
    2. Zophobas Darkling Beetle
    3. Carolina Mantis
    4. Tin Foil Beetle

    Two semi large terrariums completely settled out of the wall (placed on a pedestal) interconnected with a traveling tube
    Texas Bullet Ant

    Second Room/New Wall/ Fourth Section: Insects as Food

    Semi large exhibit that looks naturally built into the wall
    Chuckwalla

    Medium sized, very narrow built in wall exhibit
    Black Tree Monitor

    Elevated box shaped exhibit coming out of the wall
    Madagascar Giant Day Decko

    Small rectangle based tank
    Ornate Horned Frog

    Medium sized, square shaped exhibit
    Rough Green Snake

    Small rectangle based tank
    Fire-bellied Newt

    Medium sized exhibit built deep in the wall. Just recently it was renovated and the space was filled up with two box terrariums
    Black-breasted Leaf Turtle


    Same Room/Opposite Wall/Fifth section: Defense and Escape

    Second half of the see through exhibit
    Taxi-cab Beetle

    Tall, skinny but small terrarium coming out of the wall
    Indian Ornamental Tarantula

    Semi large rectangle exhibit
    Giant Spiny Leaf Insect

    Tall, 360 degree view floor exhibit placed in the center of the room
    Giant Jumping Stick

    Third Room/Hallway/Sixth Section: Insects in Water

    Five small tanks that come out of the wall
    1. Marbled Crayfish
    2. Giant Water Bug
    3. Common Diving Beetle, Sunburst Diving Beetle
    4. Water Scorpion
    5. Water Strider

    Large wall exhibit filled with tubes and dozens of dens
    Naked Mole Rat

    Same Room/Opposite Wall/Seventh Section: From Egg to Adult

    Two identical rectangular tanks

    1. White-eyed Assassin Bug
    2. Emerald Beetle

    Fourth Room/Eighth Section: Insect Lifestyles

    Three medium sized, square tanks on one wall
    1. Jade-headed Buffalo Beetle
    2. Giant Cockroach
    3. Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

    Opposite Wall

    Small rectangular tank
    Salmon Brazilian Bird-eater

    Two medium sized square tanks
    1. Grey Bird Grasshopper
    2. Rhinoceros Katydid

    Tall, large, 360 degree viewable tank in the center of the room
    Giant Walking Stick

    Two, very large tanks interconnected by a 25ft tube that travels through a long hallway
    Leaf-cutter Ant

    Large wall tank with viewable underground burrows
    Big-headed Ant

    Separate walk-through atrium: Butterfly Aviary
    It is very humid and feels like a rainforest environment. The room is on the smaller side and is lit through natural light.


    Separate tank: African Helmeted Turtle
    Free flying: Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Temporary), White-naped Pheasant Pigeon, Passion Flower Butterfly

    Exit the atrium and come along the second large leaf cutter ant exhibit

    You are exited right back where you started. Continue back down the hill one more time and you'll pass a noticeable habitat hidden by brush and mist. A path then opens up a little further down and immediately takes you to:


    Lemur Lookout

    Quite large mountainous rock built within a deep ditch and made to appear like an island
    Ring-tailed Lemur (Three Babies in Three Days)

    To the left of this island, there is a large 3D sign of a Komodo Dragon on the nearby wall. A path ventures you to the right and are taken to a tight, closed doorway. This leads you into the building of the:

    Dragons!

    Small natural looking rectangle shaped terrarium built into the wall
    Ackie Dwarf Monitor

    Two medium sized tall exhibits
    1. Green Tree Monitor
    2. Empty

    Semi large floor to ceiling (glass) exhibit
    Quince Monitor

    Large, lengthy, shrubland themed habitat. The flooring of the exhibit's height is lined with an adult's waist.
    Komodo Dragon

    Exit the building and you are immediately met with a semi small grassy yard, sloped from front to back.
    Komodo Dragon

    Move along and you are officially at the bottom of the hill. You are met with the carousel, 4D theater/gift shop, and café options. During the Festival of Lights, this is where the pens are placed for Santa's Reindeer. Continue on the main path and to the left of the 4D theater is a path to the restrooms. Before the doors to the restrooms is an old, small squared exhibit. The windows are barred. This was once an old gibbon exhibit over 30 years ago but today it contains Sam, the rescued Bald Eagle. It also occasionally displays a Black Vulture, named Borris.

    This little exhibit, and the 4D theater are connected to another theater, the Wings of Wonder Amphitheater. This is the zoo's seasonal bird show. It changes in some way every single summer, but in 2017, it featured species such as:
    Coatimudni (Pre-show)
    Roller Pigeon
    Blue-and-gold Macaw
    Green-winged Macaw
    Hyacinth Macaw
    Khaki Duck
    Sulpher-crested Cockatoo
    Yellow-naped Amazon
    Rhinoceros Hornbill
    Brown Rat
    Black Vulture
    Barred Owl
    Striped Skunk
    Emu
    Abyssinian Ground Hornbill
    Bald Eagle

    Continuing on the path, you are located at the top of the zoo (based on the map, but you are actually at the bottom in reality). You are met with two signs that combines as one. They are angled in different directions. The left depicts a Black Rhino, and the right, an Indian Rhino. You are now at:


    Rhino Reserve

    Start your journey to the right

    Medium sized paddock
    Indian Rhinoceros

    Two medium sized grassy paddocks
    1. Okapi, Yellow-backed Duiker
    2. Eastern Bongo

    Smallish wetlands themed habitat at the top corner of the attraction. The back fencing acts as a bridge for the zoo's main train.
    Greater Flamingo


    Semi large sand covered paddock
    Plains Zebra


    Small and very narrow, sandy paddock for a male:
    Eastern Black Rhinoceros

    Grass paddock - largest in the attraction - backtracks you nearly to the Indian rhino exhibit like a circle
    Eastern Black Rhinoceros


    Backtrack to the left of the main path and blatantly in your view is a glass composed building:


    Manatee Springs

    Enter the building into a very small room that acts as a divider to the next

    Enter through sliding doors into a medium sized but very hot and humid greenhouse

    Medium, open topped exhibit with 50/50% above and underwater viewing
    American Alligator

    Small pond settled underneath a short lengthened bridge for guests
    Western Pond Turtle

    Medium, open topped, glass fronted exhibit with very little underwater viewing
    American Crocodile

    Enter into the next section - normal room environment

    Large sized fish tank
    Red Piranha, Azureus Cichlid

    Two semi-small box shaped tanks
    1. Green Basilisk
    2. Amazon Milk Frog

    Large tank with three viewing windows - one being a bubble window

    Florida Manatee (Three rescues), Alligator Gar, Longnose Gar, Redear Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Gar, Bluegill, Channel Catfish

    Semi large tank with even above and underwater viewing
    Florida Cotter, Common Cooter

    Seven small, differently elevated tanks built along two adjacent walls
    1. Apalachicola Kingsnake
    2. Two-toed Aphiuma
    3. Dollar Sunfish
    4. Grey Rat Snake
    5. Cane Toad
    6. Greater Siren
    7. Loggerhead Musk Turtle, Western Mosquitofish

    This part of the building is an education area where you can learn the environment and behavior of a manatee - learn about their rescue program and the multiple steps it takes - View a full sized manatee skeleton; along with a display case of many skeletal Florida animals

    Large floor to ceiling exhibit titled the 'Palmetto Scrub'
    Burmese Python


    Exit the building to as you walk to the left, you are led to a separate trail with an overlook view of

    White Lions of Timabavati

    Semi large grassy meadow settled along a sloping hill. The viewing area amongst the main path is glass fronted however, a boardwalk both to the left and right side of the yard can give guests an eye level view of the lions. After the gorilla incident, the zoo renovated its fencing - they have yet to complete this job, cutting off half of the boardwalk

    Pass the Black rhinos to the hill continues to form an incline. You are then met with:


    Lords of the Arctic

    Medium sized, glass fronted, sloped meshed exhibit
    Arctic Fox

    Two connecting small, narrow but long concrete formed exhibits. There are three viewings, underwater, glass, and open view
    Polar Bear

    Across the main path is a noticeably large forested section with the loud calls of primates. This is the beginning of the award winning:


    Jungle Trails

    Enter into a quite convincing tropical forest environment - the trail passes through a jungle filled with little sunlight with many placed fallen trees and thousands of bamboo shoots

    Small island completely surrounded by water - complete with trees for climbing
    Mueller's Gibbon

    Medium sized aviary with glass viewing
    Victoria Crowned Pigeon

    Quite large, slanted, open meadow with two viewings area. It is heavily filled with many natural looking climbing structures
    Sumatran Orangutan, White-handed Gibbon (Gibbon are not out often)

    Enter into a nocturnal set building called 'Asian Animals'

    Three identical medium sized exhibits along one wall
    1. Pygmy Slow Loris
    2. Pygmy Slow Loris
    3. Empty

    Next section is a narrow but long hallway that's disguised to look like a canopy viewing out into a jungle. The pathway acts as a slightly shaky wooden "bridge". To the right of this is a glass fronted (three viewings) exhibit:

    Large indoor habitat nearly completely filled with trees and vines
    Sumatran Orangutan (in here during cold months), White-handed Gibbon (almost always in here)

    Semi large glass fronted exhibit - there is no substrate but it is (along with the viewing area) fully temple themed. Currently and temporarily within the exhibit is a separate cage.
    Golden-headed Lion Tamarin
    White-faced Saki
    (Cage)

    Exit to continue a new path

    Medium sized mesh exhibit with glass viewing
    Black Howler Monkey


    Venture about 40 ft to the start of the (formerly referred to) Africa path

    Smallish, open topped, wetlands yard
    Crested Screamer


    Semi large meshed cage with glass viewing
    White-faced Saki


    Quite large meadow with both open and window viewing. It is complete with natural vegetation, and a very large, mock tree used for climbing
    Bonobo

    Two medium sized meshed exhibits with glass viewing
    1. Helmeted Currasow
    2. Coquerel's Sifaka (Warmer months) - Angolan Colobus (Colder months)

    Enter into another low lit building labelled 'African Animals'

    Three smallish, identical nocturnal themed floor to ceiling exhibits
    1. Potto
    2. Garnett's Galago
    3. Grey Bamboo Lemur, Potto

    Next section - The entire building actually has a tall ceiling, however, it is disguised by continuous mock vegetation - serving as a canopy. The flooring is composed of concrete pebbles, and the walls, and other parts of the flooring are made up of mock rock and more vegetation.

    Large glass-fronted exhibit - the exhibit goes higher than the what the viewing shows - This is the indoor quarters for:
    Coquerel's Sifaka

    Large, naturally lit aviary - the viewing fence is harp wired
    Lady Ross's Turaco
    , Congo Peafowl, Hammerkop, Red-and-Yellow Barbet, Spur-winged Lapwing, African Pygmy Goose

    Small terrarium built within a log, elevated on a a rock wall
    Zophobas Darkling Beetle

    Large, naturally lit exhibit with three glass viewings
    Bonobo

    Very large, tall, and nearly pitch black (red lighting actually) habitat
    Aye-Aye

    Small floor exhibit appeared to be naturally built in the wall
    Dumeril's Ground Boa

    Exit the building and continue through more forest as you exit the attraction as well

    Head back up a steep hill and directly left to the Polar Bear exhibit is:


    Bear Hill

    Two very small, identical grottoes with open viewing
    1. American Black Bear
    2. Spectacled Bear

    Continue up the main path and reach the top of the hill to:


    Wings of the World (Closed until Spring of 2018)

    Description of the building between Summer-December 2017

    To the right of the building is small, open topped island habitat
    Major Mitchell's Cockatoo


    Head towards the entrance - to the left of the main doors is a small outdoor cage
    Northern Helmeted Curassow


    Enter building - On the left, the first thing to see are hundreds of diagrams and identification signs explaining how dinosaurs evolved into birds

    To the right are sliding doors that enter you into an atrium labelled:

    South America
    Large walk-in atrium/greenhouse - viewing overlooks the exhibit on a simulated canopy boardwalk. The animals are free ranging but there is an open topped tank for one species:

    Mata Mata (in the tank), Blue-grey Tanager, Southern Lapwing , Cattle Egret, Guira Cuckoo, Peruvian Pigeon, Yellow-crowned Cacique, Red-capped Cardinal, Golden Conure, Blue-crowned Mot-Mot, Sunbittern, Scarlet Ibis, Tri-colored Heron, Yellow-billed Pintail

    Exit
    Two tall, adjacent cages - they can connect to the next aviary

    1. Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
    2. Asian Fairy Bluebird (Male)

    Australasia
    Double sliding doors lead you into another semi large, walk-in atrium:

    Victoria Crowned Pigeon, Asian Fairy Blue Bird (female), Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise, Black-collared Fruit Pigeon, White-breasted Woodswallow, Nicobar Pigeon, White-rumped Shama, Indian Flying Fox, White-naped Pheasant Pigeon, Bali Mynah, Collared Finch-billed Bulbul, Masked Lapwing

    Exit

    Montane
    Medium sized, rocky/mountainous themed habitat - viewing is open fronted

    Thick-billed Parrot, Masked Bobwhite Quail

    Grasslands
    Medium sized, floor to ceiling aviary - fencing is harp wire

    Magpie Shrike, Buff-crested Bustard, Golden-breasted Starling, Crested Coua, Red-and-Yellow Barbet

    Chick Nursery (Formerly known as The Wetlands)
    Floor to ceiling wetlands themed exhibit - viewing is glass fronted but in a form of a short fence, making it open fronted

    Hooded Merganser, Northern Red-bellied Cooter

    The next section is a small, low lit room with three small glass fronted habitats
    1. Yellow-fronted Canary, Southern Red Bishop
    2. African Pygmy Falcon
    3. Empty

    Arctic Islands
    Medium sized rocky coast themed exhibit with both above and underwater viewing - exhibit features timed simulated waves
    Atlantic Puffin
    , Crested Auklet, Whiskered Auklet, Smew

    Arctic Sea Cliffs
    Medium sized, tall rocky shores habitat with underwater viewing - the walls are complete with nesting opportunities

    Horned Puffin, Common Murre, Pigeon Guillemot

    Sub-Antarctic Coast
    Larger, similar tank with above and underwater views
    King Penguin, Southern Rockhopper Penguin, Megallanic Penguin, Incan Tern, Chiloe Wigeon, Black-faced Ibis

    Exit outside onto a small boardwalk and head towards a large aviary in sight. Since the 60's, this has been walkthrough flight cage. Because of it's inhabitants, it is only open to guests (as a walkthrough) on the weekend summer months. In three years, I have only ever seen this open once. Recently, to fix this issue, one of the bottom of the walls was converted into a large viewing window. This contains:
    Kea, Magpie Goose, Cape Barren Goose

    Opposite to this flight is the train station, along with a newly revived gift shop. As you pass over the tracks, pass the gift shop, you are met with two hidden attractions.

    Your first stop presents two elevated overlooks, that gives you the view of a shore themed habitat. Half of it is a large pool while the other half is a rocky outcropped beach. To the left, is an underwater viewing.
    California Sea Lion

    Continuing into this lesser known area, you meet the tracks once more, and above it is a sign that reads:

    Wolf Woods

    This is the heart of the zoo, and is the least popular attraction. The theming of course is woodlands, but the area is quite small.

    Medium sized, all around meshed habitat
    Grey Fox

    Medium sized exhibit with glass viewing - further down the path is an underwater viewing
    North American River Otter

    A boardwalk begins and in it's short distance you are met with a large open view of woodlands. Immediately following, is a cabin. Inside features a glass, and den viewing of this wooded space. There is also a third open view after exiting the cabin.
    Mexican Wolf

    Next to that viewing is a small wooden hut with a waistline glass window. It looks into a small sloped aviary
    Barred Owl

    Although you don't have to, it is custom to backtrack towards the train station and back onto the main path. At this point, you have a choice to follow three paths to the left, ahead, and right. I'll take you to the left. On the left side of the main path is the large and newer Base Camp Café. There's quality food with indoor and outdoor seating. The deck outdoors gives a very nice view of:


    Africa

    There are two entrances to this complex, one that enters to the right side and the other that goes into the center. The Base Camp Café trail is best known as the main entrance. In a short distance, you are met with your first habitat.


    Medium sized yard enclosed by mesh, a waterfall, and a small body of water between the animals and the viewing
    Cheetah

    The stream from that waterfall flows underneath the path and into two other exhibits. After the cheetahs, there are paths to the right and the left. Looking ahead (and continuing to the left), this is the:

    Plains
    Very large, grassland yard with a waterhole and a predator and prey theme on its right side. This exhibit can be viewed from nearly every angle other than its backside.

    Impala, Ruppell's Vulture, Lappet-faced Vulture, Pink-backed Pelican, Thomson's Gazelle, Ostrich, East African Crowned Crane, Ruddy Shelduck, Lesser Kudu, White-bearded Wildebeest, Kenyan Crested Guineafowl

    As you continue to the left, as you follow and view the Plains exhibit, you are met with another section - the final two phases of Africa. The first that you see:

    Painted Dog Valley
    Large, 10,000 yard with two pools on either side connected by a single stream. It has a large up-close window viewing shelter at one end, and open viewing at the other

    African Painted Dog

    In the center of the path is an open, medium sized habitat with a crawl through bubble, fenced with ground floor windows, and offers nearly 360° viewing. There is a window allowing guests to see them indoors as well.
    Meerkat

    The last phase of Africa is also located at the very end of the path, creating a dead end. This is:

    Hippo Cove
    Smaller, 3,500 sq. ft. sized exhibit with viewing mainly designed for underwater viewing. This area can be viewed from the right, the center, and the left (open view)

    Common Hippopotamus, Nile Tilapia

    Because this is a dead end, you must backtrack to the cheetah area, and you continue on. At this point there is a new path. There are three exhibits in view.

    Medium sized yard, moated in with the stream flowing (waterfall) from the cheetah exhibit. On this wall it makes it appear that this habitat is barrier-less. This gives an open view of the Plains.
    Southeast African Lion

    The path continues towards a more hidden section but within view is a sign that states:

    Cheetah Encounter
    Very large, 150 ft long savanna with upclose mesh viewing

    Cheetah (At least one gets the yard to themselves pre and post shows)
    Features: Red River Hog, Ocelot, Serval, and Cheetah runs

    Backtrack on the same path and go beyond the lions. You are met with:

    Smaller wetlands exhibit placed in front of the larger animals behind them in an immersive fashion
    Greater Flamingo

    Semi large savanna fenced with low mounds. It can be viewed at ground level, but most famously viewed from the boardwalk. Connected to the right of this boardwalk is the indoor quarters, which has windows at the boardwalk level - of which you can view the animals inside.
    Masai Giraffe

    Exit Africa from it's other side and you are met with Swan Lake. Head back towards the right and you are met with another path. The first thing in view is the:


    Children's Zoo

    Enter immediately onto a boardwalk with exhibits on either side. The two are somewhat connected by a pool that goes underneath the path
    1. African Penguin
    2. Little Penguin

    Nursery
    From outside, you can peer into four indoor habitats. Each year, the exhibits contain random young animals that are typically in need of assistant growth. However, most of the animals are just here for public display as their permanent home. The main attraction were the Malayan tiger cubs. As of December 2017, you would find:

    1. Bat-eared Fox
    2. Blue Runner Duck
    3. Southern Tamandua
    4. Bearcat

    Over to the right side is the play area along with the back entrance to the gift shot. There you would also find two small, low (rock) fenced exhibits.
    1. Radiated Tortoise
    2. Southern Three-banded Armadillo

    Backtrack to the remaining of the Children's Zoo

    Petting Zoo - a typical paddock where guests may enter into the exhibit to interact with the animals
    Nigerian Dwarf Goat

    Children's Zoo Show
    Most atypical animal is Miniature Julian Pigs

    The path comes to an end but at this dead end, is a barn. It is no longer accessibly to guests however, it still features animals that are frequently walked around zoo grounds at random times.
    1. Miniature Donkey
    2. Llama, Alpaca

    Backtrack all the way and exit from where you entered and immediately in short distance is the next attraction


    Gibbon Islands

    Two small sized islands set on a lake. They can viewed from the outside of the lake barrier or guests may venture on a boardwalk through the lake, coming within feet of the animals
    1. Siamang
    2. Buff-cheeked Gibbon

    Going down the same path is a noticeable forested area. Here is a small attraction on its own. Two similar medium sized temperate themed yard filled with many real trees for climbing
    Red Pandas


    Depending on how you reach the red pandas, the path to them from the other side is surrounded by an abundance of bamboo. From the point of which I am leading you, you are taken back to Monkey Island. However, we will backtrack the path that leads to Africa, and continue down the path of Swan Lake. Going as far as you can to the other corner of the zoo, is a tall atrium in view:


    Discovery Forest
    This attraction is a smaller sized, multi leveled 30,000 Sq ft atrium that's main use is to display very rare plants from the tropical forest along with its many educational programs for children. There are two levels but the animals are placed on the bottom half.


    Very small and up-close island
    Miligold Macaw

    Small, windowed hut
    Boa Constrictor

    Medium sized barrier-less trees connected together to form a canopy like exhibit. Can be viewed from both floors.
    Linnaeus's Two toed Sloth

    As you exit the building, and head straight, you are given the first look at the next attraction. However, the main entrance is located at the opposite side of this viewing.


    Elephant Reserve


    As you enter into a slightly well vegetated area, in a short distance you are met with very small amphitheater seating looking into a medium sized exhibit. It is fenced with with a 60,000 gallon pool, wooded fencing, and low brick. The exhibit is approximately 21,000 sq. ft. and is well surrounded by trees.
    Indian Elephant
    Sumatran Elephant

    Within the middle of the complex is a large doorway to the Taj Mahal inspired Elephant House. You can enter it at any time of day but chances are you won't see any animals. It is one small pen that goes along the length of nearly the entire building. It also only displays the female elephants.

    As you exit, take a right down a dead end path. There you'll meet the city's largest animal in a small, heavy barred/wired exhibit. This is the male:

    Sumatran Elephant


    Swan Lake
    As you exit, you are back at the Historic Vine Street Entrance Plaza. In view however, is Swan Lake. 95% of the animals you see are actually wild, however, a couple of the species are displayed by the zoo. The swans are exhibited in the main lake, and the cranes have their own island.
    1. Red-crowned Crane
    2. Trumpeter Swan

    List of Animals Taken Off Display/Passed Away Since November 2015
    1. Rhinoceros Viper
    2. Kwangtang River Turtle
    3. Pueblan Milk Snake
    4. Aruba Island Rattlesnake
    5. Beaded Lizard
    6. Eastern Newt
    7. Long-tailed Salamander
    8. Cave Salamander
    9. Spotted Salamander
    10. Alligator Snapping Turtle
    11. Banded Palm Civet
    12. Micronesian Kingfisher
    13. Golden Poison Dart Frog
    14. Green Leaf Katydid
    15. Goliath Birdeater
    16. Jambu Fruit Dove
    17. Spangled Cotinga
    18. Crocodile Monitor
    19. Baltimore Oriole
    20. Hermit Crab
    21. Green Tree Frog
    22. Brown Anole
    23. Yellow Rat Snake
    24. Red-tailed Cockatoo
    25. Scarlet Macaw
    26. Saddle-billed Stork
    27. Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur
    28. Lion-tailed Macaque
    29. Andean Cock-of-the-Rock
    30. Capuchinbird
    31. Bufflehead
    32. Guam Rail
    33. Red-flanked Lorikeet
    34. Gouldian Finch
    35. White-breasted Ground Dove
    36. Violet-backed Starling
    37. Chestnut Teal
    38. Harlequin Duck
    39. Gopher Tortoise
    40. Red-footed Tortoise
    41. Eastern Box Turtle
    42. Blue Tree Monitor
    43. Flat Rock Scorpion

    List of Returning Animals and Their Former Homes

    1. Yellow Pond Turtle - Original: Reptile House - Today: Reptile House - was taken off display for a year
    2. Indian Star Tortoise - Original: Reptile House - Today: Reptile House - hasn't been at the zoo for many, many years
    3. Antilles Tree Spider - Original: World of the Insect - Today: World of the Insect - taken off display for a year
    4. Giant African Millipede - Original: World of the Insect - Today: World of the Insect - taken off display for a year
    5. Rhinoceros Katydid - Original: World of the Insect - Today: World of the Insect - taken off display for three years
    6. Amazon Milk Frog - Original: Reptile House - Today: Manatee Springs, and off display for three years
    7. Golden-headed Lion Tamarin - Original: World of the Insect - Today: Jungle Trails, species gone from the zoo for nearly 10 years
    8. Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise - Original: Wings of the World - Today: Wings of the World, taken off display for two years for breeding purposes. They succeeded.
    9. Golden-breasted Starling - Original: Wings of the World - Today: Wings of the World, off display for a couple of years
    10. Bat-eared Fox - Original: Night Hunters and Africa - Today: Children's Zoo, off display for two years

    List of Animals Displayed in a New Attraction and Their Last Home
    1. Warthog - Original: Came to the zoo in 2014 as an ambassador and could only be seen if he was talked around the zoo - Today: Wildlife Canyon, replaced Harapan
    2. Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake - Original: Manatee Springs - Today: Reptile House
    3. Corn Snake - Original: Manatee Springs - Today: Reptile House
    4. Victoria Crowned Pigeon - Original: Wings of the World - Today: World of the Insect, here during WotW renovation
    5. Burmese Python - Original: Night Hunters - Today: Manatee Springs
    6. Crested Screamer (Second exhibit) - Original: Wildlife Canyon (Still there), and Wings of the World - Today: Jungle Trails
    7. Lady Ross's Turaco - Original: Wings of the World - Today: Jungle Trails
    8. African Pygmy Goose [B][B][B]- Original: World of the Insect - Today: Jungle Trails[/B][/B][/B]
    9. Chestnut Breasted Malkoha - Original: Jungle Trails - Today: Wings of the World (closed for renovation)
    10. Major Mitchell's Cockatoo - Original: Reptile House - Today: Wings of the World (closed)
    11. Helmeted Currasow (Second exhibit) - Original: Jungle Trails (still there) - Today: Wings of the World

    The next species list will be ready in December of 2019
     
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