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    Exhibit descriptions:

    Description:

    Tropical Terrarium

    Focusing on small, overlooked, and often endangered fish, reptiles, and amphibians, with both terrarium and freshwater aquarium exhibits.
    Conservation Center
    An extension of the Tropical Terrarium with a focus on tortoises, iguanas, and other
    endangered herps


    Insectarium

    A building for the often overlooked invertebrates that make up most of the animal kingdom
    Butterfly dome
    A peaceful getaway filled with delicate creatures and tropical scenery


    Family Farm

    Plenty of fun and things to do for the kids! Experience life on a farm as you go through many interactive exhibits showcasing domesticated animals.

    African Forest

    Congo gorilla forest
    A complex and trails featuring animals of the Congo
    Gorilla outpost
    View gorillas up close!
    Forest House
    A small building for African Primates, Insects, and Invertebrates
    Madagascar
    A building and outdoor area for endangered lemurs and tortoises


    Trail of the Jaguar

    Go on a trail through Central and South America, encountering the many animals that cross paths with this charismatic big cat
    Tapir forest
    Tapirs live on both sides of the pacific. See these remarkable creatures along with other species and hoofstock on a winding trail through the greatest forests.


    Australasia

    A showcasing of the unique and remarkable fauna from Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea

    Asia

    Malaya
    A building along with trails showcasing the spectacular fauna of the Malay peninsula and archipelago
    Tales of India
    Go on a trek through the wide range of climates and visit animals from the Asian savannah to the jungle to the himalayas


    African Plains

    Elephant preserve
    View the some of the largest land animals on earth, from African elephants to rhinos and hippos, as well as some of Africa's smallest
    Serengeti
    View as it would be on the great plains of the serengeti in a massive mixed species habitat
    Savannah
    See some iconic savannah animals, as well as big cat canyon, where you can see African and Asian felines
    Discovery Center
    See some of Africa's smaller residents


    World of Birds

    World Aviary
    Visit the spectacular world of birds
    Tropics Aviary
    View birds from islands across the tropics
    Africa Aviary
    Birds from across the African continent


    North America

    Bison prairie
    View the animals of the american plains and forests
    Wolf Lodge
    View two of the most endangered wolves: the Red wolf and Mexican grey wolf
    Grizzly Falls
    Enjoy viewing the rescued grizzly bears
    Forest Cabin
    Go through a forest cabin filled with small animals, as if nature had taken back over
    Great Bear Ridge
    See the biggest bear of them all- the great polar bear, in this tundra exhibit across from their prey- seals!

    Small Mammals House

    Night house
    View nocturnal animals in a reverse night cycle- so they can be awake and active at the same time that you are!
    Mouse house
    Experience a glimpse at the life of small mammals and rodents
    Bats
    Go through a series of walkthrough exhibits filled with endangered bats from around the world

    Marine Aquarium

    Marine Mammal Center
    See seals and sea lions
    Reef Aquarium
    Dive under the sea and meet the colorful creatures of coral reefs
    Penguin Coast
    See penguins and other seabirds in an aquatic, cliffside habitat!
     
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    Madagascar
    A building and outdoor area for endangered lemurs and tortoises in the African Forest

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    Madagascar
    Species list:

    1. Indoor and outdoor area- Ring tailed lemur(m), Red ruffed lemur(m), collared brown lemur(m)
    2. Indoor and outdoor area- Red ruffed lemur, Common brown lemur(m)
    3. Indoor nocturnal and outdoor area- Fanaloka (m)
    4. Indoor nocturnal area- Malagasy Giant Rat (m)
    5. Indoor nocturnal and outdoor area- Ring tailed vontsira (m)
    6. Indoor and outdoor area- Mongoose lemur (m)
    7. Indoor and outdoor area- Blue eyed black lemur (m)
    8. An aquarium
    Black diamond cichlid (f), Sambirano cichlid (f)
    and a terrarium-
    Greater Tenrec (m)
    (there is also a small gift shop stand next to here)

    9. 4 small terrariums
    Abbot's day gecko (r)
    Madagascan Mantella (a), Green Mantella (a)
    Golden Mantella (a), Blue legged Mantella (a)
    Spiny tailed iguana (r), Standing's day gecko (r)

    2 larger ones

    Oustalet's giant chameleon (r)
    Lesser Tenrec (m)
    10. 2 small terrariums
    Madagascar Leaf tailed gecko (r)
    Tomato frog (a)

    1 larger one
    Malagasy giant hognose (r), Madagascar tree boa (r)
    11. Indoor viewing for 1 and 2
    Ring tailed lemur, Red ruffed lemur, collared brown lemur
    Red ruffed lemur
    , Common brown lemur
    A small aviary
    Northern Crested Coua (b), Madagascan Buttonquail (b)
    (exit Madagascar house)

    12. In the Family Farm- Zebu (m)
    13. Tortoise row (Rotating, Indoor area in the Conservation Center)
    Ploughshare Tortoise (r)
    Spider Tortoise (r)
    Flat Backed Spider Tortoise (r)
    Radiated Tortoise (r)
    Aldabra Giant Tortoise (r)

    14. An outdoor enclosure- Fossa (m)

    13 mammal, 2 bird, 12 reptile, 5 amphibian, and 2 fish species in 25 different enclosures

     
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    Conservation Center
    An extension of the Tropical Terrarium with a focus on tortoises, iguanas, and other
    endangered herps


    The Conservation Center consists of a large building and some outdoor areas for endangered Tortoises, Iguanas, and Amphibians. Tortoises and iguanas also have outdoor access and rotate between indoor and outdoor, so not all listed species may be in the indoor area at a given time. Light green areas represent open topped area, dark green represents terrariums
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    Conservation Center
    species list:
    A. Madagascar
    1.Ploughshare Tortoise
    2.Flat Backed Spider Tortoise
    3.Spider Tortoise, Merrem's Madagascar Swift (r)
    4.Radiated Tortoise, Spider Tortoise

    B. Indian Ocean
    1. Aldabra Giant Tortoise, Green Iguana (r)
    2. African Spurred Tortoise (r), Pancake Tortoise (r)
    3. Indian Star Tortoise, Fijian Crested Iguana (r)
    4. Fiji Banded Iguana (r)

    C. The Americas
    1. Galapagos Giant Tortoise, Rhinoceros Iguana (r)
    2. Yellow Footed Tortoise (r), Jamaican Iguana (r), Cuban Rock Iguana (r)
    3. Desert Tortoise (r), San Esteban Chuckwalla (r)

    4. Gopher Tortoise (r)
    5. Five-Keeled Spiny Tailed Iguana (r), Grand Cayman Blue Iguana (r)
    6. Utila Spiny Tailed Iguana (r)
    7. Northern Bahamian Rock Iguana (r)
    8. Sonoran Spiny-Tailed Iguana (r), Colorado River Toad (a)
    9.
    Golden Frogs (2 terrariums)
    -Panamanian Golden Frog (a)
    -Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad (a)

    10. Aquatic Caecilian (a)
    11. Endangered USA (5 terrariums)
    -Puerto Rican Crested Toad (a)
    -Wyoming Toad (a)
    -Houston Toad (a)
    -Mississippi Gopher Frog (a)
    -Texas Blind Salamander (a)

    D. Asian Amphibians
    12. Japanese Giant Salamander (a)
    13. Chinese Giant Salamander (a)

    14. Newts (3 terrariums)
    -Emperor Newt (a)
    -Anderson's Crocodile Newt (a)
    -Luristan Newt (a)
    There is a small shop here, near the entrance/exits

    18 reptile and 14 amphibian species
     
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    Insectarium
    A building for the often overlooked invertebrates that make up most of the animal kingdom

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    Insectarium species list:

    Green Leaf Cockroach (i)
    Red-Knee Tarantula (i)
    Ferocious Water Bug (i)
    Brazilian White-Knee Tarantula (i)
    Emperor Scorpion (i)
    Eastern Lubber Grasshopper (i)
    Giant Cave Roach (i)
    Puerto Rican Millipede (i)
    Missouri Tarantula (i)
    Assassin Bug (i)
    Red Backed Darkling Beetle (i)
    Jungle Nymph (i)
    Sunburst Diving Beetle (i)
    Desert Hairy Scorpion (i)
    Dead-Leaf Mantis (i)
    Brown Recluse (i)
    Flightless Fruit Fly (i)
    Leafcutter Ant (i)
    Flat Rock Scorpion (i)
    Goliath bird eater tarantula (i)
    Brazilian whiteknee tarantula (i)
    Peruvian firestick (i)
    Vinegaroon (i)
    Hissing Cockroach (i)
    Bat Cave Cockroach (i)
    Giant Jumping Stick (i)
    Giant Water Bug (i)
    Emerald beetle (i)
    Taxi-cab beetle (i)
    Leaf-cutter ant (i)
    Black widow spider (i)
    Giant desert centipede (i)
    Leaf insect (i)
    Dampwood termites (i)
    Velvet ant (i)
    Silkworm (i)
    Peruvian Green-and-gold Millipede (i)
    Suntiger Tarantula (i)
    Ecuadorian Purple Pinktoe Tarantula (i)
    39 invertebrates species

    Butterfly dome
    A peaceful getaway filled with delicate creatures and tropical scenery
    Morpho butterfly (i)
    Monarch butterfly (i)
    Julia butterfly (i)
    Paper kite butterfly (i)
    Giant owl butterfly (i)
    Rice Paper butterfly (i)
    Clipper butterfly (i)
    Malay Cruiser butterfly (i)
    Great Yellow Mormon butterfly (i)
    Leopard Lacewing butterfly (i)
    Thoas swallowtail butterfly (i)
    Forest queen butterfly (i)
    Jazzy leafwing butterfly (i)
    Common postman butterfly (i)
    Doris longwing butterfly (i)
    Sara longwing butterfly (i)
    Tiger longwing butterfly (i)
    Atlas moth (i)
    Orange emigrant (i)
    Magnificent owl (i)
    20 invertebrate species
     
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    North America
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    Species list:

    1. Pinniped pools (3 large pools, animals rotate)
    -Grey seal (m), Californian Sea Lion (m), Walrus (m)
    2.Great Bear Ridge (See the biggest bear of them all- the great polar bear, in this tundra exhibit across from their prey- seals! The bears have 2 large pools, as well as a naturalistic setup, similar to St.Louis's. There is also an underwater viewing area)
    -Polar Bear (m)
    3. Otters
    -North American River Otters (m)
    4. Beaver pool (Large beaver den and pool with viewing areas, along with a large land area)
    -North American Beaver (m), American Porcupine (m), Blue Catfish (f)
    5. Forest Cabin (Go through a themed forest cabin similar to a bass pro shop, with many exhibits for North American animals. There is also indoor viewing for the Grizzly and Polar bears)
    -Hellbender (a)
    -Northern leopard frog (a), Green frog (a)
    -Eastern Ratsnake (r), Red Bellied Water Snake (r)
    -Longear sunfish (f), Bluespotted sunfish (f), Pumpkinseed sunfish (f)
    -Yellow blotched map turtle (r)
    -Cornsnake (r)
    -American Alligator (r), Common snapping turtle (r) (They have outdoor area as well)
    -Hermit thrush (b), Grey catbird (b), Wood duck (b), eastern box turtle (f) (Aviary with sunroof)
    -Brook trout (f), Rainbow trout (f)
    -Logperch (f), Central mudminnow (f), Bluntnose minnow (f), Emerald shiner (f)
    -Red crawfish (i), Predaceous diving beetle (i), Giant water scavenger beetle (i)
    -Southern painted turtle(r), chicken turtle(r), green tree frog (a), Redspotted sunfish (f)
    -White-throated woodrat (m)
    6. Grizzly Falls (Enjoy indoor and outdoor viewing of the rescued grizzly bears)
    -Grizzly bear (m)
    7. Wolf Lodge (Indoor viewing of some of the most endangered carnivores-Wolfs, as well as some other creatures indoors and in the aviary)
    -Red Wolf (m)
    -Northern Walking stick (i)
    -Marbled salamander (a)
    -Great egret (b), Northern flicker (b), pied-billed grebe (b), green heron (b), hooded merganser (b), blue-winged teal (b), Redhead (b) (in a large aviary between the wolf lodge and grizzly falls viewing building)
    8. Mexican wolf outpost (View Mexican grey wolves as well as some other southwest animals indoors)
    -Mexican grey wolf (m)
    -Western Cone-nosed bug (i)
    -Bark scorpion (i)
    -Giant crab spider (olios giganteus) (i)
    -Tiger rattlesnake (r)
    -Desert millipede (i)
    9. Bison Prairie
    -American Bison (m)
    10. Desert and Prairie house (Building for animals of the American prairies, Bison viewing)
    -Black tailed prairie dog (m), Black footed ferret (m) (Rotating/interconnected exhibits that also have an outdoor area)
    -Stripe-tailed scorpion (i)
    -Tailless whip scorpion (i)
    - Gopher snake (r)
    - Sonoran whipsnake (r)
    - Western banded gecko (r)
    - Elf owl (b)
    -Greater roadrunner (b), Desert cottontail rabbit (m), Burrowing owl (b) (has Outdoor habitat as well)
    -Collared Peccary (m) (Outdoors)
    11. Panthers (Interconnected exhibits for the America's biggest cats, also viewable from trail of the Jaguar)
    -Mountain lion/puma/cougar (m)
    -Jaguar (m)
    12. Forest trails (North american animals in outdoor exhibits along a boardwalk)
    -Bald eagle (b)
    -American martin (m) (Indoor exhibit in the Small Mammals House)
    -Wolverine (m)
    -Canadian lynx (m)
    -Wild turkey (b)
    13. Forest clearing
    - American Badger (m)
    - Striped skunk (m), Sandhill crane (b)
    - Dall sheep (m)
    -Chukar (b), Ruffed grouse (b)
    - Ring-Necked pheasant (b)

    24 mammal, 19 bird, 12 reptile, 5 amphibian, 12 fish, and 10 invertebrate species
    82 species total in this world class exhibit, which would probably be one of the most comprehensive North American collections, with less of a focus on ABCs but still including Bears, Bison, Jaguars, Prairie dogs, Otters, and Seals


    The zoo totals 37 mammals, 21 bird, 42 reptile, 24 amphibian, 14 fish, and 69 invertebrate, bringing us to 206 total species so far! The ratio is a little wonky, but mostly its because of the types of exhibits we covered so far (Insectarium, reptile houses). This zoo is going to have a high number of species, maybe Omaha level, because there is still the aquarium, tropical terrarium, world of birds, and a number of other species rich exhibits left. Also a LOT more mammals coming with the Small Mammal House ;)