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The more than 200 animals that call ZooAmerica® home are native to five regions of the North American continent – from the dry deserts of the southwestern United States and Mexico to the expansive forests and tundra of Alaska and Canada. Learn more about these regions and the amazing diversity of North American wildlife and vegetation native to them below.

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American Alligator

American Alligator

American alligators are important members of their ecosystem, and are regarded as keystone species. Many animals...

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Alligator Snapping Turtle

Alligator Snapping Turtle

The alligator snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in North America. Primitive in appearance, it can...

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Florida Gar

Florida Gar

The Florida gar is a long slender predatory fish with sharp teeth and an armor of hard diamond-shaped scales....

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Corn Snake

Corn Snake

Corn snakes are excellent climbers and are often found high in trees searching for nesting birds. Their common...

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Barred Owl

Barred Owl

A barred owl is the second largest owl in Pennsylvania, surpassed only by the great horned owl in size. It is...

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Roseatte Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill

From a distance, a spoonbill might be confused with a flamingo due to its pink color. Upon closer inspection, the...

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Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is the largest venomous snake in North America and may reach 8 feet in length....

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Cottonmouth

Cottonmouth

This venomous snake is named for the white lining of its mouth which flashes open in a defensive display when...

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Pygmy Rattlesnake

Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake

Like most pit vipers, a pygmy rattlesnake uses the sit and wait method of hunting. This snake has been observed in...

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Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise

A gopher tortoise uses its powerful front legs to dig burrows that average about 15 feet long and 6 feet deep....

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