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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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Unlike many cats, they do not avoid water and can swim well. They average 50" in length, from the tip of the tail...

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Black-footed Ferrets

Black-footed Ferrets

The black-footed ferret is considered to be one of the most endangered mammals in the world. Approximately 1,000...

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Arizona Kingsnake

Arizona Mountain Kingsnake

Arizona mountain kingsnakes spend the majority of their time hidden under rocks or in rock fissures. He may...

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Coatis often travel in groups of a dozen or more individuals. Groups consist of mothers and young males and...

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Desert-king snake

Desert Kingsnake

Kingsnakes are ground-dwelling snakes that use constriction to kill their food. They often eat other snakes, even...

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

The western diamondback rattlesnake is the largest rattlesnake in the western United States, and some reach up to...

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The ringtail is a skilled and agile climber. It is capable of ascending and descending vertical canyon walls,...

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Spotted Skunk

Spotted Skunk

When threatened, a spotted skunk can do a handstand which exaggerates the size of the small skunk and shows off...

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Road Runner


Although able to fly, a roadrunner usually depends on its swift running style to capture prey and to escape from...

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Common Vampire Bat

Common Vampire Bat

This flying mammal uses its exceptional hearing, eyesight, agility and sense of smell to safely locate suitable...

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Gila Monster

Gila Monster

Gila monsters are one of only two venomous lizards in the world. Venom is produced from glands in the lower jaw....

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Gopher Snake

Gopher Snake

When threatened, a gopher snake will rise to a striking position, flatten its head into a triangular shape, hiss...

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Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

As its name implies, this small long-legged owl uses abandoned prairie dog, tortoise, or rodent burrows for...

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Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

The great horned owl is an opportunistic predator, hunting everything from insects to birds as large as crows,...

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Blue-spiny lizard

Blue Spiny Lizard

Blue spiny lizards are the largest of the spiny lizards. Males have a blue-green sheen to the back, a blue chin...

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Nine-banded Armadillo

Nine-banded Armadillo

The armadillo's twelve to seventeen pound body requires a lot of food, so the time spent above ground is occupied...

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Mexican Bearded Lizard

Mexican Beaded Lizard

Mexican beaded lizards and Gila monsters are the only venomous lizards in the entire world and share many...

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Gamber's Quail

Gambel's Quail

Gambel's quail are social birds that live in groups called "coveys." A covey usually includes 10 to 30 birds which...

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Sidewinder rattlesnake

Sidewinder Rattlesnake

The pale-colored and well-camouflaged sidewinder moves through loose sand with a sidewise motion, accomplished by...

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Thick-billed parrot

Thick-billed Parrot

The thick-billed parrot is one of only two parrot species whose natural range once included the United States....

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Desert Tortoise

Desert Tortoise

A desert tortoise spends 95 percent of its life in a burrow. A tortoise uses multiple burrows, but a different one...

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Desert-box Turtle

Desert Box Turtle

Desert box turtles prefer loose soil for digging shallow burrows to avoid temperature extremes. They are often...

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Rosy boa

Rosy Boa

The rosy boa is truly a member of the Boa family, however it doesnt reach the length of its cousins. It rarely...

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Reaching nearly sixteen inches in total length, the chuckwalla is one of the largest lizard species found in the...

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