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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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Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion

Also known as a cougar, puma, panther, catamount, painter or mountain lion, this cat is recognized by its large...

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Pronghorn

Pronghorn

Built for speed, the pronghorn is the fastest land animal in North America and is second only to the cheetah...

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American Elk

American Elk

Elk are among the most vocal members of the deer family. Cows bark alarm signals, calves bleat and squeal, and...

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Black-tailed Prairie Dog

Black-tailed Prairie Dog

Although named for their barking alarm call, black-tailed prairie dogs are actually burrowing ground squirrels....

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Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Rodents beware! The conspicuous ear tufts of the long-eared owl are not for hearing, but help it blend in with...

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Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Lacking the strong grasping talons needed for killing live prey, turkey vultures eat carrion, the flesh of dead...

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Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

A ten million year old sandhill crane fossil was found in Nebraska. This discovery makes them the oldest known...

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Common Raven

The common raven is the largest member of the corvid family. Although often mistaken for a crow, a raven differs...

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