About Our Fact Sheets
Featured Fact Sheets
Don't miss the Summer 2017 opening of six amazing African habitats at the San Diego Zoo, beautifully previewed on the Africa Rocks website! Then take a deep dive into our Africa Rocks fact sheets. Image credits: © San Diego Zoo Global. All rights reserved.
How do I find a specific fact sheet?
The boxes on the right list all our fact sheets alpha-betically, by common or scientific name. To browse by taxonomic group or featured exhibit, click one of the tabs at the top of this page.
Above those tabs, you'll find three very helpful links. Click "Print Guide" to generate a PDF showing all the pages in this index. Select "RSS Updates" or "Email Alerts" to receive notifications by RSS feed or email when a new fact sheet is added.
What is a fact sheet?
A fact sheet is a summary description of a single species or a group of closely related species.
What is notable about these fact sheets?
San Diego Zoo Global Library's fact sheets are in-depth and based on the research literature. Each includes references and an extensive bibliography. The following topics are covered:
- Taxonomy & History
- Distribution & Habitat
- Physical Characteristics
- Behavior & Ecology
- Diet & Feeding
- Reproduction & Development
- Managed Care
- Population & Conservation
Who prepares these fact sheets?
Our fact sheets are prepared by San Diego Zoo Global Library staff (contact us). Other recommended fact sheet sources are listed below.