About Our Fact Sheets
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How do I find a specific fact sheet?
This page lists all our fact sheets alphabetically by common or scientific name. To browse by taxonomic group, click one of the tabs at the top.
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.
We are converting our fact sheet collection from simple webpages to a format like this. We appreciate your feedback.
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.