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Fact Sheet Index - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Library: All Fact Sheets

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Animal Fact Sheet Alerts is an occasional e-mail notification service that announces new Animal Fact Sheets published by the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Library.

These fact sheets—commonly used by SDZWA team members and also freely available online—summarize information on an animal species or closely related group.

Sources include peer-reviewed journals, scholarly books, authoritative reports and databases, as well as scientific and husbandry experts.

About Fact Sheets

How do I find a specific fact sheet?

By common or scientific name: Click on a link in the boxes to the right.

By taxonomic group or featured exhibit: Click on a tab at the top of this page.

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 Wildlife Alliance 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 Wildlife Alliance Library staff. We also recommend the fact sheet sources listed below.

SDZWA Library Links

Other Recommended Sites

All Species - Common Name A-Z

All Species - Scientific Name A-Z