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Fact Sheet Index - San Diego Zoo Global Library: Children's Zoo

Children's Zoo

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Denny Sanford Children's Zoo

The new Sanford Children's Zoo at the San Diego Zoo will be a joyful place where kids can make lasting connections with animals and discover the natural world through active, hands-on play and discovery.

Ignite a Passion for Wildlife

The Sanford Children’s Zoo (planned to open in 2021) will be a dynamic new play and learning space for children. From tunnels to treetops, waterfalls to creeks, new perspectives and ways to experience a variety of habitats and their animal residents will inspire creativity and foster the joy of exploration.

Exhibit illustration, San Diego Zoo Children's ZooImage credit: © San Diego Zoo Global. All rights reserved.

Kids will be able to climb like squirrel monkeys, splash like frogs, and be busy little bees, exercising their bodies and minds.

Exhibit illustration, San Diego Zoo Children's ZooImage credit: © San Diego Zoo Global. All rights reserved.

This page is your entry to fact sheets for animals of the Children's Zoo. Links to the fact sheets are listed alphabetically, by an animal's common or scientific name. 

Young girl with armadillo at San Diego ZooImage credit: © San Diego Zoo Global. All rights reserved.

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). Also see our other recommended fact sheet sources (right).


Kangaroo, education presentation at San Diego Zoo

Elementary school students
at the San Diego Zoo.

Image credit: © San Diego Zoo Global. All rights reserved.

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These fact sheets—commonly used by SDZG 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.

Children's Zoo Species, Common Name A-Z

Children's Zoo Species, Scientific Name A-Z

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