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.
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.
Kids will be able to climb like squirrel monkeys, splash like frogs, and be busy little bees, exercising their bodies and minds.
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.
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:
Our fact sheets are prepared by San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Library staff (contact us). Also see our other recommended fact sheet sources (right).
Elementary school students
at the San Diego Zoo.
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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.