Over 150 animals representing 88 species from around the world call the Amarillo Zoo home. From native species like the bison, grey fox, and brown tarantula to creatures from the other side of the planet like the tigers, lions, and lemurs, you can travel the world in a day when you visit the Zoo.
Reptiles are ectotherms, which means they don't produce their own body heat. We most often think of reptiles being "cold blooded," but really they adjust to the temperature of their location. Reptiles are not found in the colder parts of the world. They can be carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores and they range in size from smaller than a dime to over 20 feet long. Learn More »
The word amphibian means to exist on both land and water and this group of animals does just that. All amphibians start as eggs in the water and go through a metamorphosis, or change, early in life. Some change only a little and stay in the water, while others change completely and transition to life on land. Learn More »
More than 95% of all animals living today are invertebrates. It's believed that over 30 million different species of invertebrates exist, but to date scientists have only discovered about 1 million species. Although we think of these animals as creepy and crawly, the planet wouldn't survive without them. Learn More »