Animal Attractions

Our Animals

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. 


With hair and warm blood, mammals are adapted to a wide variety of habitats. Mammals can be found from the tropics to the arctic and they have many different diets, social groupings, and behaviors.
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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 »


Many birds are social and live in large groups. Birds range in size from 2.5 gram hummingbirds to the ostrich, which can weigh over 250 pounds. Birds are more widespread than many types of animals and can be found from the Arctic to Antarctica and everywhere in between. Learn More »

AmphibiansColorado river toad

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 »

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The Amarillo Zoo is located in Thompson Park. Take Hwy 287 North off of I-40, take the N. 24th Ave. exit and go West, turn right into Thompson Park and follow the signs to the Zoo parking lot.

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