** indicates endangered status on the IUCN list.


Warm-blooded vertebrates that give birth to live young. (Many of these animals are susceptible to colder temperatures, and are given access for their comfort, so they may not be visible at all times during winter months.)
Sugar GliderRed-ruffed Lemur**
Cotton-top Tamarin KEEPER NOTEBlack-headed Spider Monkey KEEPER NOTE
Schmidt's GuenonDiana Guenon KEEPER NOTE
Eastern Black & White Colobus** KEEPER NOTEWhite-handed (Lar) Gibbon** KEEPER NOTE
Chimpanzee KEEPER NOTEBlack-tailed Prairie Dog
Sable AntelopeAmerican Beaver
ChinchillaGuinea Pig
European RabbitFour-toed Hedgehog
Fishing Cat** KEEPER NOTEAmerican Cougar
Amur Leopard** KEEPER NOTERed Wolf** KEEPER NOTE
Asiatic Black Bear** KEEPER NOTENorth American River Otter
European Polecat (Ferret)Kinkajou
Grevy's Zebra**Southern White Rhinoceros**
Red River Hog KEEPER NOTEWild Boar
Pygmy Hippopotamus** KEEPER NOTEReticulated Giraffe** KEEPER NOTE
KlipspringerSumatran Tiger** KEEPER NOTE

AVES (Birds)

Warm-blooded vertebrates that lay eggs.
Ostrich KEEPER NOTERed Junglefowl
Southern Crested ScreamerNe-Ne Goose
Black-necked SwanMallard Duck
Golden-eyeRinged Teal
Spur-winged GooseAmerican Flamingo
Long-billed CorrellaPied Imperial Pigeon
Tawny FrogmouthWhite-naped Crane
Wattled CraneMarabou Stork
Black-crowned Night HeronBlack-winged Stilt
Great Horned OwlBlack Hornbill
Laughing KookaburraDusky Lory
Macaw (Parrot)Blue & Yellow Macaw
Green-winged MacawYellow-naped Amazon
Yellow-crowned AmazonHawk-headed Parrot
White Umbrella CockatooMajor Mitchell's Cockatoo
American Flamingo KEEPER NOTE


Cold-blooded vertebrates.
Green Tree FrogEastern Box Turtle
Painted TurtleRiver Cooter
Common SliderYellow-footed Tortoise
Gopher TortoiseLeopard Tortoise
African Spurred TortoiseCommon Musk Tortoise
Inland Bearded DragonAfrican Fat-tailed Gecko
Prehensile-tailed (Solomon Island) SkinkRoyal (Ball) Python
Yellow AnacondaKing Snake
Corn SnakeWestern Ratsnake
Gopher (Pine) SnakeCopperhead
Western Diamondback RattlesnakeTimber Rattlesnake
American Alligator


Aquatic vertebrates.
Long-eared Sunfish


Hexapod invertebrates, and the largest animal species on earth.
Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Unfortunately, nature has its own plan and pace. During our closure to the public, JZ Staff had to grieve the loss of a few of our older animals due to natural, age-related issues:

Daisy the American Black Bear, estimated age of 25 when she passed in September of 2019 (average life span 10-20 years)

Yoda the Red panda, aged 13 years when he passed in November of 2019 (average life span: 12- 14 years)

Debbie the Spider monkey, estimated age of 49 years when she passed in February of 2020 (average life span 37-47 years)

Many of these animals had resided their entire lives here at the Jackson Zoo, and had trained with the same staff members for at least a decade or more. They now live on in the hearts and minds of their keepers and adopters, along with others that we have loved and lost in our 100 year history.

“Something still exists as long as someone’s around to remember it.”
Jodi Picoult