Zoo Guide

Zoo Guide

Make your next visit to the zoo more than just fun—make it factual and fascinating too! You could even start a personal “creation zoo tours” ministry. Featuring more than 100 animals, our long-awaited Zoo Guide includes beautiful pictures and explores the amazing facts and design features that point to our awesome Creator. Excellent gift for any one who loves animals!

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  • Children Arctic Fox
    May 19, 2008

    The arctic fox is also known as the polar fox or the white fox. The arctic fox is distinctive because of its furred paws.

  • Children Brown Bear
    Sept. 10, 2007

    The brown bear has small ears and high shoulders. It can range in color from cinnamon to almost black. It is also known as the Kodiak bear.

  • Children Camel
    July 15, 2007

    The most prominent difference between the Bactrian and Dromedary camels is their humps.

  • Children Ferret
    June 30, 2008

    The ferret has a long, flexible body, short limbs, and a good set of teeth.

  • Children Giant Panda
    Oct. 26, 2012

    The panda is known for its distinct black and white coloring. The eyes, ears, arms, legs, and shoulders are all black while the rest of the body is white.

  • Children Gray Wolf
    July 14, 2008

    Gray wolves can vary in color from white to dark gray based on where they are found.

  • Children Koala
    Dec. 8, 2008

    The koala has dense fur that is colored from gray to a reddish-brown. The pouch opens in the rear and extends upward and forward.

  • Children Meerkat
    Dec. 22, 2008

    The meerkat is a member of the mongoose family and is recognized for its long, thin body.

  • Children Moose
    Nov. 5, 2012

    The moose is the largest member of the deer family and is known for its tremendous antlers, which occur only on the bulls.

  • Children Polar Bear
    Nov. 9, 2012

    The polar bears are known for what appears to be their pure white fur and its massive size. Polar bears are the largest of the bear kind.

  • Children Reindeer
    April 21, 2008

    Caribou and reindeer are the same species, reindeer being a domesticated, smaller variety or caribou and classified scientifically as a subspecies.

  • Children Rhinoceros
    Aug. 1, 2007

    Rhinos have either one or two horns on its heads, which are used in fighting with other rhinos and for protection against predators.

  • Children Walrus
    April 7, 2008

    The walrus is known for its large size and pink–reddish brown coloring. It is also easily recognized by its large tusks.

  • Children Yak
    June 16, 2008

    The yak has blackish brown hair that covers the entire body and tail. It also has large, curving horns.

  • Children Andean Condor
    May 5, 2008

    The condor has weak feet that are used more for walking than clutching food. Feathers are absent from most of its head and neck.

  • Children Bald Eagle
    Feb. 11, 2008

    The term bald eagle comes from the word “balde,” which in Old English means “white.” This species is known for its white head and tail and its dark brown body.

  • Children Macaw
    Nov. 10, 2008

    Macaws are known for their large, curved beaks; loud, squawking calls; and bright, bold colors.

  • Children Peregrine Falcon
    Aug. 11, 2008

    The adult peregrine has bluish gray wings, a pale underbelly, and a black head.

  • Children Snowy Owl
    June 2, 2008

    The snowy owl is more agile than other owls and is able to capture birds while in flight.

  • Children Wild Turkey
    March 24, 2008

    The trukey is known for its round body, fan-shaped tail, long neck, and large size.

  • Children Bobcat
    March 10, 2008

    The bobcat can be distinguished from other cats by its ear tufts and ruffs of hair on the sides its face.

  • Children Cheetah
    Aug. 6, 2007

    The cheetah is known by its distinct spots and white patches on its stomach. Its spots are round or oval and usually measure about an inch in diameter.

  • Children Tiger
    Oct. 27, 2008

    Tigers are easily distinguished from other large cats by their black stripes against their orange and tan backgrounds and white underbellies.

  • Children Ring-tailed Lemur
    Sept. 29, 2008

    The ring-tailed lemur is recognized by its long tail with distinctive black and white bands, which are unique among all the lemurs.

  • Children Chameleon
    Aug. 25, 2008

    The chameleon is distinctly different from other lizards.

  • Children Crocodile
    Oct. 13, 2008

    The crocodile is larger than the alligator and has a longer, more narrow snout. It has a streamlined body and webbed feet, which make it an efficient swimmer.

  • Children Inland Bearded Dragon
    July 28, 2008

    This species is called “bearded” because the throat has a region that is flared when it is angry or excited, giving it a beard-like appearance.

  • Children Komodo Dragon
    Nov. 24, 2008

    It is the world’s largest lizard, out of over 3,000 lizard species. The adult Komodo dragon is mostly green, gray, or black with white or yellow patches.

  • Children Poison Dart Frog
    Oct. 18, 2012

    The different species vary in color and size. Most species are bright orange, yellow, green, or red.

  • Children Rattlesnake
    Feb. 25, 2007

    The most prominent feature of the rattlesnake is the rattle at the end of the tail. This rattle is made of a hard substance called keratin.

  • Children Cottonmouth
    Dec. 28, 2011

    Since the cottonmouth spends much of its time in the water, it needs to bask in the sun throughout the day to maintain a constant body temperature.

  • Children King Cobra
    Dec. 16, 2011

    When the king cobra is scared or excited, it spreads the loose skin on its neck into the shape of a “hood.”

  • Children Northern Coral Snake
    Dec. 8, 2011

    From the tip of its snout to just behind the eye, the head of the Northern coral snake is black.

  • Children Alligator
    Dec. 2, 2011

    The American alligator has vertical pupils in its eyes.

  • Children Galápagos Tortoise
    Nov. 23, 2011

    The shell of the tortoise is not solid; it is made of hollow structures that are like air chambers.

  • Children White-Cheeked Gibbon
    Nov. 18, 2011

    The white-cheeked gibbon has extremely dense fur, which protects it from the rain of its habitat.

  • Children Marmoset
    Nov. 11, 2011

    Younger marmosets will help care for the young of others in their group while waiting to establish families of their own.

  • Children Orangutans
    Nov. 4, 2011

    The orangutans has powerful hands and arms but weak feet.

  • Children Ball Python
    Oct. 7, 2011

    The ball python hunts and captures its prey by following it into its burrow.

  • Children Gorilla
    Sept. 30, 2011

    The gorilla’s arms are extremely long, enabling it to walk on all four limbs while keeping its head up.

  • Children Lion
    Sept. 9, 2011

    Lions live in groups called prides.

  • Children Trumpeter Swan
    Aug. 18, 2011

    The trumpeter swan is known for its white plumage and black bill.

  • Children Chimpanzee
    Aug. 11, 2011

    Chimpanzees have recently been classified in the same family as humans; however, they are two very different and separate creatures.

  • Children Leopard
    Aug. 3, 2011

    After killing its prey, the leopard may drag the carcass up a tree to keep it from being eaten by other predators.

  • Children White-tailed Ptarmigan
    July 28, 2011

    The white-tailed ptarmigan molts twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.

  • Children Baboon
    July 21, 2011

    Baboons are social animals. They live in large groups called troops.

  • Children Jaguar
    July 15, 2011

    To catch fish, the jaguar will attract them by tapping the surface of the water with its tail.

  • Children Pileated Woodpecker
    June 30, 2011

    The woodpecker is designed with small tufts of feathers covering its nostrils.

  • Children Peafowl
    June 16, 2011

    The tail feathers of the peafowl are used to attract a mate and to ward off enemies.

  • Children Ostrich
    May 19, 2011

    Because of the desert environment where the ostrich lives, it has the ability to store enough water to go for months without drinking.

  • Children Cockatiel
    May 13, 2011

    The cockatiel has a sharply bent beak, which is perfectly designed for eating seeds and berries.

  • Children Humboldt Penguin
    May 5, 2011

    The humboldt penguin has claws on the toes of its webbed feet.

  • Children Greater Roadrunner
    April 28, 2011

    The greater roadrunner has a dark brown, streaked appearance with lighter brown on its breast.

  • Children Finch
    April 14, 2011

    The finch has been used by many to support the doctrine of evolution.

  • Children Emu
    March 10, 2011

    The emu is designed to cope well with the extreme temperatures of its habitat.

  • Children Wolverine
    March 3, 2011

    The wolverine is specifically designed for cold, snowy habitats.

  • Children Wildebeest
    Feb. 17, 2011

    Less than an hour after birth, a young wildebeest can keep up with the herd.

  • Children Zebra
    Feb. 3, 2011

    The stripes of a zebra are designed to give it protection from predators.

  • Children Wombat
    Jan. 27, 2011

    The wombat is designed with powerful legs and extremely strong claws, which it uses for efficient digging and feeding.

  • Children Demoiselle Crane
    Jan. 20, 2011

    This bird like many others will pretend to be injured in order to lure predators away from its nest.

  • Children Warthog
    Jan. 13, 2011

    The warts on this animal actually protect its face during attack.

  • Children Spotted Hyena
    Dec. 29, 2010

    Some consider the hyena to be the link between cats and dogs, but this is not true.

  • Children Sloth
    Dec. 9, 2010

    Both species of sloth have long forearms and strong hind limbs.

  • Children Wallaby
    Nov. 18, 2010

    If the wallaby didn’t have such a long, thick tail, it would probably fall over on its nose.

  • Children Tasmanian Devil
    Nov. 9, 2010

    The Tasmanian devil is the scavenger of the forest, eating left-over carcasses and other dead animals.

  • Children Striped Skunk
    Nov. 4, 2010

    Originally the skunk kind did not use its musk to protect itself from its enemies because it had no enemies.

  • Children Prairie Dog
    Oct. 28, 2010

    Prairie dogs live together in large groups called towns.

  • Children Okapi
    Oct. 21, 2010

    The unusual appearance of the okapi provides this animal with excellent camouflage in the forests.

  • Children Porcupine
    Oct. 7, 2010

    The porcupine does not throw its quills, but it uses its strong tail to push its quills into an attacker.

  • Children North American Elk
    Oct. 1, 2010

    This species is often called “wapiti,” which is a Shawnee word meaning “white rump.”

  • Children Mole
    Sept. 23, 2010

    The claws of the mole are specifically designed to tear through and remove dirt.

  • Children Giant Anteater
    Sept. 16, 2010

    The anteater is important to the area where it lives.

  • Children Jackal
    Sept. 2, 2010

    Jackals help keep the numbers of vermin down, such as rodents and insects, which eat crops.

  • Children Kangaroo
    Aug. 26, 2010

    Kangaroos like to box. Young kangaroos do this as play while adult males use this action to show dominance.

  • Children Hippopotamus
    Aug. 19, 2010

    Hippos are very neighborly.

  • Children Grant’s Gazelle
    Aug. 12, 2010

    The belly of the gazelle is the perfect color to reflect the heat of the sun’s rays away from the body.

  • Children Dingo
    Aug. 6, 2010

    The dingo is commonly referred to as a wild dog.

  • Children Toco Toucan
    July 22, 2010

    The body plumage of the Toco toucan is black with a white patch on its throat.

  • Children Rabbit
    July 15, 2010

    Even secular biologists claim that rabbits are hardly different from the earliest rabbit fossils.

  • Children Hummingbird
    June 17, 2010

    Hummingbirds are known for their long bills, dazzling colors, and speedy wings.

  • Children Great Blue Heron
    June 8, 2010

    The long legs of a heron allow it to effectively fish in the wetland areas where it lives.

  • Children Common Snapping Turtle
    May 26, 2010

    The snapping turtle is known as a scavenger.

  • Children Gila Monster
    May 20, 2010

    The Gila monster has the ability to consume large amounts of food at one time.

  • Children Llama
    May 13, 2010

    The llama has a long, graceful neck and a relatively small head with large eyes and ears.

  • Children California Sea Lion
    May 6, 2010

    Sea lions use a system of echolocation to navigate while underwater and to find food.

  • Children Antelope
    April 29, 2010

    The hooves of the antelope vary greatly between species.

  • Children Badger
    April 22, 2010

    Badgers eat many small mammals and pests that can quickly overpopulate areas.

  • Children Osprey
    April 9, 2010

    The osprey was created by God during creation week.

  • Children Armadillo
    March 18, 2010

    Since the armadillo is almost blind, God equipped it with an excellent sense of smell and good hearing so it can locate food and escape predators.

  • Children Cougar
    March 12, 2010

    A cougar cannot roar; it has a unique scream.

  • Children Bat
    Feb. 16, 2010

    Bats are the only truly flying mammals and are in an order all their own.

  • Children Great Horned Owl
    Feb. 16, 2010

    The great horned owl is mostly nocturnal, hunting and eating during the night and sleeping during the day.

  • Children Black Bear
    Feb. 11, 2010

    God designed the female black bear with something called “delayed implantation,” when her fertilized eggs do not begin to develop until the fall.

  • Children Coyote
    Feb. 4, 2010

    A coyote will sometimes hunt larger prey with other coyotes and with badgers.

  • Children Elephant
    Jan. 25, 2010

    Since the elephant uses its trunk for numerous reasons, God designed it with over 100,000 muscle units.

  • Children Boa Constrictor
    Jan. 15, 2010

    The boa constrictor has a strong tail that can cling to tree branches, enabling it to swing by its tail from a tree and swat a bird from the air.

  • Children Tokay Gecko
    Jan. 14, 2010

    The Tokay Gecko is a fascinating creature made by God.

  • Children Giraffe
    Nov. 10, 2009

    The unique design of its lungs, heart, capillaries, and birth process all play vital roles in the giraffe’s survival.

  • Children Beaver
    Oct. 23, 2009

    Most beaver species are recognized by the large flat, paddle-shaped tail.


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