All the World’s a Zoo!

What an amazing planet! There are over 8.7 million species of animals on this pale blue dot in space that we call earth. The Big Zoo celebrates them in all their diversity, quirks, and surprising characteristics. Just like earth itself, the animal kingdom is ever-changing and fascinating. Come on! Let’s go on a journey to appreciate and become better stewards of the extraordinary biodiversity

Creature Feature

An in-depth look at several various species of animals from all across the globe. Learn about their habitat, food, and lifestyle.

Animal Alphabet

We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of (almost) every known animal that starts with each letter of the alphabet.

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Sand Cat

The Sand cat has a yellow-brown with a ringed tail. Its eyes are…

Saltwater Crocodile

The saltwater crocodile is the largest crocodilian and the largest living reptile. Male…

Diplodocus

The Diplodocus was a dinosaur that lived during the Late Jurassic period. It was…

Gerenuk

The gerenuk is a graceful creature with a long, thin neck. This feature inspired…

Reeves’ Muntjac

Reeves’ Muntjacs are a small deer native to China. They are typically only…

Honey Bee

Honey Bees are extremely important for farmers and many wild plants. When flying…

Parasaurolophus

Parasaurolophus (Pronounced pah-RUHSAW-uh-lofe-US) was a unique looking, long-crested, duck-billed dinosaur. It had a pebbly-textured…

Dimetrodon

Dimetrodon was a sail-backed, meat-eating animal that lived during the Permian Period. It was…

Trumpeter Swan

The trumpeter swan gets its name from its sonorous, vaguely French Horn sounding call….

Bald Eagle

The bald eagle is not really bald. It gets its name from the…

Maned Wolf

The Maned wolf is named for the black hair that grows on its…

Red-handed Tamarin

Tamarins are squirrel-like, colorful monkeys. The Red-handed tamarin is named because of its…

Tanystropheus

This bizarre animal was not a dinosaur. Tanystropheus was a long-necked reptile that dates…

Psittacosaurus

Psittacosaurids or parrot-beaked dinosaurs, comprise a small group of herbivorous ornithischians, known only from Lower Cretaceous…

About Us

Lydia King

The Big Zoo is a big community that celebrates our natural world! We are your source for all things animals from pop culture to the darkest jungles and deepest oceans.

With decades of experience in the fields of biology and zoology, Lydia King’s knowledge and love for animals is boundless and has been the focus of her life’s work. A writer, a researcher, and an enthusiast for all things animals, Lydia has taken her dedication from the lab to the field to the classroom, always with an infectious enthusiasm for her subjects. From the latest studies and investigations to the latest pop songs and movies, Lydia writes and lectures about every aspect of the animal kingdom.

Growing up in northern New Mexico, Lydia had woods, streams, and lakes to explore. It was here that her passion was born and nurtured by her river guide father and high school teacher mom. As a teen, Lydia volunteered at a vet clinic and a wild animal rescue where issues of human encroachment and the pressure it places on animal populations became an important theme throughout her life. Lydia has worked with a number of conservation groups and governments to create migration corridors and to help develop policies to allow animals and humans to peacefully coexist. In fact, her master’s thesis dealt specifically with the re-introduction of wolves and their impact on cattle ranching in the upper western United States.