Welcome to the Big Zoo!

We live in an amazing world with around 8.7 million species of animals on our planet Earth.
Our mission is to create a fun and educational website where both kids and adults can learn all about the incredible animal kingdom and how to care for it in our ever changing world.

Highlighted Species

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.

America’s Best Zoos

Read our review of the top rated zoos. See the coolest and rarest animals on the planet for a life changing experience!

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do pitbulls like to bark

Do Pitbulls Bark?

Pitbulls are a very lovable breed and they are great for families with children because they have a very laid …
do tigers eat lions

Do Tigers eat Lions?

Tigers are predators, and they eat a variety of species including other predators. They will hunt down and eat anything …
Do Golden Retrievers Shed

Do Golden Retrievers Shed?

Yes, Golden Retrievers shed a lot. They have a trademark beautiful golden coat that makes it stand out from all …
do lions eat other lions

Do Lions Eat Lions?

Lions are the only big cat that hunts in groups, and they’re intensely social animals. The adults spend almost all …
are cats self aware

Are Cats Self Aware?

In this article, we will explore the various questions regarding self-awareness in cats. We will also discuss the different ways …
are lizards alligator

Are Alligators Lizards?

Are alligators lizards? That’s an interesting question! Some people seem to think they are just like lizards, whereas others believe …
Do ducks have teeth and other questions

Do ducks have teeth?

Like other birds, ducks do not have teeth. They nibble on semi-solid food substances and filter nutrient particles out of …
An octopus in the water with his eight arms stretched out

Do Octopus Have Bones?

Earth is home to a motley of species, from the tiniest to enormous, some ordinary and some downright weird. Let’s …
A red tailed hawk flying in the air

Why Do Hawks Screech?

Screeching is a way of communicating for these magnificent birds. Each hawk species screeches differently and produces distinct tones and …
A snake with some sand on top of his head

Places With No Snakes

Alaska and Hawaii are the only states in the U.S. that have no reported cases of snake sightings. Hawaii, the …
An Adult coyote standing Up

North American Coyotes

Coyotes might be the newest members of the dog family, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing special about them. …
Killer whales jumping out of the water

Killer Whale

Scientific Name Orcinus orcaAlso Called: Orca Description The killer whale is actually not a whale. It is the largest member of the dolphin …
Grevy's Zebra or Imperial Zebra

Grévy’s Zebra

Scientific Name Equus grevyiAlso called: Imperial Zebra Description Grevy’s zebra is one of only six surviving species in the Equidae family and is …
Giant Anteater

Giant Anteater

Scientific Name Myrmecophaga tridactyla Description The Giant Anteater has a long snout and a large, bushy tail. Its coat is brown with a …
Hamadryas Baboon Family with babies

Hamadryas Baboon

Scientific Name Papio hamadryas Descriptions Hamadryas baboons have a fluffy coat. Females and young baboons are brown, while adult males have a silver …
A Sea lion sitting on a rock

California Sea Lion

Scientific Name Zalophus californianus Description California sea lions vary greatly in size depending on the gender of the animal. Females weigh only 200 …
A koala holding onto a tree

Queensland Koala

Scientific Name Phascolarctos cinereus adustus Description Koalas spend most of their lives in trees. Their large paws have strong claws that they use …
Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee

Scientific Name Pan troglodytesAlso Called: Chimp Description The chimpanzee is grouped with the apes, such as the gorilla. However, it looks a lot …
A physical recreation of what a Stegosaurus might look like

Stegosaurus

Scientific Name Stegosaurus stenops Description The Stegosaurus was an herbivorous (plant-eating) dinosaur that lived during the Late Jurassic period. It was a quadruped, meaning it …
Platypus

Duck-Billed Platypus

Scientific Name Ornithorhynchus anatinusAlso Called: Duck-mole Description The platypus has a flat, streamlined body. They have a muzzle shaped like the bill of …
An African Dwarf Crocodile at the zoo

Dwarf Crocodile

Scientific Name Osteolaemus tetraspisAlso known as: African Dwarf Crocodile Description The African Dwarf Crocodile is among the smallest of crocodiles. Because of their …
A Sulphur-crested cockatoo

Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo

Scientific Name Cacatua galeritaAlso Called: White Cockatoo Description The Greater Sulfur Crested Cockatoo is probably the best known of all Cockatoos. It is …
Hippos in the water

Hippopotamus

Scientific Name Hippopotamus amphibius Description The name hippopotamus means “river horse”. The hippopotamus is an extremely large creature with a round body, short …
Dama Gazelle

Dama Gazelle

Scientific Name Gazella dama Description The dama gazelle is the largest gazelle. The head, hindquarters, and the underbelly of this gazelle are white. …
A herd of Thompson's Gazelles in a field of grass

Thomson’s Gazelle

Scientific Name Gazella thomsoni Description Thomson’s gazelle, or “tommies”, have a light coat on top with a distinctive dark stripe on its side. …
American Alligator on a rock

American Alligator

Scientific Name Alligator Mississippiensis Description The American alligator is the largest reptile in North America, reaching over 16 feet from head to tail. …
Hamster walking on dirt

Do Hamsters Smell?

All pet owners know how amazing it is to own an animal and the love you feel is unconditional. However, …
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