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!


Recent Posts

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…
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…
Giant Anteater

Giant Anteater

Scientific Name Myrmecophaga tridactyla Description The Giant Anteater has a long snout and a large, bushy tail. Its coat is…
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…
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…
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…


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


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

Duck-Billed Platypus

Scientific Name Ornithorhynchus anatinusAlso Called: Duck-mole Description The platypus has a flat, streamlined body. They have a muzzle shaped like…
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.…
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…
Hippos in the water


Scientific Name Hippopotamus amphibius Description The name hippopotamus means “river horse”. The hippopotamus is an extremely large creature with a…

Dama Gazelle

Scientific Name Gazella dama Description The dama gazelle is the largest gazelle. The head, hindquarters, and the underbelly of this…
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…
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…
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,…
A fat black and white pig eating grass

How long are pigs pregnant?

Pig breeding is a profitable business, and a pregnant pig is central to it. Favorable maintenance, high-quality nutrition, proper care…
A rolly polly or pill bug walking along a wood log

What Do Rolly Pollies Eat?

Most people assume that Pillbugs (scientific name: Armadillidium vulgare), also referred to as rolly pollies, potato bugs, pill millipedes, doodlebugs,…
Do sharks have tongues?

Do Sharks have Tongues?

Yes, sharks do have tongues. A shark’s tongue is a piece of cartilage located on the floor of its mouth…
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