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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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 …
Mexican Wolf Lobo

Mexican Gray Wolf

Scientific Name Canis lupus baileyiAlso Called: Mexican Wolf or Lobo Description Of the five subspecies of gray wolves in North America, the Mexican …
Master Shifu from Kung Fu Panda Movie

What Animal is Master Shifu?

Master Shifu, the character voiced by Dustin Hoffman in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, is one of the main supporting …
African Lion laying on its rock

African Lion

Scientific Name Panthera leo krugeriAlso called: Transvaal lion Description The lion is known as “The King of the Jungle” and has not earned …
Two reticulated giraffes

Reticulated Giraffe

Scientific Name Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata Description Also known as the Somali Giraffe, the Reticulated Giraffe is a subspecies of giraffe that is native …
Sumatran Tiger Walking in his enclosure at the zoo

Sumatran Tiger

Scientific Name Panthera tigris sumatrae Description The Sumatran Tiger is one of the largest tigers in the tigers subspecies, although it’s smaller than …
A Babirusa hunting for food

Babirusa

Scientific Name BabyrousaAlso referred to as: Deer-Pig Description Also known as “deer-pig”, the Babirusa is a pig-like creature in the swine family, although …
Pteranodon recreation mockup flying through the jungle

Pteranodon

Scientific Name Pteranodon longiceps Description Pronounced “Te-RAN-uh-DON” which means “winged and toothless”, the pteranodon is a prehistoric animal that was not considered either …
Four meerkats keeping watch out for predators

Meerkat

Scientific Name Suricata suricatta Description Also known as suricate, the Meerkat is a relative of the mongoose family that is found in Southern …
Greater Indian Rhino standing in a field by water with one horn

Greater Indian Rhinoceros

Scientific Name Rhinoceros UnicornisAlso Known as: Greater Asian Rhinoceros Description Also known as the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros or Indian Rhino, the Greater Indian …
Emperor Scorpion

Emperor Scorpion

Scientific Name Pandinus imperator Description The Emperor Scorpion is one of the largest scorpion species in the world, with adult emperor scorpions averaging …
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