Beautiful and Diverse

List of Animals at the Zoo

The Santa Barbara Zoo is home to 146 species of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects exhibited in open, naturalistic habitats. If you can’t visit us in person, you can find out more about some of our animals here.

KEY:
currently not on view
Ambassador, meets with public

Mammals

SMALL MAMMALS
Asian small-clawed otter
Capybara
Four-toed hedgehog
Indian crested porcupine
Slender-tailed meerkat
Southern three-banded armadillo

CANIDS
Fennec fox
Island fox

MONKEYS
Bolivian gray titi
Golden lion tamarin
White-faced saki

BARNYARD
Domestic rabbit
Domestic sheep
Guinea hog
San Clemente Island goat
Wild boar

MARSUPIAL
Virginia opossum

Birds

PHEASANTS
Crested fireback pheasant
Palawan peacock pheasant

WATERFOWL
Black swan
Black-necked swan
Mandarin duck
Marbled teal
White-faced whistling duck

FLAMINGOS
Chilean flamingo

PIGEONS/DOVES
Blue crowned pigeon
Luzon bleeding heart dove

FROGMOUTHS
Tawny frogmouth

PENGUINS
Humboldt penguin

IBISES
Madagascar sacred ibis
Sacred ibis
Scarlet ibis

HAMERKOPS
Hamerkop

CROWS & JAYS
Raven

GULLS, TERNS & PELICANS
Bonaparte’s gull
Inca tern
Brown pelican

VULTURES
California condor
Turkey vulture

HAWKS, EAGLES & OWLS
Red-tailed hawk
Bald eagle
Common barn owl
Great horned owl

HORNBILLS
Rhinoceros hornbill
Southern ground hornbill

KINGFISHERS
Laughing kookaburra

TOUCANS
Toco toucan

COCKATOOS & MACAWS
Goffin’s cockatoo
Lesser sulphur-crested cockatoo  
Sulphur-crested cockatoo
Blue and yellow macaw  
Military macaw
Scarlet macaw 

HONEYEATERS
Blue-faced honeyeater

Amphibians

FROGS
Green & black poison arrow frog
Yellow & Blue poison arrow frog
Yellow Striped poison arrow frog
Milky tree frog
Mission golden-eyed tree frog
Pacific tree frog
Poison dart frog
Sambava tomato frog
Smoky jungle frog

TOADS
Boreal toad
Cane toad

SALAMANDERS & NEWTS
Axolotl
California newt

Fish

Freshwater angelfish
Peppered catfish
Goldfish (Koi)

Guppy
Almorha loach
Red piranha

Plecostomus

Invertebrates

COCKROACHES
Caribbean giant cockroach
Madagascar hissing cockroach

MILLIPEDES
Giant African millipede

SPIDERS & TARANTULAS
Black widow spider
Chilean rose hair tarantula
Pink zebra beauty tarantula

SCORPIONS
Asian forest scorpion

Reptiles

TURTLES
American red-bellied turtle
Black-breasted leaf turtle
Coahuila box turtle
Hieroglyphic river cooter
Japanese pond turtle
Matamata turtle
River cooter
Western pond turtle
Yellow-spotted Amazon River turtle

TORTOISES
African spurred tortoise
Burmese black tortoise
Desert tortoise
Leopard tortoise
Radiated tortoise

LIZARDS
Frilled lizard
Rio Fuerte beaded lizard
Western chuckwalla
Desert iguana
Asian water monitor
Blue-tongued skink
Northern blue-tongued skink
Prehensile-tailed skink

GECKO
Henkel’s leaf-tailed gecko

NON-VENOMOUS SNAKES
Bullsnake
California mountain kingsnake
Desert rosy boa
Garden tree boa
Jamaican boa
Santa Cruz gopher snake
Sonoran gopher snake
Madagascar giant hognose snake
Ball python
Burmese python
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