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Meet the Animals

You’ll meet birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles! The Abilene Zoo is home to 127 different species.

meet the Animals

The Abilene Zoo is home to 127 different species. Learn amazing and fun facts about many of our different types of animals below.

Want to get up close and personal with a Giraffe, Anteater or Reptile?  Book one of our Up Close tours today!

Animal Type

African Lion

Mammal

Meet

Our African Lion

Meet the Pride of the Abilene Zoo. While lions may be at the top of...
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American Alligator

Reptile

Meet

Our American Alligator

Albert is one of the oldest living American Alligators in zoos across the country. His...
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Bald Eagle

Bird

Meet

Our Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a powerful and majestic bird of prey, widely recognized...

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Black Vulture

Bird

Meet

Our Black Vulture

The Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) is a scavenger bird native to the Americas, playing a...

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Black-footed Ferret

Mammal

Meet

Our Black-footed Ferret

The Black-footed Ferret is a small, carnivorous mammal that is native to North America. It...

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Bobcat

Mammal

Meet

Our Bobcat

The bobcat is a medium-sized wild cat found throughout North America. This elusive feline is...

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Burrowing Owl

Bird

Meet

Our Burrowing Owl

The Burrowing Owl is a small, ground-dwelling bird that is native to North and South...

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Capybara

Mammal

Meet

Our Capybara

Learn about the largest rodents here or anywhere at the Abilene Zoo....
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Caribbean Flamingo

Bird

Meet

Our Caribbean Flamingo

Caribbean Flamingo or Phoenicopterus ruber is a large species of flamingo closely related to the...
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Meet the giraffe

Meet the tower of giraffe at the Abilene Zoo!

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