Our Animals

animals overview

Our animals are the real wildlife experts—the best teachers of zoology and conservation you’ll ever meet. Here at Zooniversity®, we are the caretakers of more than 50 species of animals — most came to us as non-releasable wildlife, zoo surplus, or displaced exotic “pets.”

In each Zooniversity® program, a professional wildlife educator will introduce you to our living animal ambassadors and you’ll learn where each animal comes from, what it eats, how it survives, the threats to its survival, and other fascinating (or just plain weird) animal facts. We’ll also share the rescue stories and histories of some of our animals — because there is much more to learn about these beautiful creatures than just the textbook facts. And with more than 50 species, audiences will always have someone new to meet year after year. See our Complete Animal List and meet our amazing teachers.