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Harris Hawk

In the case of Harris hawks, birds of a feather don’t only flock together – they hunt and nest together,...
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Southern three-banded armadillo

Armadillo is a Spanish word meaning “little armored one,” referring to the bony plates that cover much of an armadillo’s...
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Screaming hairy armadillo

The brown armor that covers the body of an armadillo, known as a carapace, is made of keratin – the...
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Chilean rose hair tarantula

This medium-sized tarantula species gets its name from the pinkish hue of the hairs on its back. Like all spiders,...
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Patagonian Mara

Although sometimes called Patagonian cavies or Patagonian hares, these unique animals belong in the mammalian Order Rodentia. Their closest living...
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Blue-and-yellow Macaw

Macaws are large members of the parrot family found throughout Central and South America. Their bright colors and loud vocalizations...
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Blue-throated Macaw

Blue-throated macaws are often called barba azul in Spanish, meaning “blue beard,” because of the bright blue coloration covering their...
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Huacaya Alpaca

Alpacas are a domesticated, social species that live in herds. Although they originated in Peru, they have now spread worldwide...
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Giant Otter

As the name implies, these are the longest of all otter species. Like other otters, they are highly aquatic and...
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Chilean Flamingo

One of the Zoo’s most recognizable bird species, the Chilean flamingo is a robust bird species native to the southern...
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King Vulture

King vultures are very large, scavenging birds that soar high over a variety of tropical forests, watching for carcasses located...
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Golden Lion Tamarin

These small monkeys live only in the unique Atlantic Coastal Forests of Brazil, where they are endangered mostly because of...
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Hoffmann’s Two-toed Sloth

Sloths are arboreal animals and are slow and deliberate rather than swift and agile. Specialized, enlarged claws enable them to...
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