Possible Outreach Animals


1. Pancake tortoises reptile
2. Madagascar hissing cockroaches insect
3. Domestic Rabbit mammal
4. Black-tailed prairie dog* mammal
5. Ball pythons (3-4 ft) reptile
6. Kenyan sand boas (1-2 ft) reptile
7. Chilean rose-haired tarantula** arachnid
8. Uromastyx reptile
9. Western hognose snake reptile
10. Box turtles reptile
11. Yellow-naped Amazon parrot** bird
12. Crested geckos reptile
13. White-crested cockatoo* bird
14. Chinchillas mammal
15. African hedgehog mammal
16. Tiger salamanders amphibian
17. Corn snakes (24-36”) reptile
18. Smooth soft shell turtle reptile
19. Leopard frogs amphibian
20. Colombian boa (18″-4′) reptile
21. Red-eared sliders reptile
22. Southern 3-banded armadillos mammal
23. European ferret mammal
24. Degus mammal


Biofacts such as skulls, skins, feathers, eggs, horns, antlers, mounted animals, etc.
Hint: Number of animals chosen depends on length of program. For a 1-hour program the zoo educator usually shows 5-6 animals depending on the size of the group.
*Indicates animals that cannot be touched by the spectators
**Indicates animals that are not handled by the presenter or spectators. They are shown in a clear container or on a perch.