The Ring-Tailed Coati is widespread in tropical and subtropical South America particularly in Colombia, Uraguay and northern Argentina.
Despite its Eurasian origin, its closest relatives are the Australian black swan and the South American Black-necked swan.
White-Tailed Deer, the smallest members of the North American Deer family, are found from southern Canada to South America.
They are great swimmers and prefer to be near water. When threatened they dive below the water and can stay submerged up to 15 minutes.
The Servals are a medium-sized species of cat that is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa, mainly in covered areas that are close to water.
Bobcats are tawny (greyer in winter) with distinct dark spotting. They are short with a stubby tail and ears slightly tufted.
The Indian peafowl or blue peafowl (Pavo cristatus) is a large and brightly coloured bird of the peafowl native to South Asia
Squirrel monkeys are omnivores, eating primarily fruits and insects. Occasionally they will also eat seeds, leaves, flowers, buds, nuts and eggs.
Also known as the Quarrion or the Weiro and is native to Australia. The bird’s distinctive crest on its head expresses its emotional state.
The Channel-Billed Toucan is brightly marked and has a huge bill. Often found in forests and woodlands.
Budgerigars are found wild throughout the drier parts of Australia where the species have survived for the last five million years.
The “slider” part of their name comes from their ability to slide off rocks and logs and into the water quickly.
This iguana is native to the island of Jamaica and is the island’s largest land animal reaching a body length of 150 cm or more.
They were introduced to the West Indies sometime in the 1800s to control populations of rodents and snakes in sugar cane plantations.
The Green Iguana can be found across South and Central America as well as throughout the Caribbean.
The Jamaican Pond Turtle are fresh water turtles that grow to a moderate size. These turtles share similar habits as the red-eared slider.
The Spiny-Tailed Iguana has a dark heavy body with a shorter tail ringed with rows of sharp curved spines.
The Cuban Rock Iguana is usually grey in colour stripped or mottles with tan and has tan head and tail.
The emu is the largest bird native to Australia. It is the second-largest bird in the world (still in existence) by height, other than the ostrich.
Macaws are long-tailed often very colourful parrots. Macaws can be distinguished from other parrots by their larger beaks and long tails.
The adult male is a striking and unmistakable bird. It has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and “whiskers”.
The Jamaican Boa is endemic to Jamaica, meaning it is found only in Jamaica and nowhere else.
Cuban Boas are silver grey in colour, patterned with saddles, blotches and spots of reddish brown to black.
The the world’s largest bird. They roam the African Savanna and desert lands and get most of their water from the plants they eat.
Capuchins have a tuft or hair on their head that is similar to the cowl of Capuche worn by Franciscan Monk, which is how they got the name.
Caribbean Flamingos are the only Flamingos to naturally inhabit North America and several islands in the Caribbean.
The African Lion & Lioness usually live in prides which are made up of several lionesses and one or 2 Lions.
The Zebra is best known for its black and white striped body and their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual.
They are friendly and interact well with people. Despite their small size, miniature horses can do almost as much a full-size horse or pony.
Black swans are the official birds of western Australia and are featured on both the flag and coat of arms.
They live in wooded swamps, shallow lakes, marshes or ponds and creeks and usually nest in trees close to water.
The Collared Peccary will defend itself with its tusks which grow sharper every time it opens and closes its mouth.
A Ball Python has a flat head and boxy snout with black and pale stripes on the face and black stripes forming a mask over the eyes.
Donkeys originated in the African desert and are a descendant of the African wild ass. Used as a working animal for at least 5000 years.
The Burmese Python on display in the snake exhibit at the Hope Zoo is labelled ‘Blondie 2’ and is actually an Albino Burmese Python.
Some Spider Monkeys have white chin whiskers and flesh coloured rings around their eyes. They can live up to 30 years.
Crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.
The Scarlet Ibis inhabits tropical South America and some islands of the Caribbean. It’s brilliantly scarlet coloration makes it unmistakable.