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 What is a fact sheet?
    A fact sheet is a summary description of a single species, designed to quickly locate relevant information.

 What is notable about the San Diego Zoo Global fact sheets?
    The SDZ Global animal fact sheets are created by our Library staff and based on published research.
    They are in-depth, fully referenced, and included an extensive bibliography.


 

Fact Sheet Directory

Contact Us

  • Fact sheet inquiries and updates

    Melody Brooks
    Library Research Specialist
    San Diego Zoo Global Library
    MBrooks@sandiegozoo.org
    (760) 747-8702 x5735



SDZ Global Library Fact Sheets

 

Reptiles and Amphibians

Birds

Mammals : Carnivores

Mammals : Primates

Mammals : Even-toed Ungulates

Mammals : Odd-toed Ungulates

Mammals : Elephants

Mammals : Marsupials

Mammals : Other

Elephant Odyssey Fact Sheets

Elephant Odyssey is an award-winning exhibit at the San Diego Zoo that opened in May 2009. It explores prehistoric fossil evidence, extinction causes, current wildlife species, and conservation projects. The fact sheets below were prepared by San Diego Zoo Global library staff, except as noted:

  • SDNHM - San Diego Natural History Museum staff
  • CH - CaliforniaHerps.com contributors
  • ENV - British Columbia Ministry of Environment staff

For information on how to date fossils and rocks, please visit our Fossil Facts page.

 

Living Species

Extinct Species

Fact Sheets from Other Organizations

       African Animals -- African Wildlife Foundation
       Animal Info -- a decade of research by Dr. Paul Massicot
       ARKive -- 15,000 endangered species, with photos and videos
       Australian Species -- Australian-Wildlife.com
       Bat Species Profiles -- Bat Conservation International
       BBC Wildlife's Wildfacts -- Brief fact sheets link to BBC Wildlife articles
       Bears of the World -- IUCN/SSC Bear Specialist Group
       Birds of North America -- Cornell Lab of Ornithology (available only on SDZ Global computers)
       Bug Guide -- North American Insects & Spiders
       Canid Species Accounts -- Recommended by the Canid Specialist Group
       Cat Species Accounts -- Cat Specialist Group
       Cranes -- USGS Patuxent Research Center
       Crocodilian Species List -- Dr. Adam Britton
       Mammalian Species Fact Sheets -- Species Accounts are in the Library
       NatureServe Explorer -- North American species
       North American Mammals -- Smithsonian Natural History Museum
       Primate Info Net -- Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center
       Reptiles & Amphibians of Coastal Southern California / San Diego Field Station -- USGS
       Reptiles & Amphibians of Southern California -- San Diego Natural History Museum
       Ungulates of the World -- Ultimate Ungulate
       WWF Species Programme -- Animals Close to Extinction - Giant Panda, Great Apes, Elephants, Rhinos

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