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Regions > Americas

Americas

*Please note that some of these animals may be temporarily off display or no longer on exhibit at the Toronto Zoo.

Aggregate anemone


Class: Zoantharia
Status: IUCN: Not listed; CITES: Not listed


American alligator


Class: Reptilia
Status: IUCN: Lower Risk/least concern; CITES: Not listed


Axolotl


Class: Amphibia
Status: IUCN: Critically Endangered; CITES: Vulnerable


Beaver


Class: Mammalia
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not Listed.


Black-footed ferret


Class: Mammalia
Status: IUCN: Endangered ; CITES: Appendix I ; COSEWIC: They were listed as extirpated in Canada in 1978 by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada but were reintroduced in 2009 to Canada


Blanding's turtle


Class: Reptilia
Status: IUCN: Endangered; CITES: Not Listed; COSEWIC: Threatened.


Blind cave characin


Class: Osteichthyes
Status: IUCN: Vulnerable; CITES: Not Listed.


Blue dacnis


Class: Aves
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not Listed


Blue poison dart frog


Class: Amphibia
Status: IUCN: Vulnerable; CITES: Appendix ll


Blue-crowned motmot


Class: Aves
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not Listed


Blue-grey tanager


Class: Aves
Status: IUCN: Not Listed; CITES: Not Listed


Boa constrictor


Class: Reptilia
Status: IUCN: Not Listed; CITES: Appendix II


Brazilian giant cockroach


Class: Insecta
Status: IUCN: Not Listed; CITES: Not Listed


Common Marmoset or White-eared marmoset


Class: Mammalia
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Appendix II.


Crested tinamou


Class: Aves
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not Listed


Cuvier's smooth-fronted caiman


Class: Reptilia
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Appendix II


Desert grassland whiptail


Class: Reptilia
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not Listed


Double-striped thicknee


Class: Aves
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not Listed


Dyeing poison dart frog


Class: Amphibia
Status: IUCN: Least concern; CITES: Appendix II


Electric eel


Class: Osteichthyes
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not Listed.


Eyelash viper


Class: Reptilia
Status: IUCN: Not Listed; CITES: Not Listed


Florida gar


Class: Osteichthyes
Status: IUCN: Not Listed; CITES: Not Listed


Florida lubber


Class: Insecta
Status: IUCN: Not Listed; CITES: Not Listed


Giant bird-eating spider


Class: Arachnida
Status: IUCN: Not listed; CITES: Not listed


Golden lion tamarin


Class: Mammalia
Status: IUCN: Endangered; CITES: Appendix l


Green and black poison dart frog


Class: Amphibia
Status: IUCN: Least Concern ; CITES: Not listed.


Green surf anemone


Class: Zoantharia
Status: IUCN: Not Listed; CITES: Not Listed


Largemouth bass


Class: Osteichthyes
Status: IUCN: Not Listed; CITES: Not Listed


Leather sea star


Class: Asteroidea
Status: IUCN: Not Listed; CITES: Not Listed; COSEWIC: Not Listed


Massasauga rattlesnake


Class: Reptilia
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not Listed; COSEWIC: Threatened.


Mata mata turtle


Class: Reptilia
Status: IUCN: Not listed; CITES: Not listed.


Midland painted turtle


Class: Reptilia
Status: IUCN: Not Listed; CITES: Not Listed


Mudpuppy


Class: Amphibia
Status: IUCN: Least concern; COSEWIC: Not at risk; CITES: Not Listed. Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond programme coordinates a province wide survey to find salamanders.


North American River Otter


Class: Mammalia
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not Listed


Northern Pacific rattlesnake


Class: Reptilia
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not Listed


Panamanian golden frog


Class: Amphibia
Status: IUCN: Listed as Critically Endangered because of a drastic population decline, of over 80% over the last three generations, mostly due to chytridiomycosis. CITES: Appendix 1.


Plush crested jay


Class: Aves
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not listed


Prehensile-tailed porcupine


Class: Mammalia
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not Listed


Pumpkinseed sunfish


Class: Osteichthyes
Status: IUCN: Not Listed; CITES: Not Listed.


Purple gallinule


Class: Aves
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not listed


Pygmy marmoset


Class: Mammalia
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Appendix II;


Red-breasted piranha


Class: Osteichthyes
Status: IUCN: Not Listed; CITES: Not Listed;


Reticulate gila monster


Class: Reptilia
Status: IUCN: Near Threatened; CITES: Appendix II.


San Estaban Island chuckwalla


Class: Reptilia
Status: IUCN: Not Listed; CITES: Appendix I


Scarlet ibis


Class: Aves
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Appendix II


Silver beak tanager


Class: Aves
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not Listed


Snapping turtle


Class: Reptilia
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not Listed; COSEWIC: Special Concern


Spectacled owl


Class: Aves
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not Listed


Spiny softshelled turtle


Class: Reptilia
Status: Not listed ; CITES: No special status. COSEWIC: Threatened


Spotted turtle


Class: Reptilia
Status: IUCN: Vulnerable; CITES: Not Listed; COSEWIC: Endangered


Two-toed sloth


Class: Mammalia
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: No special status


Vinegaroon


Class: Arachnida
Status: IUCN: Not Listed; CITES: Not Listed


White-faced saki


Class: Mammalia
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not Listed.


White-lined tanager


Class: Aves
Status: IUCN: Least Concern; CITES: Not Listed