Did you know we share our planet with more than a million invertebrate species? Invertebrates do not have a backbone. Bug World houses most of our invertebrates, but you’ll also find them in other houses, such as Butterfly Forest.
Fish are vertebrates, but have backbones and bodies adapted for life in water. They have gills, fins, scales, and are cold-blooded. You can find most of our fish in the aquarium.
Amphibians are cold-blooded, slimy-skinned animals with backbones. Most lay soft eggs in damp places that hatch into tadpoles. Most of our amphibians are in the Reptile House or AmphiPod.
Reptiles have backbones and dry, scaly skins. They are cold-blooded and most lay eggs with leathery shells. You’ll find most of our reptiles in the Reptile House.
Birds have feathers, beaks and They also have backbones, and lay eggs. They are warm-blooded animals. Visit Explorers’ Creek to see some of our tropical birds.
Mammals are hairy animals with backbones. They are warm-blooded, and feed milk to their babies. The zoo houses all sorts of mammals, from tiny ones in Twilight World to larger ones such as hippos, lions, seals and gorillas.