Lincoln Children's Zoo Animals

Animals

Lincoln Children’s Zoo is home to over 400 animals including snow leopards, red pandas, Humboldt penguins, ring-tailed lemurs, camels and Galapagos tortoises. Learn more about each of the animals that live here by exploring the areas below.

Conservation

Lincoln Children’s Zoo is committed to animal conservation efforts and saving animals from extinction. Home to over 30 endangered animals, the Zoo strives to provide the highest-quality care to these near extinct species. Lincoln Children’s Zoo partners with organizations throughout the world that manage captive animals and wild animals with a goal to create a plan to ensure endangered animals are saved and protected for future generations.

The Zoo is part of the Association of Zoos & Aquarium’s Species Survival Plan, which oversees the management of select species with the goal of enhancing conservation in the wild. Species Survival Plan is led by expert advisors who work together to manage the demographic distribution and long-term sustainability of nearly 500 species.

Lincoln Children’s Zoo Species Survival Plan Partial Animal List
American alligator
Bennet’s wallaby
Bobcat
Caribbean flamingo
East African crowned crane
European white stork
Fossa
Galapagos tortoise
Humboldt penguin
Macaw
Matchie’s tree kangaroo
North American river otter
Red panda
Ring-tailed lemur
Snow leopard
Tammar wallaby
West dwarf crocodile
White handed gibbon
Wolf’s guenon

Photo Ark Collaboration

Lincoln Children’s Zoo collaborates with National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore and his Photo Ark project. The Photo Ark is a groundbreaking effort to document species before they disappear and to get people to care while there’s still time. The Photo Ark started at Lincoln Children’s Zoo with the first photograph taken of a naked mole rat. To date the Photo Ark has documented 7,521 species. Find out more about Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark here.

  • Visitors in 2017
    Visitors in 2017

    240,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2017
    CAMPERS IN 2017

    3000

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400