North America

Who might be living in your backyard? It likely depends on which state you live in. Maybe you've been fortunate to have seen some of these animals in their natural habitat, but rarely will you have such a wonderful opportunity to observe them at your leisure.


View pictures of the North American animals on exhibit (PDF).
Barred Owl
Photo: Michael Chatt

 AnimalScientific Name
American AlligatorAlligator mississippiensis
American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
American WigeonAnas americana
Barred OwlStrix varia
Barrow's GoldeneyeBucephala islandica
Blue-winged TealAnas discors
Bufflehead DuckBucephala albeola
Canvasback Aythya valisineria
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Hooded MerganserMergus cucullatus
Lesser ScaupAythra affinis
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
North American River OtterLontra canadensis
North American Wood DuckAix sponsa
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
RedheadAythya americana
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Western Painted TurtleChrysemys picta