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

 Animal Scientific Name
American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
American Wigeon Anas americana
Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
Bufflehead Duck Bucephala albeola
Canvasback  Aythya valisineria
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus
Lesser Scaup Aythra affinis
North American River Otter Lontra canadensis
North American Wood Duck Aix sponsa
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Redhead Aythya americana
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura