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Knoxville Zoo

Address 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive Knoxville, TN
How to Find it: Just minutes from downtown Knoxville, take the Rutledge Pike/Knoxville Zoo Drive exit #392 off I-40 and watch for the signs
Open: Daily from 10 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. except Christmas. Spring and Fall weekend hours are extended and summer hours are extended every day
Prices: adult – $12.95 senior citizen – $8.95 child 3 to 12 – $8.95 child under 3 – free parking – $3.00 per vehicle
Area: 53 Acres
No of Species No of Animals Star Rating
Mammals 44 163 Conservation
Birds 74 164 Enclosures
Reptiles 11 46 Education
Amphibians 102 416 Recreation
Fish Research
Total 231 789
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This critique last updated:  Feb 2008

Official Description

Take a Knoxville Zoo safari past elephant and a herd of rhino.  Discover giraffe and zebra who graze the African Plains while the big cats stalk Pridelands and Cheetah Savannah.  Then venture into the African Forest as you enter Gorilla Valley and trek across Chimp Ridge.  The animals of Asia will amaze you – travel past snow leopard, tiger, red panda, and gibbon.  Tortoise Territory beckons you into the lives of mysterious and sometimes misunderstood reptiles – alligators to snakes.  From closer to home, you'll meet American black bear, river otter, and the red wolf who once roamed the Smoky Mountains.  Then touch a goat, a llama, and sheep at Kid's Zoo

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Species List

opossum Didelphus virginiana
sugar glider Petaurus breviceps (no subsp)
algerian hedgehog Erinaceus algirus
lion-tailed macaque Macaca silensus
hamadryas baboon Papio hamadryas
white-handed gibbon Hylobates lar (no subsp)
western lowland gorilla Gorilla gorilla gorilla
chimpanzee Pan troglodytes
hoffman's sloth Choloepus hoffmani
old world rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus
black-tailed prarie dog Cynomys ludovicianus
norway rat  Rattus norvegicus
chinchilla Chinchilla laniger
red wolf Canis rufus gregoryi
hunting dog Lycaon pictus pictus
american black bear Ursus americanus (no subsp)
red panda Ailurus fulgens fulgens
european polecat Mustela putorius furo
river otter Lutra canadensis lataxina
binturong Artictis binturong (no subsp)
striped hyena Hyaena hyaena (no subsp)
canadian lynx Felis lynx canadensis
bobcat Felis rufus (no subsp)
lion Panthera leo (no subsp)
asian lion Panthera leo persica
african lion Panthera leo krugeri
tiger Panthera tigris (no subsp)
siberian tiger Panthera tigris altacia
snow leopard Panthera uncia
cheetah Acinonyx jubatus jubatus
african elephant Loxodonta africana (no subsp)
south african bush elephant Loxodonta african africana
domestic ass Equus asinus asinus
common/burchell's zebra Equus burchelli (no subsp)
southern white rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum simum
llama Lama glama (no subsp)
alpaca Lama glama pacos
giraffe Giraffa camelopardis (no subsp)
reticulated giraffe Giraffa camelopardis reticulata
domestic cow Bos taurus
cape eland Taurotragus oryx oryx
nyala Tragelaphus angasi
domestic goat Capra hircus
nilgiri tahr Hemitragus hylocrius
jackass penguin Spheniscus demersus
green heron Butorides virescens
boat-billed heron Cochlearius cochlearius (no subsp)
little blue heron Hydranassa caerulea
white-bellied stork Ciconia abdimii
marabou stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus
roseate spoonbill Ajaia ajaja
crested screamer Chauna torquata
ne ne goose Branta sandvicensis
black-bellied whistling duck Dendrocygna autumnalis (no subsp)
fulvous whistling duck Dendrocyna bicolor (no subsp)
white-faced whistling duck Dendrocygna viduata
mandarin duck Aix galericulata
common shoveler Anas clypeata
green-winged teal Anas crecca carolinensis
blue-winged teal Anas discors (no subsp)
chiloe wigeon Anas sibilatrix
redhead Aythya americana
ringed teal Aythya leucophrys
hooded merganser Mergus cucullatus
rosybill Netta peposaca
ruddy duck Oxyura jamaicensis jamaicensis
common shelduck Tadorna tadorna
eastern turkey vulture Cathartes aura septentrionalis
andean condor Vultur gryphus
cinereous vulture Aegypius monachus
eastern red-tailed hawk Buteo jamaicensis borealis
northern bald eagle Halieaeetus leucocephalus alascanus
harris' hawk Parabuteo unicinctus (no subsp)
bataleur eagle Terathopius ecaudatus
peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus anatum
american kestrel Falco sparverius (no subsp)
lady amherst's pheasant Chrysolophus amherstiae
red junglefowl Gallus gallus (no subsp)
impeyan pheasant Lophophorus impeyanus
common peafowl Pavo cristatus
temminck's tragopan Tragopan temminckii
florida sandhill crane Grus canadensis pratensis
african crowned crane Balearica regulorum (no subsp)
red-legged seriema Cariama cristata
buff-crested bustard Lophotis ruficrista (no subsp)
spur-winged lapwing Vanellus spinosus
blue-streaked lory Eos reticulata
edward's lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus capistrata
forsten's lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus forsteni
rainbow lory Trichoglossus haematodus haematodus
coconut lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus massena
white cockatoo Cacatua alba
sulphur-crested cockatoo Cacatua galerita triton
white-fronted amazon Amazona albifrons (no subsp)
yellow-headed amazon Amazona oratrix (no subsp)
blue and yellow macaw Ara ararauna
green-winged macaw Ara chloroptera
scarlet macaw Ara macao
military macaw Ara militarus (no subsp)
budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus
monk parikeet Myiopsitta monachus (no subsp)
grey parrot Psittacus erithacus (no subsp)
thick-billed parrot Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha pachyrhyncha
gold coast turaco Tauraco corythaix persa
red crested turaco Tauraco erythrolophus
common barn owl Tyto alba (no subsp)
eurasian eagle owl Bubo bubo (no subsp)
snowy owl Nyctea scandiaca
common screech owl Otus asio (no subsp)
barred owl Strix varia (no subsp)
laughing kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae (no subsp)
green aracari Pteroglossus viridis (no subsp)
keel-billed toucan Ramphostos sulfuratus (no subsp)
white-crested laughing thrush Garrulax leucolophus (no subsp)
bali mynah Leucaspar rothschildi
common crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
raven Corvus corax (no subsp)
chihuahuan raven Corvus cryptoleucus
alligator snapping turtle Macroclemys temminckii
black-breasted leaf turtle Geoemyda spengleri (no subsp)
central american wood turtle Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni
spotted turtle Clemmys guttata
wood turtle Clemmys insculpta
bog turtle Clemmys muhlenbergii
blanding's turtle Emydoidea blandingii
florida box turtle Terrapene carolina bauri
eastern box turtle Terrapene carolina carolina
three-toed box turtle Terrapene carolina triunguis
aquatic box turtle Terrapene coahuila
razorback musk turtle Sternotherus carinatus
star tortoise Geochelone elegans
aldabra tortoise Geochelone gigantea
radiated tortoise Geochelone radiata
african spurred tortoise Geochelone sulcata
speckled cape tortoise Homopus signatus (no subsp)
african pancake tortoise Malacochersus tornieri
madagascar spider tortoise Pyxis arachnoides (no subsp)
flat-shell spider turtle Pyxis planicauda
egyptian tortoise Testudo kleinmanni
florida softshell tortoise Trionyx ferox
spine-necked swamp turtle Platemys spixii
americn alligator Alligator mississippiensis
chinese alligator Alligator sinensis
dwarf caiman Paleosuchus palpebrosus
bearded dragon Pogona vitticeps
scheltopusik Ophisaurus apodus
veiled chameleon Chamaeleo calyptratrus
leopard gecko Eublepharis macularius
african fat-tailed gecko Hemitheconyx caudicinctus
madagascar day gecko Phelsuma standingi
giant day gecko Phelsuma sundbergi
crested gecko Rhacodactylus ciliatus
beaded lizard Heloderma horridum horridum
gila monster Heloderma suspectum suspectum
prehensile-tailed skink Corucia zebrata
blue tongued skink Tiliqua gigas
shingleback skink Tiliqua rugosus
dumeril's ground boa Acrantophis dumerili
madagascar ground boa Acrantophis madagascariensis
boa constrictor Boa constrictor constrictor
fiji island boa Candoia bibroni bibroni
annulated boa Corallus annulatus
puerto rican boa Epicrates inornatus
boa Epicrates monensis granti
madagascar tree boa Sanzinia madagascariensis
kenyan sand boa Eryx colubrinus loveridgei
rough-scaled boa Eryx conicus brevis
black-headed python Aspidites melanocephalus
green tree python Chondropython viridis
d'albert's python Liasis albertisii
papuan python Liasis papuanus
angolan python Python anchietae
burmese python Python moluris bivittatus
ball python Python regius
indian rock python Python moluris moluris
children's python Antaresia childreni
cornsnake Elaphe guttata guttata
black ratsnake Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta
trans-pecos ratsnake Elaphe subocularis
gray-banded kingsnake Lampropeltis alterna
mole kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomacularis
mexican kingsnake Lampropeltis mexicana mexicana
thayer's kingsnake Lampropeltis mexicana thayeri
andean milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum andesiana
pueblan milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli
scarlet kingsnake Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides
black milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum gaigeae
louisiana pine snake Pituophis melanoleucus ruthveni
cape coral snake Aspidelaps lubricus lubricus
african shield-nosed cobra Aspidelaps scutatus (no subsp)
west african green mamba Dendroaspis viridis
banded egyptian cobra Naja haje annulifera
black forest cobra Naja melanoleuca
taylor's cantil Agkistrodon bilineatus taylori
southern copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix
northern copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix mokeson
eyelash viper Bothrops schlegeli (no subsp)
eastern diamondback rattlesnake Crotalus admanteus
neotropical rattlesnake Crotalus durissus culminatus
aruba island rattlesnake Crotalus durissus unicolor
timber rattlesnake Crotalus horridus (no subsp)
san lucan speckled rattlesnake Crotalus mitchelli mitchelli
mexican lance-headed rattlesnake Crotalus polystictus
tiger rattlesnake Crotalus tigris
uracoan rattlesnake Crotalus vegrandis
arizona black rattlesnake Crotalus viridis cerberus
prairie rattlesnake Crotalus viridis viridis
ridgenose rattlesnake Crotalus willardi silus
ridgenose rattlesnake Crotalus willardi willardi
bushmaster Lachesis muta muta
eastern massasauga Sistrurus catenatus catenatus
western pygmy rattlesnake Sistrurus miliarius streckeri
phillipene pit viper Trimeresurus mcgregori
mexican horned pit viper Ophryacus undulatus
west african bush viper Atheris chloroechis
african bush viper Atheris squamiger
lowland swamp viper Atheris superciliaris
west african gaboon viper Bitis gabonica rhinoceros
rhinoceros viper Bitis nasicornis
oak toad Bufo quercicus
poison arrow frog Dendrobates auratus
poison arrow frog Dendrobates azureus
poison arrow frog Dendrobates tricolor
red-eyed tree frog Agalychnis callidryas
surinam toad Pipa pipa
spotted salamander Ambystoma maculatum
southern toad Bufo terrestris
fowler's toad Bufo woodhousei fowleri
white's tree frog Litoria caerulea
african bullfrog Pyxicephalus adspersus

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