Pictures of Zoo Animals

On this page you will find pictures of zoo animals of different kinds, and sometimes a little facts about the animals.

If you want to see more pictures or learn more about the animal, please see and click the links shown on the bottom of this page, where you can go to pages with pictures of a lot of different animals as well as pages loaded with facts about them.

Here it will mostly be pictures of smaller animals or animals that are often overlooked. Even pictures of a dairy cow.

The more "famous" animals like the lion, the bear and tigers has their own page with lots of pictures. They are here also, but please find more by looking at the overview on this page.

All the pictures are a lot bigger than you see them here, so please, if you like a picture,  click on it and see it in the bigger version.

To save the picture to your computer, click the "download" button or right-click the picture in the new tab.

Below you see the Guanako lama, the Tasmanian devil, camels, sea lions, a nandu and other zoo animals.

The Guanako lama lives in South America on grass steppe and bush steppe. The latin name is Lama Guanicoe. The Guanako's  life expectancy is 20-25 years, it's feed is grass, twigs and herbs. 

Guanako in zoo zoo animals mara
Rhea Americane nandu
Nandu in Zoo Rhea Americane
rhea Americane Nandy Nandu laying in the sand
Baby Guanako Guanako lama
Baby Guanako Guanako lama in zoo
Beautiful head of Guanako lama Guanako Lama resting
Head of lama resting lama in zoo

You can detect the mood of the lama by watching its ears. Turned forward shows that the lama is curious and attentive. Wriggling its ears means the lama is disturbed, and if it turns the ears back you better watch out, because it is a threat. The lama might even emphasize the threat by sending vomit into the face of the opponent. (This you will know already if you have read Tintin albums).

The Nandu and the Mara also lives in South America on grass steppe, feed is grass, roots and herbs for both animals, the Nandu also eats insects.

Lama Close up of lama teeth
frontal picture of lama teeth of lama
Lama head White lama
lama head sideways

Pictures of Wolves


Wolf photo Picture of wolf
picture of wolf photo of wolf
Two wolves in Zoo Wolf picture
Wolves in zoo wolf
Picture of wolf
Picture of wolf in zoo  




You will find the Muskox (Ovibus mochatus wardi) on Greenland, in Canada and Alaska.
It weighs 150-300 kg, it's life expectancy is 10-20 years, and the Muskox feed on herbs, grass and bark.

The Muskox can keep warm because of the extremely thick fur with the long guard hairs and the thick wooly undercoat.

Southern crowned pidgeon

Goura scheepmakeri Lives in Indonesia, New Guinea, in the rainforest
Southern crowned pigeons

Pictures of the Camel in Zoo:

Camleus bactrianus

The two-humped camel is adapted to the life in the Asian deserts with extremely hot summers and very cold winters.

The humps contain fat, and serve as fuel reserves for the camel.

The eye-lashes of the camel are long and protect the eyes from the sand, also the nostrils can close to protect for the sand.
As you can see below on the close up of the feet, they are also adapted to the sandy ground of the deserts. By having these wide feet the camel avoid sinking into the sand.

camels in discussion Three camels in zoo
Head of camel close up Camel on tour in Copenhagen Zoo
Zookeeper walking with the camel in zoo camel feet and knees close up
camel in zoo standing in front of house two laying camels
Camel chewing green leaf Camel eating green leaf
zoo camel eating green leaf Camel eating green salad leaves
funny photo of camel  

Abyssinian Ground-hornbill (Hornraben) north Africa:

Abyssinian Ground-hornbill photo

Tasmanian devil pictures:

Tasmanisher Teufel (Sarcophilus harrisii)

The Tasmanian devil is the largest existing marsupial predator.

The Tasmanian devil has strong, powerful jaws and sharp teeth, and it digests almost everything, even the skull of kangaroos and sheep.

During the mating period the male animals gets lots of wounds and lacerations from the serious fights among the males, fighting for the females.

Tasmanian devil in zoo zoo animals Tasmanian devil male
Tasmanian devil side view Tasmanisher teufel in zoo
Picture of Tasmanian devil Angry Tasmanian devil
Cute looking Tasmanian devil Snarling Tasmanian devil

Sea lions:

Sea lions sun bathing sea lion enjoying the sun light
training of sea lion in zoo
training-sea-lion sea lion in zoo with zookeeper

Prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus)


 have a rich language consisting of calls, sniffing, nursing and postures. Their territory is marked by a shrill sound, and as an alarm note they have a short bark.

When two prairie dogs from the same coterie meets they will lick one another as a greeting.

They are found on the open prairie in North America.

cute prairie dog Prairie dog looking up from hole
two prairie dogs zoo animals prairie dog in sun light
Prairie dogs greeting Prairie dog from behind


Anteater walking Anteater in zoo

A Few Lions and Polar bears :

Female lion with cubs Lion couple male female
Beautiful lioness Lion family in zoo
Polar bears in zoo Polar bears taking a nap
  Polar bear picture side view

For further information and photos follow these links to pages about the animals:

Lion pictures, Lion Facts, Polar Bear Pictures, Polar Bear Facts, Polar Bear Clip art.



Picture of Stork in zoo drinking
white and black stork in zoo stork in zoo

Pictures of a Cow in Zoo:

All domesticated cows originate from the aurochs which lived in Northern Europe, North Africa and Asia.

It is believed that abaout 8.000 years ago the aurochs was domesticated 

I know that showing a picture of cowshit is not the most normal thing to do, but on the other hand: where else do you find a picture like that when you need it?

Cow black and white Cow in zoo laying down
cowshit Udder cow with no milk
mottled cow and calves Cow needs to be milked
Cow and her calf Red Cow and Piebald Cow in Zoo
Caw and her calf red cow and mettled cow in zoo
Jersey cow in zoo Mettled cow

The Okapi:

Okapia johnstoni.

You can only find the Okapi in  the Central African rainforest, where it feed on leaves, ferns, fruit and mushrooms.

The Okapi is related to the giraffe, and is also called the giraffe of the forest. But it is smaller than the giraffe, and therefore more adapted to living in a rain forest with dense vegetation.

Every Okapi has it's own pattern on the behind, it is as different from animal to animal as fingerprints are for humans. These patterns serve as a great camouflage in the forest.

Only the males have horn, but the female is bigger than the male.

Picture of male and female Okapi Okapi picture
Okapi pictures from zoo frontal view of okapi
Zoo animals Okapi Okapi picture
forest giraffe okapi Okapis in zoo
Head of okapi eating grass Okapi walking
Okapi taking leaves with tongue
Okapi taking leaves with tongue Female Okapi



Baby elephant with mother Picture of elephant and baby elephant
Baby elephant Elephants in zoo



Sable Antelope (Hippotragus Niger)


The habitat of the Sable Antelope is the savannah in South East Africa.

It feeds on medium high grass and leaves, weighs approx. 200 kg and it's life expectancy is 17-20 years.

Sable Antelope Copenhagen Zoo two Sable Antelopes in Zoo



Baboon mother and child in zoo
two baboons with red bottoms

Pet Goats in Zoo:


pet goats in zoo one dringking milk Bearded pet goat
close up of pet goat Many pet goats in zoo

Small-clawed Otter:

Aonyx cinerea, Zwergotter

Take a look at this beautiful photo, where the very fast small animals are making a "pose" where they look so much like the decorative tree trunk behind them.

You can read more about the small-clawed otter here at Wikipedia.

Small-clawed otter Cute small-clawed Otters
Zwergotter Cute small-clawed Otters
otter with fish

As you can see, this page is with pictures of many different zoo animals, kind of a helter-skelter-page, where I can put all the different pictures I have taken on my zoo-walks, but pictures that doesn't really fit on a page of it's own.

Golden Lion Tamarin golden lion tamarin looking up
two golde Löwentamarins  

Common Hippo

Hippopotamus amphibus, in German called Nilpferd

There is already a page on this site about Hippos and with a lot of great pictures, but here are some more, taken in Copenhagen Zoo.

I think I got some really good pictures, but I was a bit annoyed because just after I placed the camera in my pocket, the pig male hippo almost jumped up out of the water. It would have been such a spectacular picture, but alas.

hippo baby sleeping on rock in zoo two hippos in water in zoo
Hiippo and Guinea fowl big baby hippo sleeping on rock
Hippos in water Hippo lurking in water


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