Nine-banded Armadillo

Dasypus novemcinctus Order: Edentata or Xenarthra Husbandry Information Housing Requirements This species has been housed successfully in 6-8 foot metal troughs/stock tanks with a wood and mesh lid. Built in enclosures such as Corners Cages would also work for this species. Provide a hide box and stuff with balled newspaper. The armadillo will shred the paper…

Hyacinth Macaw

Hyacinth Macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus Order: Psittaciformes Family: Psittacidae Overview With regard to their availability and suitability as ambassador animals: Contact the Parrot TAG for availability of macaws through AZA facilities. Macaws do not need to be hand-reared from hatch to make good ambassador birds, in fact, allowing birds to remain with their parents until weaned…

Blue and Gold Macaw

Ara ararauna Order: Psittaciformes Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Diet Requirements In the wild, blue and gold macaws eat nuts, berries, fruits, and seeds. They do drink water, but they receive most of the water they need from the food they eat. In captivity, they are fed Zupreem pellets, fruits, vegetables, sunflower seeds, and nuts. Zoo Atlanta…

Cuban Iguana

Cyclura nubila Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Adults require an enclosure measuring at least 8 to 12 feet in length and 4 feet wide. Basking site should be heated to a minimum of 120 degrees Fahrenheit Diet Requirements In the wild, Cuban iguanas consume leaves, flowers, and fruits. Although they are herbivores, they are occasionally…

Common Green Iguana

Iguana iguana Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Iguanas require a great deal of space. An adult can reach 5-6 feet in length and will need vertical space to allow for climbing. Exercise areas as well as outdoor areas to access natural light in the summer are recommended. Diet Requirements Common green iguanas are mostly herbivorous….

Pacman Frog

Ceratophrys ornata Order: Anura Family:  Ceratophryidae Other names: Argentine wide-mouthed frog, ornate pacman frog   Natural History Information Range and Habitat Ornate horned frogs are native to northern Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. They live in tropical and montane rainforests. Longevity Normally, ornate horned frogs will live about 6 years, but some individuals have lived up…