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Mammals at the National Zoo

From acouchi to zebra, here are the animals at the National Zoo and the Conservation and Research Center. Many names link to fact sheets and ZooGoer articles.

Note: Individuals of these species may be out of public view from time to time. We're sorry for any inconvenience. Species found only at the Conservation and Research Center (SCBI Front Royal) are indicated.

Acouchi - Myoprocta acouchy (formerly, pratti)
Alpaca - Lama pacos
Anteater, giant - Myrmecophaga tridactyla
Armadillo, southern (formerly La Plata) three-banded - Tolypeutes matacus

Banded mongoose - Mungos mungo
Bear, sloth - Melursus ursinus
Bear, Andean or spectacled - Tremarctos ornatus
Beaver, American - Castor canadensis
Bison, American - Bison bison (SCBI Front Royal only)

Caracal - Caracal caracal
Cat, fishing - Prionailurus viverrinus
Cavy, rock - Kerodon rupestris
Cheetah - Acinonyx jubatus
Clouded leopard - Neofelis nebulosa
Coati - Nasua narica
Colobus, black-and-white or guereza - Colobus guereza
Cow, Hereford - Bos taurus taurus hereford
Cow, Holstein - Bos taurus taurus holstein

Deer, Burmese brow-antlered (Eld's deer) - Cervus eldi thamin (SCBI Front Royal only)
Deer, tufted - Elaphodus cephalophus (SCBI Front Royal only)
Degu - Octodon degus
Donkey, miniature - Equus asinus asinus miniature

Elephant, Asian - Elephas maximus
Elephant shrew, short-eared - Macroscelides proboscideus

Ferret, black-footed - Mustela nigripes

Gazelle, Dama - Gazella dama
Gibbon, white-cheeked - Nomascus leucogenys
Goat, Nigerian dwarf - Capra hircus hircus nigerian dwarf
Goat, Nubian - Capra hircus hircus anglo nubian
Goat, San Clemente Island - Capra hircus hircus san clemente
Gorilla, western lowland - Gorilla gorilla gorilla

Hog, Ossabaw Island - Sus scrofa scrofa
Horse, Przewalski's - Equus caballus przewalskii or Equus ferus przewalskii
Hyrax, rock - Procavia capensis

Lemur, ring-tailed - Lemur catta
Lemur, red-fronted (subspecies of brown lemur) - Lemur fulvus rufus
Lemur, red-ruffed - Varecia variegata rubra
Lion, African - Panthera leo leo

Macaque, Celebes crested (formerly, Sulawesi) - Macaca nigra
Macaque, liontail - Macaca silenus
Marmoset, Geoffroy's (White-fronted or tufted-eared marmoset) - Callithrix geoffroyi
Meerkat - Suricata suricatta
Mole rat, Damaraland - Cryptomys damarensis
Mole-rat, Naked - Heterocephalus glaber
Monkey, black howler - Alouatta caraya

Mongoose, dwarf - Helogale parvula

Onager, Persian - Equus hemionus onager (SCBI Front Royal only)
Orangutan, Bornean - Pongo pygmaeus
Orangutan, Sumatran-Bornean - Pongo pygmaeus abelii

Oryx, scimitar-horned - Oryx dammah
Otter, Asian small-clawed - Aonyx cinerea
Otter, North American river - Lontra (formerly, Lutra) canadensis

Panda, giant - Ailuropoda melanoleuca
Panda, red - Ailurus fulgens
Peccary, collared - Tayassu tajacu
Porcupine, prehensile-tailed - Coendou prehensilis
Prairie dog, black-tailed - Cynomys ludovicianus

Rabbit, silver fox - Oryctolagus cuniculus

Saki, Guianan (Pale-headed saki) - Pithecia pithecia
Seal, gray - Halichoerus grypus
Siamang - Hylobates syndactylus
Sloth, two-toed - Choloepus didactylus
Squirrel, Prevost's - Callosciurus prevosti

Tamarin, golden lion - Leontopithecus rosalia
Tamarin, golden-headed lion - Leontopithecus chrysomelas
Tenrec, greater Madagascar - Setifer setosus
Tenrec, small Madagascar hedgehog - Echinops telfairi
Tiger, Sumatran - Panthera tigris sumatrae
Titi, dusky (Orabussu titi) - Callicebus moloch
Tree shrew, northern - Tupaia belangeri

Wolf, maned - Chrysocyon brachyurus

Zebra, Grevy's - Equus grevyi

Taxomomic treatment and common names follow Wilson and Reeder (2005), available online at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History website.