Amphibians are cold-blooded, smooth-skinned animals from the Chordate Phylum. This class of animals includes frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts. Some live on land and some in the water, but most species return to the water to mate and lay eggs. You can see many amphibians in the Unseen New World at Nashville Zoo. Some of them are listed below:
African Clawed Frog
Blue Poison Arrow Frog
Puerto Rican Crested Toad
Arthropods make up the largest phylum of animals and include the insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and others. Arthropods are characterized by the possession of a segmented body with appendages on each segment. All arthropods are covered by a hard exoskeleton made of chitin, which provides physical protection and resistance to desiccation. More than 80% of described living animal species are arthropods, with over a million modern species. Nashville Zoo's arthropods can be found in the Unseen New World. Some are listed below:
Mexican Redknee Tarantula
Birds are any of various warm-blooded, egg-laying, feathered vertebrates of the class Aves, having forelimbs modified to form wings. Nashville Zoo has many different species of birds in the Aviary, Critter Encounters, the Hyacinth Macaw Habitat, Bamboo Trail, Lorikeet Landing, and other places. In addition, we are dedicated to Piciformes conservation. Many of the birds at Nashville Zoo are listed below.
African Crowned Crane
Eastern Screech Owl
Mammals are one class of animals that have backbones, are warm-blooded, breath air and whose females have milk-secreting glands for their young. In the class Mammalia there are 19 orders and over 5,000 species of mammals, ranging from the 2-inch shrew to the 120-foot whale. These are some of the mammals who live at Nashville Zoo.
African Crested Porcupine
Red River Hog
Short-tailed Leaf Nose Bat
Fish are cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills. There are over 27,000 species of fish, making them the most diverse group of vertebrates. Nashville Zoo has many examples of salt-water and fresh-water fish which are found in The Unseen New World. Some are listed below:
Reptiles are vertebrates that regulate body temperature externally, have dry, glandless skin covered with scales, breathe through lungs and lay large eggs that develop on land. Reptiles include turtles, snakes, and lizards. Many reptiles live in the Unseen New World at Nashville Zoo, and we also have lots of alligators in Alligator Cove! Check the list below to find out more about some of the reptiles who live at Nashville Zoo.
Cuvier’s Dwarf Caiman
Eastern Box Turtle
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
*Thats the list on the website...sorry I dont know about white tigers:)