African Cichlid

Scientific Name: Cichlidae. Cichlids are a group of tropical freshwater fish that can be extremely vibrant in their coloration. Colors such as black, white, yellow, orange, silver, blue, green, or red are known to exist. There are over one-thousand species in Africa...

Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches

Scientific Name: Gromphadorhina Portentosa. Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches are shiny brown and oval shaped insects. They are one of the world’s largest cockroaches reaching, two to three inches at maturity. They do not have wings and they have a single pair of...

Gopher Tortoise

Scientific Name: Gopherus polyphemus.  Gopher tortoises live in dry, sandy, upland, and coastal areas of the southeastern United States. Sand hills, roadsides, beaches, coastal dunes, and barrier islands are just some of their natural habitat. They prefer areas with...

Bobwhite Quail

Scientific Name: Colinus virginianus. Bobwhite quail are small, ground-dwelling birds of the fowl family. Adults stand six to seven inches tall and weigh six to seven ounces. Males have a black and white striped head, while females have a brown and white striped head...

Blue and Gold Macaw

Scientific Name: Ara ararauna.  Blue and gold macaws are found in the swamps and forests of South America. Their diet includes nuts, seeds, and fruits. In the wild, macaws help promote forest growth by dropping seeds as they eat, thus spreading seeds throughout the...

White-tailed Deer

Odocoileus Virginianus  Here at SciWorks, we have two white-tailed deer living in the Forest Edge Habitat located in our Environmental Park.  Megan, a doe, was born around 2003 and Buddy, a buck, was born in 2012. Both deer were imprinted as fawns and are unable to be...