Animal Bytes

Animal Bytes

Welcome to the SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Animal Bytes!

Each byte is a one-page fact sheet specifically designed to help you quickly find information about some of the interesting creatures found in the animal kingdom. Most species files include coverage regarding scientific classification, basic physical traits, fun facts, and conservation/ecological value. Where available, links to more in-depth species coverage via our online infobooks are provided.

  • MAMMALS

    Includes kangaroos, anteaters, bats, monkeys, foxes, bears, otters, tigers, lions, seals, walrus, whales, manatees, elephants, zebras, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, giraffe, & antelopes

  • BIRDS

    Includes penguins, pelicans, storks, flamingos, ibis, ducks, geese, eagles, hawks, vultures, pheasants, cranes, gulls, puffins, parrots, turacos, owls, hornbills, toucans, & starlings

  • REPTILES

    Includes crocodiles, lizards, snakes, & turtles

  • AMPHIBIANS

    Includes frogs, salamanders, & newts

  • BONY FISH

    Includes coelacanths, lungfishes, gars, tarpon, eels, herring, catfishes, pike, salmon, lanternfishes, cod, anglerfishes, silversides, seahorses, scorpionfishes, perches, cichlids, tuna, flounders, & puffers

  • CARTILAGINOUS FISH

    Includes sharks, skates, & rays

  • ECHINODERMS

    Includes sea stars, sea cucumbers, & sea urchins

  • ARTHROPODS

    Includes spiders, scorpions, shrimp, lobster, crabs, insects, millipedes, & centipedes

  • MOLLUSCANS

    Includes clams, snails, octopuses, & squid

  • CNIDARIANS

    Includes jellyfish, sea anemones, & corals

QUESTIONS

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