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  • Welcome to ZipcodeZoo

    Our natural world is rapidly losing its diversity and abundance. To slow this loss, and to better appreciate the natural world, we must begin with local nature. ZipcodeZoo works to bring the natural world to armchair, amateur, and professional naturalists. Our focus is Applied Biogeography: understanding plants and animals in their place, perhaps even your backyard.

  • Your Home Page

    Based on the location of your ISP, ZipcodeZoo guesses where you live. You can improve on our guess, if you wish, by correcting the location info here. Your custom home page on the "My Home" tab below uses that location info. Everyone will see info on invasive species, species that are threatened, and all species that live in this area. Visitors from the U.S. will also see zipcode demographics, local attractions for naturalists, and the local weather.

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We are working to become a proper home base for Naturalists, both amateur and professional.

We have also created 173,245 pages with text, photos, and maps for taxonomic groups from Domain down to Genus. Finding all of this can be fast, because about 3 million pages are indexed for soundex searches.

This site is big. As of Monday, October 19, 2009, this site is home to 2,646,497 web pages describing 1,296,932 animals, 1,105,405 plants, 193,639 fungi, 17,562 chromista, 16,057 protozoa, 16,113 bacteria, and 496 viruses. Pages contain 310,171 photos taken by 1,398 photographers, 1,471 sound recordings, and definitions of 236,201 terms. 104,562 Large photos can be zoomed and panned.

We have gathered a total of 127,715,643 field observations from 28,481 data sets and 1,547 data providers which show latitude and longitude, from which we have generated 256,283 State Maps, 1,142,476 Country Maps, 450,687 Google maps showing up to 200 sightings each, and 450,687 Google Earth maps showing all sightings. Click on a pinpoint on one of these maps, and you'll learn more about that observation.

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Recent Animal updates: Aldabra Giant TortoiseBabiroussaLeopard CatBengal TigerAsian Short-Clawed OtterAustralian Saltwater CrocodileGiant Asian Pond TurtleGreater Malay Chevrotain;greater Mouse DeerCommon Green IguanaLarge Flying FoxLion-Tailed MacaqueLowland NyalaHorned Ground IguanaLong-Nosed MonkeyIndian WoodappleBlack-Crowned Night HeronCattle Egret / Buff-Backed HeronMarabou StorkMilky StorkGoliath Palm CockatooTorres Strait Imperial-PigeonPink-Backed PelicanAmerican RheaWhale-Headed StorkSaddle-Billed StorkScarlet IbisSuperb Glossy-StarlingWestern Crowned-PigeonNew Zealand Mud SnailPewter PhysaPotbellied HelicellidCatalina CactussnailPointed SnailCatfishButterfishLongnose SnailfishGiant East African SnailGlossy PillarCrested VertigoAltaian Dwarf OsmanRounded PandoraGranular PoromyaRostrate CardiomyaObese DipperclamSpikeWarty VenusBoring Softshell ClamAngelwingSunray VenusWashington ButterclamPacific LittleneckThin-Shell LittleneckBeaded VenusLightning PitarWhite PitarWaxy GouldclamFrilled VenusPygmy VenusPurplish TagelusPointed VenusSmooth CallistaCalifornia BeanclamCarib Pointed VenusPurple Mahogany-ClamPacific False BeanclamCorrugate SolecurtusApricot TellinRose-Petal TellinJutting TellinFragile Surfclam

Recent Plant updates: Flat-Flowered AloeWhortleberry CactusBarbara Karst BougainvilleaChrist´s-PlantDesert RoseDracaenaEdible-Seeded Mexican DioonFlame of the ForestGolden Barrel CactusDragon-Tree AgaveCentury PlantHair Brush CactusJamaican PoinsettiaChristmas CandlestickStar of LundiMadagascar PalmRound-Leaf Chaff-FlowerCuraçao AloeHawaiian Half FlowerZimbabwe AloeOctopus AgavePineapple DyckiaPlumeriaPomegranate TreeCaterpillar-TreeSandpaper FigDwarf PalmWest African CycadZamiaVeitch’s Screw PineWedge-Leaflet Fan PalmAdams AppleSurinam QuassiaLatanier De L’ile RondeLily of the Valley TreeBreadnut TreeSilk-Top Thatch PalmGiant Window Pane PalmHairy GardeniaTree IxoraMakaleha PritchardiaLatanier Mille-pattesMacarthur Feather PalmSunshine PalmManambe PalmMillionaire’s SaladPink-Flowered CorkwoodAsiatic PoisonbulbPink Cone GingerFish Poison TreeMalaya Sealing Wax PalmSeychelles Stilt PalmVirginia Round-Leaf BirchTalipot PalmPotato of the TropicsTeddy Bear PalmMargarita Sweet Potato VinePeepul Tree (Nepal)Cannon Ball TreePeruvian-National-FlowerWest Indians´ Cabbage Palm

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Global Biodiversity Information Facility The Taxonomicon