A World of Discovery - Great Lakes Zoological Society Conservation Center and Rescue - A Great Family Destination!

Animals at the Zoo

At the World of Discovery, we have over 70 different species of animals, including reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. From our tiny dart frogs to our 18 foot long reticulated python, you will see a variety of sizes, colors and types of animals from around the world. Our collection includes large and unusual species including crocodile monitors, Cuvier's dwarf caimans, an anaconda, and a blue tree monitor. We also have a few species of threatened native Michigan reptiles. About 80% of our animals were rescued or surrendered, and have found a home here with us.
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Here is a sampling of the animals that will be at the Conservation and Rescue Center.
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Rhino Iguana

Russian Tortoise

Red Foot Tortoise

Cane Toad

Sumatra Water Monitor

Rhino Iguana Russian Tortoise Red Foot Tortoise Cane Toad Sumatra Water Monitor
 

Bearded Dragon

Jungle Carpet Python

Tangerine Honduran Milk Snake

Sinaloan Milk Snake

Dumeril's Boa

Bearded Dragon Jungle Carpet Python Tangerine Honduran Milk Snake Sinaloan Milk Snake Dumeril's Boa
 

Golden Gecko

Crocodile Monitor

Black Throat Monitor

Veiled Chameleon

Eastern Box Turtle

Golden Gecko Crocodile Monitor Black Throat Monitor Veiled Chameleon Eastern Box Turtle
 

Cuviers Dwarf Caiman

Uromastyx

Pink Salmon Brazilian Bird Eating Tarantula

Sulcata Tortoise

Green Iguana

Cuviers Dwarf Caiman Uromastyx Pink Salmon Brazilian Bird Eating Tarantula Sulcata Tortoise Green Iguana
 

Taiwan Beauty Snake

Anaconda

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Green Ameiva

Poison Dart Frogs

Taiwan Beauty Snake Anaconda Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Green Ameiva Poison Dart Frogs
 

Emerald Tree Boa

Beaded Lizard

Peach Throat Monitor

California Kingsnake

African Congo Grey

Emerald Tree Boa Beaded Lizard Peach Throat Monitor California Kingsnake African Congo Grey
 

Greenwing Macaw

Blue-Tongued Skink

Greenwing Macaw Blue-Tongued Skink