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.
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.
We are working to become a proper home base for Naturalists, both amateur and professional.
We have also created 183,591 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 Wednesday, December 17, 2014, this site is home to 3,163,810 web pages describing 1,488,650 animals, 1,423,693 plants, 199,175 fungi, 16,052 chromista, 17,015 protozoa, 16,360 bacteria, and 2,325 viruses. Pages contain 467,984 photos taken by 6,213 photographers, 160,168 sound recordings, and definitions of 227,060 terms. 250,698 Large photos can be zoomed and panned.
We have gathered a total of 249,201,562 field observations from 28,481 data sets and 1,547 data providers which show latitude and longitude, from which we have generated 306,311 State Maps, 1,375,803 Country Maps, 468,959 Google maps showing up to 200 sightings each, and 468,959 Google Earth maps showing all sightings. Click on a pinpoint on one of these maps, and you'll learn more about that observation.
Recent Animal updates: North American Wood Duck • common wild turkey • thick-billed plover • everybody’s darling • Smooth-Headed Redbird • Mississippi Sandhill Crane • ring-billed blackhead • Ring-billed Gull • red-and-buff-shouldered blackbird • Lesser Frigate Bird • black-bellied plover • Double-headed maori wrasse • European sturgeon • Yakut crucian carp • Small Black Tipped Shark • Eurasian Moose • Golden-bellied Water Rat • Leatherback Sea Turtle • Loggerhead Sea Turtle • Pallid Harrier • Red-breasted Nuthatch • Red-bellied Woodpecker • orchard hang-nest • western piping plover • Little green heron • Laughing Gull • American Least Tern • Virginia horned owl • Rocky Mountain robin • Black Skimmer • Blue Winged Teal • brown-backed oystercatcher • Ratao do Banhado • Blueback Glut Herring • Great White Egret • little blue heron • fork-tailed storm-petrel • Australian Yellow-Webbed Storm-Petrel • Leach’s fork-tailed petrel • Australian Snipe • Weka Rail • Short-snouted seahorse • Solitary Snipe • Koala Bear • Brush-tailed Phascogale • Mediterranean chub • Dark Whiteface • Swift Parrot • Broad Sea Fan • Steller’s sea lion • Long-Beaked Saddleback Dolphin • Eastern Forest Bat • Southern Forest Bat • Common serotine • Northern Bat • Large Forest Bat • Eurasian dace • Green Sandpiper • American green sandpiper • Wandering (Alaskan) Tattler • European Edible Sea Urchin • European Pond Turtle • Atlantic Goliath Grouper • lesser long-legged tattler • American Avocet • European Cormorant • American Bittern • Little Bittern • American White Pelecan • Cape Wandering Albatross •
Recent Plant updates: Jurema Preta • Rhyncattleanthe Suzuki’s Golden Star Orchid • Rhyncholaeliocattleya Suzuki’s Excalibur Orchid • Rhyncholaeliocattleya Suzuki’s Fame Orchid • Rhyncholaeliocattleya Suzuki’s Matrix Orchid • Rhyncattleanthe Suzuki’s Daredevil Orchid • Rhyncholaeliocattleya Suzuki’s Glowing Sunset Orchid • Moth orchid • Rhyncholaeliocattleya Suzuki’s Nautillus Orchid • Rhyncattleanthe Suzuki’s Mandarin Orchid • Doritaenopsis Champion Fairy Orchid • Doritaenopsis Taida Sweetheart Orchid • Dancing-lady orchid • Epithechea Morning Star Orchid • Cattleya Susan Holguin Orchid • Cattleya Woomera Orchid • Cattleya Wudhikanakorn Fame Orchid • Cattleya Windermere Orchid • Cattleya Wine Festival Orchid • Cattleya Winter’s Gold Orchid • Cattleya Wilbur Chang Orchid • Cattleya William Miles Orchid • Cattleya Washington Post Orchid • Cattleya Wayndora Orchid • Cattleya Wheal Rose Orchid • Cattleya Waikiki Romance Orchid • Cattleya Violetta (1988) Orchid • Cattleya Waccamaw Orchid • Cattleya Veldorado Orchid • Cattleya Velvet Dream Orchid • Luisanda Soetomo Soerohaldoko Orchid • Pansy orchid • Disa Langley Rose Orchid • Disa Monterey Orchid • Disa Theo Kirsch Orchid • Doritaenopsis Taida Flame Orchid • Doritaenopsis Taida Golden Stripe Orchid • Lady’s-slipper • Rhyncholaeliocattleya Montmorenci Orchid • Rhyncholaeliocattleya Moreton Bay Orchid •