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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 2,100,860 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 Thursday, April 19, 2012, this site is home to 3,156,245 web pages describing 1,480,638 animals, 1,424,136 plants, 199,181 fungi, 16,052 chromista, 17,015 protozoa, 16,360 bacteria, and 2,323 viruses. Pages contain 331,406 photos taken by 1,494 photographers, 1,471 sound recordings, and definitions of 238,828 terms. 110,486 Large photos can be zoomed and panned.

We have gathered a total of 180,206,633 field observations from 28,481 data sets and 1,547 data providers which show latitude and longitude, from which we have generated 287,771 State Maps, 1,344,017 Country Maps, 459,978 Google maps showing up to 200 sightings each, and 459,978 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: Chirruping WedgebillCornish SuckerBlack-faced SheathbillCream-Colored CourserCream-coloured CourserBanded StiltBlack-Necked StiltBlack-winged StiltEchasse blanchePlongeon catmarinRed-throated DiverPale Fork-marked LemurPorcupine River StingrayAutoboRaya BarrosaAustralian Red-necked AvocetAvocette ? t?te noireLabbe parasiteArctic JaegerPomarine JaegerLabbe pomarinGreat SkuaCommon SnipeB?cassine des maraisEurasian OystercatcherPheasant-tailed JacanaJacana ? longue queueGrue couronn?eDemoiselle CraneBrolgaEurasian Stone-curlewOedicn?me criardAustralian Swell SharkDark-throated OrioleBrown OrioleOlive-backed OrioleAustralian Longfinned EelBrown EelAfrican Mottled EelAfrican Longfin EelPacific Long-Finned EelGiant Long-Finned EelIndonesian Longfinned EelHighlands Long-Finned EelCelebes Longfin EelAmalonaEuropean EelAustralian Short-Finned EelCommon EelHaddockSkipjackWaccamaw SilversideEuropean SmeltGlossy IbisIbis falcinelleFulmarDusky-brown OrioleOlive-brown OrioleGrey-collared OrioleGreen OrioleBlack-eared OrioleEastern NicatorNicator ? gorge blancheWied’s Neopelma

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