San Diego Natural History Museum--Your Nature ConnectionSDNHM Exhibits
Photos of Bighorn Sheep - Robles Natural Treasures: Past and Present  
Living Treasures

Live animals on exhibit at the museum

 

California Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata)
Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchelli)
Pacific Treefrog (Pseudacris regilla)
Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)
Western Banded Gecko (Coleonyx variegatus)
Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion
Velvet Ants (Dasymutilla sp.)
Iron-clad Beetles

Animals in the exhibit are organized by habitat:

 

Ocean | Coast | Shrublands | Mountains | Desert

Related information on our website:

 

Field Guide to the Californias - a growing section on the plants, animals, fossils, and minerals of our region, including species pages, checklists, frequently asked questions, and more.

Ocean Oasis Field Guide - a guide to the plants, places, and animals found in and around the Baja California peninsula.

San Diego County Bird Atlas Project - information helpful for the birder, including Breeding Bird Species Accounts and Focus On ... series

Animals on exhibit (mounts and skulls)
Field Guide pages under development.

OCEAN

 

Birds
Double-crested Cormorant
Bonaparte's Gull
Common Tern
Brown Pelican
Pelagic Cormorant

Mammals
Common Dolphin

 

ON THE COAST

 

Birds
Great Blue Heron
American Coot
Black Rail
Clapper Rail
Black-crowned Night Heron
Green Heron

Mammals
Long-tailed Weasel

 

SHRUBLANDS

 

Birds
California Thrasher
San Diego Cactus Wren
Roadrunner
California Gnatcatcher
Bushtit
Sage Sparrow

Insects
California Dogface (Zerene eurydice)

Reptiles
Red Diamond Rattlesnake (Crotalus exsul =Crotalus ruber)
Coast Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma coronatum)

 

MOUNTAINS

 

Birds
Steller's Jay
Spotted Owl
Mountain Chickadee
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Western Tanager

Mammals
California Mole
Mountain Lion, Puma

Insects
Pale Swallowtail Butterfly
Ten-lined Beetle
Prionus Beetle
Threat-waisted Digger Wasp

Reptiles
Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis helleri)

 

DESERT

 

Birds
Loggerhead Shrike
Gambel's Quail
Poor-will

Mammals
Desert Bighorn Sheep
Desert Kangaroo Rat
Ringtail

Insects
Pale Swallowtail Butterfly
Ten-lined Beetle
Prionus Beetle
Thread-waisted Digger Wasp

Reptiles
Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes)
Common Chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater)

Photo of Bighorn Sheep by Patricio Robles Gil

Natural Treasures