Species experience

We have worked as a zoo designer for over 25 years, designing habitats to meet and exceed AZA standards. Coyle & Caron is experienced in the planning, design and implementation of habitats for a wide variety of species. We also design off-exhibit and habitat enclosure systems and consider animal enrichment in everything we do. As collaborators, we often influence the architecture, engineering, life support, and special effects required for a variety of projects.

Giant Panda habitat design


African Elephant, African Leopard, Anteater, Armadillo, Asian Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Bobcat, Burrowing Owl, Bush Dog, Clouded Leopard, Colobus Monkey, Cougar, Deer Mouse, Fishing Cat, Flying Fox, Giant Panda, Gorilla, Hyrax, Jackal, Kinkajou, Klipspringer, Lion, Lowland Gorilla, Lynx, Margay, Muntjac, Neotropical Fruit Bat, North American Beaver, North American River Otter, Nutria, Ocelot, Olingo, Prairie Dog, Prairie Vole, Prehensile-tailed Porcupine, Red Panda, Richardson Ground Squirrel, Serval, Short Tailed Bat, Siberian Tiger, Sloth, Sloth Bear, Snow Leopard, Small Clawed Otter, Snow Monkey, Southern Fur Seal, Sumatran Tiger, Tapir

Marine Mammals

Alaskan Sea Otter, Giant Otter, Grey Seal, Harbour Seal, Harp Seal, Monterey Sea Otter, Northern Fur Seal, Sea Lion, Southern Fur Seal

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Black Duck, Black-necked Swan, Bufflehead Duck, Caribbean Flamingo, Common Eider, Green-winged Teal, Hooded Merganser, Hummingbird, Scarlet Ibis, Macaw, Magellanic Penguin, Muscovy Duck, Parrot, Patagonian Crested Duck, Rockhopper Penguin, Stork, Tragopan, Wood Duck


Anaconda, American Alligator, Blanding Turtle, Box Turtle, Bullsnake, Caiman, Common Snapping Turtle, Eastern Garter Snake, Golden Skinner, Jamaican Iguana, Mata Mata, Nile Crocodile, Northern Water Snake, Northern Black Racer, Painted Turtle, Red Belly Slider, Spotted Turtle


Eastern Hellbender, Eastern Spadefoot Toad, Fowler’s Toad, Giant Salamander, Lungless Salamander, Mole Salamander, Red-spotted Newt

Fish and Crustaceans

Atlantic Angel Shark, Bicolor Basslet, Blue Tang, Brown-barred Goby, Bullhead, Copperband Butterfish, Crappie, Dartfish, Eibl’s Pygmy Angelfish, Flame Pygmy Angelfish, Golden Pygmy Angelfish, Golden Shiner, Grass Pickerel, Great Barracuda, Great Hammerhead Shark, Harlequin Pipefish, Jeweled Blenny, Lake Sturgeon, Largemouth Bass, Lined Seahorse, Long-nosed Butterfish, Mandarinfish, Moray Eels, Pancake Batfish, Picturesque Dragonet, Pipefish, Redlip Blenny, Rock Bass, Roughback Batfish, Seahorse, Shortfin Pipefish, Shrimpfish, Smallmouth Bass, Smith Blenny, Speckled Shrimpfish, Surge Dottyfish, Sunfish, Whale Shark, Whitenose Pipefish, Yellow Stingray, Yellow Tang, Yellowback Anthias, Yellowhead Jawfish, Zebra Shark, Common Spider Crab, Crayfish, Hermit Crab


Button Anemones, Christmas Tree Coral, Colt Coral, Devil’s Hand, Finger Leather Coral, Florida False Coral, Knobby Candelabrum, Leather Coral, Long-spined Sea Urchin, Mushroom Anemones, Neon-disc Anemone, Orange Ball Anemone, Red Finger Coral, Sea Anemone, Sea Pen, Sea Star, Sea Urchin, Rock Anemones, Spaghetti Coral, Strawberry Anemone, Strawberry Coral, Umbrella Corallimorph