Phylum Tardigrada

Fascinating Facts


Tardigrades are water-dwellers that live in mosses and lichens and feed on plant cells, algae, and small invertebrates.

Status in the Wild

Not yet assessed by IUCN


Found throughout the world, from the Himalayas to the deep sea, and from the polar regions to the equator.


Location in the Zoo

Invertebrates Zone of the Sculpture Learning Plaza

Animals & Exhibits