Star-nosed mole

Condylura cristata

Fascinating Facts


Seldom far from bodies of water. The star-nosed mole prefers wet soils in flood plains, swamps, meadows, and other openings near water.  They eat aquatic invertebrates, earthworms and small fish.

Status in the Wild

Least Concern – IUCN 2008


Northeastern United States and southeastern Canada

Location in the Zoo

Mammals Zone of the Sculpture Learning Plaza

Animals & Exhibits