Red-Footed Tortoise

Red-Footed Tortoise

A medium-sized tortoise found in South America, the red-footed tortoise is found in a variety of habitats from savannas to forest edges around the Amazon Basin. Being one of the slower members of the reptile family, red-footed tortoises are often opportunistic omnivores with vegetation making up most of their diet. Throughout much of their range, these tortoise are Read more about Red-Footed Tortoise[…]

Black Throated Monitor

Native to Tanzania on the African continent, the Black-throated Monitor is one of the largest lizards on earth capable of reaching up to 7 feet in length and over 60 pounds!  They are a semi-arboreal carnivorous lizard that often raid bird nests.  However, these monitors spend nearly half their time underground in burrows.  Unlike many Read more about Black Throated Monitor[…]

Brazilian Rainbow Boa

Arguably one of the most beautiful snakes on earth, the Brazilian Rainbow Boa has a unique iridescent sheen giving this snake a rainbow appearance. Rainbow Boas only reach lengths of 5 to 7 feet and prefer high humidity environments such as the Brazilian rainforests in which they are found. These snakes are almost entirely nocturnal Read more about Brazilian Rainbow Boa[…]

Burmese Python

One of the six largest snakes in the world, the Burmese Python is capable of reaching lengths of 19 feet or more (although average is around 12 feet). These large constrictors are native to Southeast Asia and have become very popular in the pet trade causing this species to be a significant problem in the Read more about Burmese Python[…]

European Legless Lizard

Sometimes referred to as a scheltopusik, this legless lizard can reach lengths up to 4½ feet. Unlike snakes, all lizards possess eyelids, ears and a sternum, not necessarily legs. This lizard prefers open country such as short grassland or sparsely wooded hills where they consume insects, small mammals and slugs. Due to its size, the Read more about European Legless Lizard[…]

Threatened Species

Any species which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range. (e.g. Northern Spotted Owl)

Constrictor

Any of various non-venomous snakes, such as the pythons and boas, that coil around and squeeze their prey to suffocate and kill it.