Grey Banded Kingsnake

Meet Ticket, the Grey Banded Kingsnake.

The gray-banded kingsnake, sometimes referred to as the alterna or the Davis Mountain king snake, is a species of nonvenomous snake in the family Colubridae. The species is endemic to the southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico.

A moderately sized snake, the gray-banded kingsnake can grow up to 4 ft (120 cm) in total length (including tail), with the average total length being 3 ft (91 cm). It has a relatively wide head (when compared ...

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Mexican Black Kingsnake

Meet Vader, our Mexican Black Kingsnake.

The Mexican black kingsnake is part of the larger colubrid family of snakes, and a subspecies of the common kingsnake, which is debated by herpetologists to contain as many as 10 unique varieties. This species occupy rocky areas and places lush with vegetation in various regions of the Sonoran Desert, Northwestern Sinaloa, Mexico, and small parts of Arizona.

In captivity, they can remain in excellent health through a strict diet of mice and generally require ...

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Hog Island Boa Constrictor

Meet Mocha, the Hog Island Boa Constrictor.

This boa constrictor comes from the Cayos de Cochinos, a group of small islands off the coast of Honduras in South America. By current classification, taxonomists put the Hog Island boa into the same species group as Boa constrictor imperator, or the “common boa.” But many people feel the Hog Island boa should be classified as a separate subspecies of boa constrictor since it is unique in both appearance and geographic range.

There are a ...

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Virginia Opossum

Meet Rupert, the Virginia Opossum.

The Virginia opossum, commonly known as the North American opossum, is the only marsupial found north of Mexico. In the United States, the animal is typically referred to simply as a possum. It is a solitary and nocturnal animal about the size of a domestic cat.

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Meet Gertie the groundhog.

The groundhog, also known as a woodchuck, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. It was first scientifically described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The groundhog is also referred to as a chuck, wood-shock, groundpig, whistlepig, whistler, thickwood badger, Canada marmot, monax, moonack, weenusk, red monk and, among French Canadians in eastern Canada, siffleux.

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Red Tailed Hawk

Meet Jasper, our red tailed hawk.

The red-tailed hawk is a bird of prey that breeds throughout most of North America, from the interior of Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies. It is one of the most common members within the genus of Buteo in North America or worldwide.

The red-tailed hawk is one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the “chickenhawk”, though it rarely preys on standard-sized chickens.

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Great Horned Owl

Meet Dracula our Great Horned Owl.

The great horned owl, also known as the tiger owl or the hoot owl, is a large owl native to the Americas. It is an extremely adaptable bird with a vast range and is the most widely distributed true owl in the Americas.

Its primary diet is rabbits and hares, rats and mice, and voles, although it freely hunts any animal it can overtake, including rodents and other small mammals, larger mid-sized mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, ...

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Box Turtles

Meet Fonzie and Carolina, our box turtles. Shelled box turtles are turtles of the genus Terrapene native. Although box turtles are terrestrial members of the American pond turtle family, they are not members of the tortoise family. They are largely characterized by having a domed shell, which is hinged at the bottom, allowing the animal to close its shell tightly to escape predators.

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