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  • Russian Tortoise

    A small tortoise species, with a size range of 13–25 cm (5–10 in). Females grow slightly larger (15–25 cm [6–10 in]) to accommodate more eggs. Males average 13–20 cm (5–8 in). They can live more than 40 years, if they are raised on a lean, high-fiber diet, captive-raised animals in low-stress environments they can have a higher life expectancy.

  • Three-Toed Box turtle

    This North American tortoise is native to the Mississippi River Valley from northern Missouri southward across southeastern Kansas and eastern Oklahoma into south-central Texas, and southeastward across western Tennessee and Georgia to the coastal lowlands.

  • Plated Lizard

    This lizard is native to the rocky desert of Sudan. They have been known to reach 45–70 cm (16 to 28 inches) in length, where the tail is less than half the length and can live up to 10 years in captivity. These omnivores (eat both meat and vegetation) are active during the day and eat […]

  • leopard gecko

    Leopard Gecko

    These small nocturnal lizards, adult females are typically 7 to 8 inches and males are 8 to 10 inches, are native to the rocky deserts and scrubby areas of South-central Asia. They have been known to live 15-20 years in captivity Their natural diet includes: insects such as crickets, mealworms, and locusts – Here we […]

  • Gargoyle Gecko

    These nocturnal lizards are native to the lower levels of New Caledonia tree trunks and reach 4-5 inches in length and living up to to 15 years. Their diet consists of fruit, nectar, insects, small invertebrates, and even small mammals like baby mice – Here we feed ours baby food

  • Rose Tarantula

    This species of tarantula is fairly large, hardy, and docile (tame). Native to Bolivia, Northern Chile, and Argentina – they can be found in desert and scrub land habitats. This species of arachnid can reach a leg span of 4.5 – 5.5 inches with a lifespan of 15+ years (males have a much shorter lifespan). […]

  • Axolotl

    This highly endangered amphibian is unusual because they reach adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis- instead of developing lungs and taking to land, the adults remain aquatic and gilled.

  • Pueblan Milksnake

    These beautiful Non-poisonous snakes are often mistaken for the poisonous Coral Snake. Their patterning is reversed, just remember "Red touches yellow, kill a fellow, red touches black. okay Jack" to tell the difference.

  • Hognosed Snake

    In May 2013, Amélie joined our menagerie. She is still too small to live in the Wildlife Room with everyone else, so she is currently living in Ann’s office. On your next visit, stop in and say “HI”. To read more about Amélie, please click here.

  • Buff Orpingtons

    A golden colored, very calm and docile breed that lay brown eggs and are very hardy in cold weather.