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Reptiles...

 


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Cool Critters

Wild Things has just completed the new Reptile House AKA "The Snake Shed" which keeps these cold-blooded creatures at a balmy 85 degrees year-round! Many species of snake, lizard and crocodilian call Wild Things home!

Click on any of the images below for stories on a few of the reptiles that call Wild Things home.

 
       
Goliath the Black Throated Monitor Lizard

Goliath still shows scars from his illegal transport into the US from Africa. To keep them calm during transport these animals are regularly bound to subdue them, often ending in injury or death. Confiscated by the US Fish and Wildlife service, Goliath is an important animal in our African wildlife program allowing us the opportunity to talk about this amazing animal and his unique African habitat.

 

Goliath the Black Throated Monitor Lizard

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Izod the North American Alligator

The Sheriff's Department in Los Angeles was watching a house where they knew the owners were dealing drugs. When the time was right, they raided the house and inside, in the bath-tub, they found Izod, living in filthy, dirty conditions. He was taken away and sent to Wild Things and has become an icon of our wildlife assembly programs. We do not visit a school or group without someone asking about Izod!

 

Izod the North American Alligator

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Miss Piggy the Burmese Python

When Miss Piggy got too big for a teachers' classroom in Albuquerque, NM, the teacher drove Miss Piggy out to Wild Things and has maintained contact and continued to support Miss Piggy and Wild Things over the years. These animals are often sold in pet stores to unsuspecting animal lovers who don't realize the enormous size these slithering snakes can get. Miss Piggy is now closing in on 15 ft. and 130 lbs. and will continue to grow for the rest of her life!

  Miss Piggy the Burmese Python

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