Reptiles and Amphibians

Below are just some of our herptiles here at The 6 Day Zoo.  

For more information about our additional animals, please contact us.

Ball Python

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                        Also called a Royal Python  //  Rolls itself into a tight ball when frightened, hence its name  //  Native to west Africa  //  Average length, 3-5 feet  //  Primarily nocturnal

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Goins Kingsnake

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                          //   //  Native to the Florida panhandle //  Average length, 1-3 feet 

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Western Hognose Snake

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                        Native to Central & Western U.S.  //  Rolls over and plays dead when frightened  //  Average length, 2-4 feet  //  Crepuscular by nature (most active in mornings and evenings)

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Veiled Chameleon

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                        Also called a Yemen's Chameleon  //  Has the ability to move each eye independently  //  Native to the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula  //  Prehensile tail

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Crested Gecko

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                        Also called an Eyelash Gecko  //  Has a semi-prehensile tail  //  Tail can be dropped to deter predators  //  Scientific name "ciliatus" comes from Latin word meaning "eyelashes"  //  Thought to be extinct prior to 1994  //  Native to New Caledonia

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Leopard Gecko

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                        Lives in burrows  //  Has moveable eyelids  //  Native to the deserts of Asia, Pakistan, & northern India  //  Stores fat in tail  //  Lays only two eggs in a clutch

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Red Eared Slider 

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Berber Skink

                        Also called a Schneider's Skink and a Dotted Skink  //  Indigenous to central & western Asia and North Africa  //  Lives in rocky, semi-desert habitats where it digs burrows //  Diurnal by nature  //  Are omnivorous, feeding primarily upon small prey, insects, and carrion

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Blue-Tongued Skink

                        Indigenous to Australia  //  Uses its blue tongue to startle and deter predators  //  Diurnal by nature  //  Give birth to live young //  17 different species and subspecies of Blue-Tongued Skinks

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Pixie Frog

                        Also called an African Bullfrog  //  Second largest species of frog  //  Lives burrowed underground for 9 months of the year  //  Males are larger than females  //  Native to southern Africa

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Cane Toad

                        Also called a Marine Toad  //  Largest species of toad in the world  //  Indigenous to the Americas, but has become an invasive species in Australia, the Caribbean, and other parts of Oceania  //  Possesses glands on the neck which secrete toxin when threatened  //  Females lay between 10,000 and 30,000 eggs in a spawn

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Argentine Black and White Tegu

                        Largest species of tegu  //  Adult males can reach up to 4.5 feet in length  //  One of the most intelligent large lizard species  //  Are omnivores, feeding on small prey, fruit, and insects  //  Native to central and eastern South America

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Savannah Monitor

                        Large lizard reaching 2.5 to 4 feet in length //  Native to Africa  //  Is diurnal (most active during the day)  //  Has an ultraviolet light receptor located on the top of its skull known as the "third eye"  //  Also known as a Bosc's Monitor

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