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Species Information Page

Argentine Black and White Tegu

The Argentine Black & White Tegu (Salvator merianae) is sometimes called the Argentine Giant Tegu and the black & white tegu. They are a large species of lizard from the Teiidae Family. These are also the largest of the tegu lizards.

Black Rat Snake

The Black Rat Snake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis) is a large non-venomous colubrid species of snake. They are also called the Eastern Rat Snake, pilot snake, chicken snake, and Alleghany black snake. Juveniles will appear lighter in color, grey with dorsal blotches. As they age, they will darken in color and the blotches will fade. Their bellies are peppered black and white, and they have a white throat and chin.

Blue-Fronted Amazon Parrot

The Blue-Fronted Amazon Parrot (Amazona aestiva) is a colorful bird in the Psittacoidea Family. They are also called Blue Front Amazon, Blue Front Parrot, and Turquoise-Fronted Amazon. They have blue feathers just above the beak, a yellow face and crown, and a black beak. They are capable of learning a large repertoire of words, mimicking human sounds and words. Just as any other parrot, they can be quite loud!


Kinkajous (Potos flavus) are also called Honey Bears. In Peru, they are often referred to as "lion monkey" or "bear monkey". They are not related to primates, but are actually members of the procyonidae family.

Mexican Black Kingsnake

Mexican Black Kingsnakes (Lampropeltis getula nigrita) are believed to be a subspecies of the Common Kingsnake. They are a member of the colubrid family and are non-venomous. They are sometimes called the black kingsnake. MBKs are even immune to snake venom.

Sulcata Tortoise

The Sulcata Tortoise (Centrochelys sulcata) is also known as the African Spurred Tortoise. It is the world's 3rd largest tortoise!

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