Animals

Chinese Alligator

From nose to tail, belly to back, hard scales protect this petite alligator. Even their eyelids have bony plates under the skin!

Animals

Mang Mountain Viper

Mang Mountain pit vipers are strikingly beautiful snakes with green scales to help them blend into their bamboo habitat.

Animals

King Cobra

The largest venomous snake in the world, the king cobra has special muscles and ribs in its neck that spread out to form a "hood" when it feels threatened.

Animals

Galápagos Tortoise

Several of our Galápagos tortoises have been with us since 1928, making them the oldest residents in the Zoo. We estimate their age to be well over 100. 

Animals

Anaconda

A member of the boa family, South America’s green anaconda is the heaviest snake in the world.

Animals

Turtle and Terrapin

Turtles spend most of their life in the water; terrapins spend time both on land and in water, but always live near water, along rivers, ponds, and lakes.

Animals

Rattlesnake

That famous rattle at the end of a rattlesnake’s tail is made of interlocking rings, or segments of keratin—the same material our fingernails are made of.

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