Category: Reptiles

  • Common European adder

    The Common European adder, also known as the black adder or the northern viper is a venomous snake that is extremely widespread and can be found throughout most of Western Europe and as far as East Asia. The color pattern of adders varies, ranging from very light-colored specimens with small,…

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  • Cobra

    True cobras in the Naja family include at least 38 species, but do not include king cobras. These cobras live in Africa and Asia, and all can raise up to reveal a flattened head when threatened. This posture makes them seem larger than they are and is a defense against…

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  • Ball Python

    Ball pythons are the smallest of African pythons, growing only 5 feet in length. Their docile nature makes them attractive pets. Be forewarned, though: Ball pythons live a long time—30 to 40 years in captivity. In the wild, ball pythons live in Western and Central Africa. Their habitat includes grasslands,…

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  • Thorny Devil

    The Thorny Devil (Moloch horridus) is a small Australian lizard, also known as the mountain devil, thorny lizard, thorny dragon, or Moloch. It is completely endemic to Australia and there is no other lizard like this fascinating reptile anywhere on Earth. The Thorny Devil is best known for having an…

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  • Komodo Dragon

    The Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis), also known as the Komodo monitor, is a species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar A member of the monitor lizard family Varanidae, it is the largest living species of lizard, growing to a maximum length…

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  • Indian Star Tortoise

    The Indian star tortoise (Geochelone Elegans) is a threatened species of tortoise found in dry areas and scrub forest in India and Sri Lanka. This species is quite popular in the exotic pet trade, which is the main reason it is endangered. The Indian star tortoise is named for the…

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  • Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

    Crotalus adamanteus, commonly known as the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, among other names, is a venomous pit viper belonging to the family Viperidae. This specific species of rattlesnake is endemic to southeastern United States. It is the heaviest, though not longest, venomous snake in America and is also the largest rattlesnake…

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