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24 Jan

Electric Blue Day Gecko

2-3 inches Up to 10 years Insects and nectar Located in Tanzania’s Kimboza forest, exclusively in the leaf crown of the screwpine tree

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January 24, 2023
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08 Jul

Rhinoceros Iguana

2-4.5 feet About 16-17 years Leaves, fruit, flowers, and occasionally carrion Dry shrublands and costal lowland forests Islands Big Guy The largest member of the Caribbean land iguanas, the name is derived from the horn-like structure on the head of males. Due to habitat loss there are fewer than 15,000 individuals remaining in the wild.

Andrew Young
July 8, 2022
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27 May

Wood Turtle

Up to 9 inches 40 to 60 years Fruit, berries and mushrooms as well as fish, snails, slugs, insects, and tadpoles Rivers and large streams, riparian forests, wetlands, and hayfields

Andrew Young
May 27, 2022
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27 May

Veiled Chameleon

Females 13 inches · Males up to 24 inches 5-8 years Insects, spiders Coastal plains, mountain slopes and high plateaus THE ART OF DISGUISE Chameleons change skin color to express mood or aid in camouflage. Tentacle-like chromatophores move pigments up and down through layers if skin. The closer the pigment gets to the surface of […]

Andrew Young
May 27, 2022
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26 May

Pond Slider

5-11 inches Up to 70 years Insects, crustaceans, tadpoles, plants Streams, swamps, ponds, rivers

Andrew Young
May 26, 2022
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26 May

King Cobra

12-16 feet Up to 20 years Snakes Forested areas, bamboo thickets, and agricultural land IT CAN KILL AN ELEPHANT? Cobras, mambas, coral snakes and their relatives belong to the family Elapidae. These snakes have short hollow fangs in the front of the upper jaw and most carry highly toxic venom that attacks the nervous system […]

Andrew Young
May 26, 2022
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26 May

Garter Snake

2-4 feet 6-10 years Earthworms, frogs, minnows Near water, wet meadows, marshes, & parks UNCOMMONLY TOUGH The most common North American snake with more than a dozen races that range in coloration. It tolerates cold and is usually the first snake to emerge in the spring and the last to retreat to a den in […]

Andrew Young
May 26, 2022
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25 May

Eastern Box Turtle

4-8 inches 25-35 years Slugs, worms, wild berries, mushrooms Moist forests, meadows, pastures, flood plains

Andrew Young
May 25, 2022
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24 May

Bearded Dragon

1-2 feet 10-15 years Insects, vegetation Sandy semi-desert in Australia THE ART OF THE BLUFF Bearded dragons bluff to avoid a fight. They stretch the skin under the chin causing the cone-shaped scales to stick out and form a prickly “beard.” With the mouth open and beard spread, the dragons often hiss and make small […]

Andrew Young
May 24, 2022
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24 May

American Alligator Albino

Females rarely exceed 9 ft, while males avg 11-13 ft 30-50 years in the wild; 60-80 in captivity Almost any prey; fish, birds, mammal, other reptiles, mollusks, insects, sometimes fruit Freshwater, slow-moving rivers, as well as swamps, marshes, and lakes NO DENTIST NEEDED Crocodilians have conical teeth for ripping and tearing flesh. The teeth...

Andrew Young
May 24, 2022
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