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Reptilia consists, of course, of reptiles. Reptiles include snakes, turtles, lizards, monitors, and crocodilians (like alligators) and the zoo has some of each! Reptiles are cold-blooded, which means they cannot regulate their own body temperature. This could explain why reptiles generally are not found in cold areas or during cold seasons. Reptiles have lungs for respiration and have a three or four chambered heart. Most, but not all, like birds, lay eggs. Reptiles are very interesting especially in that they were the first to evolve the ability to pick themselves up off of the ground to move - as with crocodilians. There are probably 9,000 reptile species slithering and crawling around the planet!
- Lizard, Forest Armadillo*
- Snake, Vietnamese Blue Beauty Rat
- Tortoise, African Spurthighed
- Turtle, Alligator Snapping
While every effort will be made to keep these lists accurate, the lists of animals/species provided on this page are current as of January 2010 and are subject to change
*These animals are not on public exhibit at this time.