Indian Peafowl

indian peafowl

Pavo cristatus The Indian Peafowl is renowned for its vibrant plumage and mesmerizing courtship displays. The males are called peacocks, while the females are called peahens. They are native to […]

Asian Giant Toad

Phrynoidis asper These toads are terrestrial, meaning they don’t climb or swim much but stay on land most of the time. Fairly large for toads, the females can grow up […]

Costa Rican Zebra Tarantula

Aphonopelma seemanni These tarantulas lay an egg sac that typically has between 50 and 2,000 eggs. The eggs hatch after about 6-8 weeks. While waiting for the eggs to hatch, […]

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Crotalus atrox They feed mainly on rodents and will keep their numbers in check. Rattlesnake roundups have reduced their numbers significantly in many parts of their range, and those areas […]

Red-Fronted Macaw

Ara rubrogenys Until the 1970s, this parrot was known only from a few old museum specimens. After that, many were captured and exported around the world until this became illegal […]

King’s Skink

Egernia kingii Like many lizards, king’s skinks can lose or drop their tail when threatened. What’s really interesting is that with this species, when regeneration occurs, the skink maintains most […]

Hosmer’s Skink

Egernia hosmeri An important part of their defense, Hosmer’s skinks have sharp points called “keels” on their scales. When alarmed, they squeeze between rocks and puff out their bodies. The […]

Bog Turtle

Glyptemys muhlenbergii These turtles hunt and forage during the day in the warm parts of the year. When it starts to get cold they will hibernate by burying into the […]

Reticulated Python

Malayopython reticulatus Reticulated pythons are constrictors, meaning they wrap around their prey and squeeze until it’s dead. Using this ability, they can take down and consume prey as large as […]