World of Reptiles

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“The coolest turtle you will ever see,” were the words Dr. Burns used to describe the Mata turtle, which was hatched at the Zoo.

Dr. Burns shows exactly how long a Chameleons tounge’ can reach. Unfortunatley, the group did not get to wittness this incredible action because that particular Chameleon had already eaten a hardy lunch of mealworms.

It is amazing how something so small like the poison dart frog can be so toxic. However, it becomes possible to hold these amphibians when they are raised in captivity. Due to their change in diet, they lose all or most of their toxins.

Dr. Brett Burns shows the group a Giant gecko’s feet, which contrary to popular belief does not get its ability to climb on walls by suction but by creating an electrostatic attachment to surfaces.

Quite an abstract site to see, the 15 year old, two headed Lampropeltis getula californiae, (also known as the California Kingsnake) currently only has three eyes due to the two heads frequently getting into fights, as many siblings usually do.

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