Slender-snouted crocodile
Reptiles

Slender-snouted crocodile

Chimpanzee Lookout

Area:
Central and West Africa
Status:
Classified as Data Deficient (DD) by the IUCN Red List
Quick Fact:

It is the only crocodilian species known for being able to climb as high as several meters into the limbs of trees fallen along streams.

Fiji branded iguana
Reptiles

Fiji branded iguana

Worlds Apart

Area:
Fijian Islands
Status:
Endangaered
Quick Fact:

The male is strikingly coloured, with light blue to white bands on a bright green background. Females are more uniformly green.

Rhinoceros Iguana (Cyclura cornuta)
Reptiles

Rhinoceros Iguana (Cyclura cornuta)

Worlds Apart

Area:
Haiti and Dominican Republic
Status:
Vulnerable
Quick Fact:

The Rhinoceros Iguana gets its name from its outgrowths, like horns, on the end of it's nose. These large, heavy bodied lizards are dusky- grey or olive green with dark cross bands that are often barely visible. They have three horny bumps on the snout, which are more pronounced in males. The average adult is 2 feet in length.

Green Anaconda ( Eunectes murinus)
Reptiles

Green Anaconda ( Eunectes murinus)

Worlds Apart

Area:
Northern and South America
Status:
Not listed
Quick Fact:

Female green anacondas are almost five times heavier than males.

Their huge size can make it difficult for them to move on land, however, in water they can move with stealth and ease.

Giant Asian Pond Turtle (Heosemys grandis)
Reptiles

Giant Asian Pond Turtle (Heosemys grandis)

Orangutan Forest

Area:
South East Asia
Status:
Vulnerable
Quick Fact:

The giant Asian pond turtle is one of the largest hard-shelled, semi-aquatic turtles.

Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea)
Reptiles

Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea)

Walking Giants

Area:
Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles
Status:
Vulnerable and listed on Appendix II of CITES
Quick Fact:

The Aldabra giant tortoise is indeed a giant, with individuals reaching over one metre in length!

Burmese Python (Python molurus bivittatus)
Reptiles

Burmese Python (Python molurus bivittatus)

Wilds of Asia

Area:
Southern Asia
Status:
Near Threatened and listed on Appendix II of CITES
Quick Fact:

We have one male and one female Burmese pythons housed in the Wilds of Asia exhibit.

The Burmese python are capable of reaching 23 feet or more in length and can weigh up to 200 pounds!

Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis)
Reptiles

Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis)

Dragons of Komodo

Area:
Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Gili Motang, Gili Dasami and Flores
Status:
Vulnerable and listed on Appendix I of CITES
Encounter:
12:45
Quick Fact:

The Komodo dragon is classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and listed on Appendix I of CITES; their number has declined in the wild due to the threat of widespread habitat loss, a loss of prey species and hunting.

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