Representing the 3rd largest tortoise species on the planet, the African Spurred Tortoise is capable of reaching weights close to 200 pounds! These reptiles are found in the sub-Sahara region of Africa where they graze on grasses and seek refuge from the heat in deep burrows they dig. African Spurred Tortoises are known for having Read more about African Spurred Tortoise[…]
These non-venomous snakes are native to tropical regions of Central and South America from northern portions of Mexico south to Argentina. Like their anaconda cousins, boas are excellent swimmers, but prefer to stay on dry land, living primarily in hollow logs and abandoned mammal burrows. They can also be extremely arboreal at times. Reaching up Read more about Boa Constrictor[…]
Milksnakes have a wider geographical range than most any other group of snakes, being found from Canada to the northern portions of South America. These snakes are known for being some of the most beautiful snakes on earth. Although many subspecies exist, all have colorful bands or patterns that are a form of mimicry, warning Read more about Milksnake[…]
Yellow-footed Tortoises are native to the tropical and humid forest areas of South America in Brazil, Ecuador, Columbia and other surrounding countries. Being one of the slower members of the reptile family, yellow-footed tortoises are often opportunistic omnivores with vegetation making up most of their diet. Throughout much of their range, these tortoise are listed Read more about Yellow-footed Tortoise[…]
Sometimes referred to as a scheltopusik, this legless lizard can reach lengths up to 4½ feet. Unlike snakes, all lizards possess eyelids, ears and a sternum, not necessarily legs. This lizard prefers open country such as short grassland or sparsely wooded hills where they consume insects, small mammals and slugs. Due to its size, the Read more about European Legless Lizard[…]
Found in the Sub-Saharan region of Africa, the Pyxie frog is the 2nd largest frog on Earth. This amphibian can weigh up to 4½ pounds and can live for up to 20 years. They are voracious eaters and are often aggressive, capable of delivering a painful bite. Pyxie frogs are carnivorous and will consume practically Read more about Pyxie Frog (African Bullfrog)[…]
An animal that feeds on dead or decaying matter. (e.g. Vulture or Hyena)
An organism which gets its food energy from both plant and animal material.
An animal that feeds chiefly on plants.
An animal that consumes primarily the flesh of other animals.