Spectacled Caiman

Spectacled caimans were named for the bony ridge above their eyes, which resembles a pair of glasses. Adults are dull green and can grow to more than six feet in length. They primarily eat fish, insects, frogs, birds, and even mammals. After breeding, females lay eggs in nests built with mud and leaves.

Solomon Islands Leaf Frog

True to their name, Solomon Islands leaf frogs resemble leaves in both color and shape. These small terrestrial frogs have a triangular head and coloration that varies from brown to gold to green. Their appearance helps them blend into their habitat. Nocturnal animals, Solomon Islands leaf frogs hunt for insects at night. Females lay eggs…

Rio Fuerte Beaded Lizard

Rio Fuerte beaded lizards can reach up to 30 inches from head to tail. They have a broad, flat head and venom glands in their lower jaw. Their bodies are long and heavy and covered with bead-like scales that form yellow and black stripes. These long-clawed lizards are carnivorous, eating insects, small rodents, lizards, snakes,…

Oriental Fire-bellied Toad

As their name implies, oriental fire-bellied toads have a flame-colored belly that contrasts against their bumpy, green-and-brown speckled legs and back. Females are larger than males, though males grow larger forearms during breeding season. They detect prey through movement, lying in wait until an insects scamper by. During colder months, they hibernate inside rotten trees,…

Northern Blue-tongued Skink

Northern blue-tongued skinks are terrestrial lizards measuring up to 22 inches in length with a stout body, large head, and relatively short legs. These skinks range in color, but they usually have a banded pattern. They are omnivores with a diet primarily consisting of plants, insects, small mammals, reptiles, birds, and carrion. Their larger rear…

Naked Mole Rat

Shaped like tubular mice with a gnarly set of choppers, naked mole rats actually have some fur. Whiskers on their face and tail help them navigate their dark, underground tunnels, while hairs between their toes help them sweep soil. Their pink skin is nearly translucent. Almost completely blind, they rely on hearing, smell, and touch…

Moholi Bushbaby

Moholi bushbabies are small primates with grayish-brown fur that is lighter on their limbs and trunk. They use their oversized ears and eyes to detect both predators and their insect prey. Their long tails help with balance as they jump from tree to tree, aided by long back legs ideal for vertical climbing and leaping.…

Madagascar Tree Boa

Madagascar tree boas are medium-sized snakes measuring up to five feet in length. Females are usually larger than males, but both have green-brown scales that feature dark patches with a white or yellow center. They are nocturnal, hunting their prey at night. These solitary snakes only come together to breed. Females are viviparous, meaning they…

Green Tree Python

Green tree pythons are vivid green with a broken stripe of white or dull yellow running down their vertebrate. These snakes can reach up to seven feet long, but adults average at four feet. They spend their entire life in rainforest trees, often preying on rodents and birds while dangling from their roost, using their…

Great Plains Ratsnake

Great Plains ratsnakes grow up to five feet long, are either light gray or brownish-gray, and are covered in dark brown blotches bordered with black. A dark brown stripe starts at the bridge of their nose and travels down their neck, crossing overtop their eyelids like a mask. These snakes sport a spearhead-shaped marking on…