Category : reptile

Yemen Chameleon

Distribution: Originally found in the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen and Saudi Arabia, the coast and interior where the climate is influenced by the Red Sea. Description: The males of this species are some of the largest chameleons in the chamaeleonidae family, some measuring nearly 60cm long (including their tail). Females are considerably smaller, measuring around 25-35cm. Both male and female are recognized by their “helmet” that gives them the name “calyptratus” coming from “calyptra”, which was a veil that women in […]

Reticulated Python, Python reticulatus

These snakes vary in size, usually from 3 to 7 meters long but others growing up to 10 meters. Their sizes depend on their habitat and the alimentation they receive. They can weigh up to 80kg, but most of them are much smaller. They have a very complex colouring that enables them to blend into their surroundings and become virtually invisible to prey. They are a mix of olive green, black, white and a gold like shade of brown.   […]

Alligator Turtle, Macrochelys temminckii

Distribution: It’s limited to North America (Estados Unidos) and is found in the Mississippi Valley all the way to the North of Kansas. It’s also been discovered in rivers like the Suwannee and other rivers from Florida to eastern Texas.  Description: It’s a large turtle that can grow up to 75cm and weigh around 80kg. Specimens as heavy as 110kg have been documented. It has a large head and a tail the same length as its shell. They have very […]

Panther Chameleon, Furcifer pardalis

Description:  The incredible colours, in more than 25 varieties and their well known gentle character make these a suitable pet for both those starting out and those who are fascinated by this specie and wish to obtain new colours. The panther chameleon can grow up to 55cm but normally doesn’t grow larger than 45. Females are smaller, at around 30-35cm. It’s thought that the Rainbow variety otherwise known as Anstiranana or Diego Suarez, are the largest of the species. They […]

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Komodo Dragon, Varanus komodoensis

Varanus komodoensis (Komodo dragon). The first description of a Komodo Dragon was in 1912 and described them as “unusually large Veranus”. The first record of this species was made from a photograph and a skin sample. The Komodo Dragon or Veranus Komodoensis was classified as rare in 1986 and is currently classified as vulnerable by the IUCN (The International Union for Conservation of Nature). Of this saurian, no doubt a wonder of the natural world, there are around 6.000 examples […]

Aldabra Giant Tortoise, Aldabrachelys elephantina

The Aldabra Giant Tortoise (Aldabrachelys elephantina) is named after its habitat, the islands of the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles. The main population of this giant tortoise resides on this atoll, but another isolated population has been introduced by man on the island of Zanzibar. After the Galapagos Tortoise, the Aldabra Giant Tortoise is one of the largest tortoises of the world, with more than 1m body length. The average weight of a male is around 250kg, females are generally […]

Boa Constrictor, Boa constrictor

The Boa Constrictor belongs to the infraorder Alethinophidia, which includes many non-venomous big snakes, such as the pythons and the anacondas. Like other members of this group, boas are constrictors, which means that prey is killed by a process known as constriction; after an animal has been grasped to restrain it, a number of coils are hastily wrapped around it. Then, by applying and maintaining sufficient pressure to prevent it from inhaling, the prey eventually succumbs due to asphyxiation, before […]

Green Iguana, Iguana iguana

The Green Iguana or common iguana (Iguana iguana) is a large, arboreal species of lizard of the genus Iguana, native to Central and South America. The Green Iguana ranges over a large geographic area, from Mexico to northern Argentina, southern Brazil and Paraguay, as well as on the Caribbean Islands and Florida. It grows to 2 metres in length from head to tail, with an average body weight of approximately 15kg. Main characteristics It is possible to sex a Green […]

Nile Crocodile, Cocodrilus nilotycus

Nile Crocodiles are ancient reptiles that first appeared on the earth about 200 million years ago. They are supposed to be the vestiges of the big era of the reptiles. Their predecessors were of lighter stature than today’s crocodiles. They used to live on the ground, but quickly divided into aquatic and amphibious variants. Unlike alligators, crocodiles live in the tropical and subtropical areas of the world. The modern crocodiles are amphibious and spend most of their time underwater. They […]

Python regius, Python regius

Python regius is a non-venomous python species found in many countries of central and western Africa, where the temperature varies from 15º to 45º, including countries like Nigeria, Uganda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ghana, Benin and Togo. Baby pythons are between 20 and 30cm long, while average length of adults ranges between 120 and 150cm. Some females can even reach up to 180cm. Generally, females are bigger than males. Their diameter ranges from 10 to 15cm. Main characteristics The Python […]