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Carancho (Caracara plancus)

DESCRIPTION A bird of prey, measuring between 55 and 60 cm long. Its crest on the top of its head is blackish in colour, the rest of its body greyish, with a white neck, back and chest with wide brown and greyish white stripes. In flight you can see its wing patch, which is clear, with a whitish tail ending with a black band. The skin on the face is bare, a typical trait of the scavengers.   DISTRIBUTION AND […]

Today is Reptile Awareness day!

This day is not only created for reptile lovers to celebrate, it’s also a chance to educate others who may not know much about these amazing creatures, the habitat loss and threat of extinction that so many reptile species face. How to help our reptile friends: Donate to your local reptile conservation program. Adopt responsibly, not all reptiles stay small forever! Visit your local zoo and check out their reptile exhibit.

Rhinoceros iguanas have reproduced naturally in our outdoor installations located in Lanzarote.

In Rancho Texas’s reptilarium a pair of Cyclura cornuta, also known as horned ground iguana or rhinoceros has reproduced in a completely natural way outside of its place of origin, Hispaniola, a Caribbean Island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti. This is an undocumented event in Europe. Until now, out of three attempts, twelve offspring have hatched, all without them being artificially incubated. What’s important about this fact is that this species is at high risk of extinction, to […]

Delfines en Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park - Dolphins

It’s been a week now since four dolphins have been living with us

Last Saturday the 26th of November four specimens of bottlenose dolphins arrived to Lanzarote, from Duisburg and Nuremberg (Germany), which were successfully transported in a specially equipped transport airplane in the company of a team of veterinarians, biologists and caregivers. Their acclimatization to the new facilities built for them is satisfactory in every way. Their health is optimum, they feed normally and thoroughly enjoy the seven million litres of seawater that fill the spacious and deep pools of their new home. […]

The Pot-bellied pig, Sus scrofa

DESCRIPTION They are very smart animals, it is possible to tame them like a dog, and they can also be very stubborn creatures. The pig (Sus scrofa domestica) is a species of artiodactyl mammal from the family Suidae. It is a domestic animal used in the human diet by many people. Its scientific name is Sus scrofa domestic, although some authors call it their Sus domesticus or their Sus domestic, reserving Sus scrofa the wild boar. Its domestication began in […]

Armadillos|Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park

Do you believe in miracles?

Here in RanchoTexas we have our own baby miracle. One of our armadillos had complications in birth and one of the hind paws and tail were damaged. Its survival rates were scarily low but our team fought for him, believed in him and were determined that he was strong enough to survive his accident… After repairing his foot that was attached by barely a thread of skin, lots of delicate care and cleaning, love and cuddles… He didn’t disappoint us […]

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 […]

Dragon Komodo| Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park

Komodo Dragons

We all hear the name and gasp with awe but what do we really know about these giant lizards? As we think they are fascinating we thought we’d tell you a few interesting things about these incredible creatures. The Komodo dragons are the largest living lizards on the planet. They can be found in the wild on only five islands in Indonesia: the Lesser Sunda Islands of Komodo, Rinca, Gili Motang and Gili Dasami — all within Komodo National Park — […]

Dragon Komodo| Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park

Komodo Dragons

Komodo Dragons, we all hear the name and gasp with awe but what do we really know about these giant lizards? As we think they are fascinating we thought we’d tell you a few interesting things about these incredible creatures. The Komodo dragons are the largest living lizards on the planet. They can be found in the wild on only five islands in Indonesia: the Lesser Sunda Islands of Komodo, Rinca, Gili Motang and Gili Dasami — all within Komodo National […]

Sealions FOX TV

Fox tv

Last week Nemo had some special visitors coming to see him all the way from Finland; a fabulous crew from Fox Tv that have spent the last month and a half traveling around Spain and the Canary Islands for their Travel Program “Maisan ja Nikon Luxsus Matkat” (Celebrity Luxury Vacations). Whilst in Lanzarote they couldn’t resist a visit to us here in Rancho Texas to meet our wonderful sea lions! By the huge smiles on their faces we can tell […]