A vulnerable ornate monitor (Varanus ornatus) at the Cincinnati Zoo.
A panamint rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii stephensi) at The Living Desert in Palm Desert, California.
A critically endangered and federally endangered, six-week-old female baby gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at the Cincinnati Zoo.
A Sonoran mountain kingsnake (Lampropeltis pyromelana knoblochi) at the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas.
A Baird’s patchnose snake (Salvadora bairdi) at the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas.
Mossy leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus sikorae) at the Omaha Zoo.
San Lucan speckled rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii mitchellii) at the Omaha Zoo.
Mexican tiger rat snake (Spilotes pullatus mexicanus) at the Omaha Zoo.
Gulf Coast ribbon snake (Thamnophis proximus orarius) at the Omaha Zoo.
A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Jamaican boa (Chilabothrus subflavus) at the Omaha Zoo. Juveniles of this species are red, while adults are green.
White-throated monitor (Varanus albigularis albigularis) at the Omaha Zoo.
Quince’s monitor (Varanus melinus) at the Omaha Zoo.
A federally endangered black phased jaguar (Panthera onca) at the Omaha Zoo.
A critically endangered Utila iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois.
A yellow anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.
An Argentine black and white tegu (Tupinambis merianae) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.
A Yucatan Neotropical Rattlesnake (Crotalus tzabcan) at Zoo Atlanta.
A Merauke blue-tongued skink (Tiliqua gigas evanescens) at Zoo Atlanta.
A roughneck monitor lizard (Varanus rudicollis) at Zoo Atlanta.
A red-tailed green rat snake (Gonyosoma oxycephalum) at the Houston Zoo.
A Pallas’s long-tongued bat (Glossophaga soricina) at the Houston Zoo.
A red-spotted pitviper (Protobothrops jerdonii xanthomelas) at the Fort Worth Zoo.
Reisinger’s tree monitor (Varanus reisingeri) at the Fort Worth Zoo.
Eastern plains garter snake (Thamnophis radix) at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
An African wild cat (Felis silvestris lybica) at Omaha Zoo’s Wildlife Safari Park.
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