How does a rattlesnake make that sound?

The first time I ever heard our Canebrake Rattlesnake shake its tail it sent the hair on the back of my neck stand up. I was behind the scenes working with some other snake when it went off. The other day when I was cleaning exhibits I wondered how exactly its able to make that sound with its tail. I did a little research and this is what I came up with. If you have ever looked closely at theRead more

Gordon the gecko

On a Saturday morning a couple of months ago something seemed odd about our  gecko. Gordon, is a Crested Gecko that goes by the name of Rhacodactylus ciliatus. This specie of gecko was recently thought to be extinct until a few years ago and is now on the endangered species list.  They are from New Caledonia which is located by Australia and New Zealand. They are an interesting lizard that needs to lick its eyeballs to retain moisture and keepRead more