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Florida Kingsnake

Latin Name: Lampropeltis getula floridiana Order: Squamata Family: Colubridae Considered an unofficial subspecies of kingsnake Overview Capron Park Zoo has been using a Florida Kingsnake as an Animal Ambassador for several years. It is an easily kept species that is forgiving of a variety of husbandry conditions, a good eater with a curious and non-aggressive temperament (unlike many of their

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Ornate Box Turtle

Terrapene ornata ornate Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Natural History Information Range and Habitat Common box turtles can be found throughout the eastern United States and Mexico. They can live in a wide variety of habitats, from wooded swamps to dry, grassy fields. They are most abundant and healthy in moist forested areas with plenty of underbrush. They will often venture

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Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Gromphadorhina portentosa Order: Blattodea Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Housing: Zoo Atlanta keeps a breeding colony in a 20 gallon long tank. Program roaches are housed in an approximately 11×8 inch kritter keeper. Austin Zoo: 10 gallon tank lined with reptile carpet Brandywine Zoo: the top 2-3″ of the inside rim of the tank are coated with petroleum jelly to prevent

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Brazilian Black Tarantula

Grammostola pulchra Order: Araneae Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Diet Requirements Wild Diet: they eat a variety of invertebrates, including insects. May also eat small mammals, reptiles and other spiders. Zoo/Aquarium Diet: insects (crickets, dubias, butterworms, etc). After a molt, we do not feed or handle for 2 weeks. Our adults are fed 1 cricket or butterworm/week and our spiderlings were

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Emperor Scorpion

Pandinus imperator Order: Scorpiones Husbandry Information Housing Requirements This is one of the few scorpions that can be housed in small groups. Use a 5-15 gallon terrarium, depending on the number you house. Use a substrate of damp sand and peat moss with a top layer of cypress mulch. Substrate should be 3-6 inches deep. Temperature should be between 75-80

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American Crow

Corvus brachyrynchos Order: Passeriformes Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Diet Requirements Fruit and vegetables, seeds, nuts, low-iron softbill diet, harboiled eggs, crickets, mealworms, ground meat, mice. Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Other Colony or Breeding Management   Individual Identification   Programmatic Information Transportation Temperature Guidelines   Crating: Tips on Presentation Touching Techniques Tips on Handling Jessing corvids is possible

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Red River Hog

Potamochoerus porcus Order: Artiodactyla Husbandry Information Housing Requirements An enclosure that is proof against extensive rooting and general destruction. No exposed or buried pipes or wires. Square footage is important as this is a terrestrial animal. Some like spacious caves or overhangs. Heat in cool temperatures. May or may not enjoy pools/mud wallows. Diet Requirements Herbivore pellets, fresh produce of

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Virginia opossum

Didelphis virginiana Order: Marsupialia Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Blank Park Zoo – tall, rolling cage 3x3x6 with shelves and a crate or box for a hidey hole. Our female liked to curl up in blankets and towels. Zoo Atlanta- We house our opossums outdoors year round. We have one 10x10x8 enclosure and one 9x6x8 enclosure. Animals are housed seperately. Heat

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Sugar glider

Petaurus breviceps Order: Marsupialia Husbandry Information Housing Requirements A multi-level enclosure with a variety of climbing structures can help provide exercise. Diet Requirements In the wild, sugar gliders eat sap, blossoms, nectar, insects, and small invertebrates. In captivity, sugar gliders are fed baby juice, sugar glider biscuits, crickets, mealworms, fruits, and vegetables. Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Commercially available

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Greater Hedgehog Tenrec

Setifer setosus Order: Afrosoricida Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Diet Requirements Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Other Colony or Breeding Management Notes species is housed or managed socially or for breeding purposes. Individual Identification Dimorphism or practiced ways to individually mark species (such as those in colonies, like giant millipedes). Programmatic Information Transportation Temperature Guidelines   Crating: Tips on Presentation

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