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red tailed boa

Animal Corner — Red-Tailed Boa

When a Red-Tailed Boa is first born, it weights between 14 to 22 ounces and can easily fit in your hand -- if that's your thing. Within a year, though, you can say goodbye to holding that snake easily in your hand! At this point, the Red-Tailed Boa is up to eight feet long. Once it is fully grown, this snake can weigh 50 pounds and be 10 feet long. Most…

Animal Corner – Père David’s Deer

[caption id="attachment_2518" align="alignleft" width="212"] Credit - Diver Dave[/caption] Deer may seem pretty boring but first glances can be deceiving. This is certainly the case with the Père David's Deer.   "Père" is the French word for "Father," which might seem an odd name for  a deer, but this species was actually first discovered in 1866 by Father Armand David, a French missionary in China. Père David's Deer have odd features, combining…

Animal Corner — Tegu Lizards

[caption id="attachment_1871" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: Quinten Questel[/caption] The Tegu Lizard is a large type of lizard that can be found in southern North America and in South America. There are about seven species of Tegus, and they are mostly black. They sometimes have yellow, red or white beaded bands across their backs. Tegu Lizards can typically be found in environments such as rain forests, swamps, open fields and meadows.…

Animal Corner — Timber Wolf

[caption id="attachment_1847" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: publicenergy[/caption] When some of you hear the name "Timber Wolf," you may think of a popular roller coaster at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City. As much fun as that ride may be, how much do you know about Timber Wolves the actual animals? Today, we're focusing on these amazing wolves, so by the end of this blog you should know plenty about them!…