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This has been another ssspectacular year of herpetological education at Reptiles Alive LLC.  People of all ages discovered how exciting reptiles and science can be at our shows performed at schools, libraries, camps, fairs, birthday parties, and special events of all kinds throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC.  Between September 30, 2011 through October 1, 2012, Reptiles Alive LLC widlife educators presented 742 programs for approximately 50,970 people.

Our animal collection currently includes 49 species of amphibians, invertebrates, and of course, reptiles.

This year we received a few new faces including 3 adorable babies:  a baby alligator we named “Baby G”; a baby bearded dragon we have not yet named; and a baby Northern diamondback terrapin named “Station.”  We also received a very handsome tegu we’ve named “Senor Guapo.”  He is a huge (literally) hit with audiences at our “Rain Forests Alive!” shows.

Sadly, we lost one of our oldest and most beloved animal team members.  “Logan,” our super-friendly Nile monitor lizard was probably between 17-20 years old when he passed away last November. He came to us in 2000 from the Wildlife Center of Virginia as a  young adult.   He was truly one of our stars and our staff and fans miss him very much.

We also transferred two of our albino Burmese pythons, “Sunshine” and “Starlight”, to another wildlife educator due to the new federal regulation that prohibits the interstate transport of Burmese pythons.  We still have our albino Burmese python “Moonlight” and our beautiful albino boa constrictor “Sunflower.”   We also added 2 additional boa constrictors to replace the Burmese pythons. So, we now have a total of 1 Burmese python and 4 boa constrictors.

Here’s to another sssuccessful year of reptile and wildlife education!

Reptiles Alive! LLC

2012

Animal Inventory

African Spurred Tortoise 1 Geochelone sulcata
American Alligator 2 Alligator missipiensis
American Toad 2 Bufo americanus americanus
Ball Python 1 Python regius
Bearded Dragon 2 Pogona vitticeps
Blue Tongue Skink 2 Teliqua scincoides
Boa Constrictor 4 Boa constrictor constrictor
Bull Frog 2 Rana catesbeiana
Burmese Python 1 Python molurus bivittatus
California King Snake 2 Lampropeltis getula californiae
Central Asian Tortoise 1 Testudo horsefieldi
Cope’s Gray Treefrog 3 Hyla chrysoscelis
Crested Gecko 1 Rhacodactylus ciliatus
Corn Snake 2 Pantherophis guttatus
Earthworm 25+ Eisenia fetida
Eastern Box Turtle 1 Terrapene carolina carolina
Eastern Rat Snake 1 Pantherophis obsoletus
Eastern Snapping Turtle 1 Chelydra serpintena serpentina
Garden Slug 5 Limax maximus
Green Iguana 2 Iguana iguana
Haitian Brown Tarantula 1 Phormictophis cancerides
Haitian Cockroach 25 + Blaberus sp.
Honduran Milk Snake 2 Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis
House Cricket 1000 Acheta domestica
Kenyan Sand Boa 1 Eryx colubrinus loveridgei
Leopard Gecko 1 Eublepharis macularius
Leopard Tortoise 1 Geochelone pardalis
Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches 25+ Gromphadorina portentosa
Malagasy Giant Hognose Snake 1 Leioheterodon madagascarensis
Mealworm 1000 Tenebrio molitar
Mexican Red Leg Tarantula 1 Aphonopelum bicoloratum
Nelson’s Milksnake 1 Lampropeltis triangulum nelsonii
Northern Diamondback Terrapin 1 Malaclemys terrapin
Pacific Gopher Snake 1 Pituophis catenifer catenifer
Prehensile-tailed Skink 1 Corucia zebrata
Spiny Softshell Turtle 1 Apalone spinifera
Spotted Salamander 1 Ambystoma maculatum
Spotted Turtle 1 Clemmys guttata
Sudan Plated Lizard 1 Gerrhosaurus major
Tegu Lizard 2 Tupinambis teguixin
Tokay Gecko 1 Gekko gecko
Uromastyx Lizard 1 Uromastyx acanthurus
Water Monitor Lizard 1 Varanus salvator
White Line Gecko 1 Gecko vittatus
Yellow-spotted Amazon River Turtle 1 Podocnemis unifilis