Call of the wild

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Reptiles & Insects


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Chirp, Tweet, Snort, Snog, Baaa, Hiss, Bray, Squawk, Bark and all other sorts of voices will join you when you invite a Woodland Park Zoo ambassador animal to your virtual meeting, gathering or happy hour.

Bearded Dragon

Freckles is our female bearded dragon and Frasier is our male. Their “beards” are actually throat pouches covered with long scales. They communicate by bobbing heads, waving arms and puffing their beards out.

Leopard Gecko

We have two leopard geckos: Yar is the male, and Taj is the female. These lizards grow about 8 inches long. Their spotted patterns help them blend in with rocks and branches in their desert habitats.

African Fat Tailed Gecko

Cimba likes having a chubby tail—the fat she stores there gives her extra energy if food gets scarce. We keep this mellow lizard well-fed with crickets and other insects, so she shouldn’t need to draw on her tail reserves any time soon.

Blue Tongued Skink

Blue and Henry use their bright blue tongues to grab tasty bugs and fruits. These lizards can also use their tongues in defensive displays. They puff up, flash their tongues, and hiss!

Spiny-Tailed Monitor Lizard

Uluru is our female monitor lizard. She is laid-back and loves to nap. Digeridoo, our male, is full of energy and very inquisitive. These Australian reptiles are smaller cousins of the Komodo dragon.

Red Footed Tortoise

These 16-year-old brothers, Bolivar and Rivera, are happiest going on long walks in the sunshine, particularly in one of Woodland Park Zoo’s meadows!

Boa Constrictor

Anahi is a gentle giant that is 11-years-old and weighs over 25 lbs! Keepers and guests alike love when she attends programs.

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

At 3 inches long, these are one of the largest roaches in the world! They live in rotting logs on the island of Madagascar—not in the shadows under the kitchen sink. Calm and wingless, these insects are nature’s recyclers.

Brazilian Black Tarantula

Our Brazilian black tarantula is a velvety beauty. Females grow to about 7 inches across, making it easy to see all the details of these gentle, fuzzy spiders.

Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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