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Reptiles

 

REPTILE PHOTOS

Dumerils ground boa - Akoma

CHOCTAW, American Alligator

Choctaw the American Alligator was sent to the Center after the NYSDEC confiscated her from a hoarder that had her illegally. Unfortunately this person not only had her illegally, but also abused her. When Choctaw arrived she was skin and bones, had stunted growth, open sores all over her snout and was missing many teeth. Considering alligators in the wild can survive without eating for six months to a year, it takes extreme neglect to starve them. Choctaw is fighter, with a lot of rehabilitation and care this beautiful animal is now healthy and thriving, though she is still stunted and bears the scars of her early life.   

Hatched: Unknown              Arrived: 5/4/2015

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Dumerils ground boa - AkomaDOZER, Sulcatta Tortoise

Dozer the Sulcatta Tortoise was donated to the Center when her owners could no longer keep her due to her large size. As the third largest species of tortoise in the world this is a common reason for people to surrender their pets and why Dozer is such an important educational ambassador. She reminds people to do their research before acquiring any animal as a pet to ensure they are prepared to care for their new pet for that animal’s entire life.

Hatched: est. 2004              Arrived: 6/10/2017

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Dumerils ground boa - AkomaMORLA, Leopard Tortoise

Morla, the rescued Leopard Tortoise, was not being cared for properly. Given a poor diet of peas while growing led to pyramiding of the shell. Morla now has proper care, food, and enrichment such as going out for walks in the grass, visiting schools for education programs, and painting!

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Dumerils ground boa - AkomaNAGINI, Western Hognose

Nagini is a Western Hognose.

 

 

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Dumerils ground boa - AkomaNOCHE, Mexican Black Kingsnake

Noche is a Mexican Black Kingsnake.

 

 

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Dumerils ground boa - AkomaKHALEESI, Frilled Dragon

Khaleesi is a Frilled Dragon.

 

 

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Dumerils ground boa - AkomaMASIK, Savanna Monitor

Masik is a Savanna Monitor.

 

 

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