New population of nearly extinct Madagascar Chameleon Discovered!
Scientist have discovered a new population of the Belalanda Chameleon (furcifer belanlandaensis), boosting hope for one of Madagascar’s rarest chameleons.
Blue-Tongue Skinks are omnivores, consuming about 60% plant matter and 40% animal matter (according to Melissa Kaplan’s herp care collection).Â When these cool creatures are babies (being viviparous, they give birth to live young ), they can be started on mealworms, redworms, small crickets, and pinkie mice.Â Make sure to addÂ a calcium/vitamin D supplement to their food and provide a variety nutritious diet.Â They are also diurnal and sleep when you sleep. When they reach adulthood, skinks can reach up to 20 inches long and can live in captivity between 10 – 20 years.Â This skink was easy to handle, very docile and gentle. Â
On December 1, 2009 – Singapore Zoo welcomes newest addition to the Komodo dragon family, the first in 34 years.
The Mighty Komodo Dragon… at Its Tiniest: Born on November 15, 2009
The Singapore Zoo has hatched the first baby Komodo Dragon in it’s 34 year history. Here you get a rare glimpse at the world’s heaviest lizard at it’s very smallest: just hatched! At this size the apex predator of the the Indonesian isles looks pretty harmless but in adulthood wild Komodo Dragons grow up to 10ft long and eat deer or even buffalo!
ZooBorns. “The Mighty Komodo Dragon…at Its Tiniest” December 2, 2009. Online. Available at http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2009/12/the-might-komodo-dragon-at-its-smallest.html.
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