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African Spurred Tortoise (Geochelone sulcata)
The African Spurred Tortoise (Geochelone sulcata) is a species of tortoise which inhabits the southern edge of the Sahara desert, in northern Africa. Their diet provides them with water, and they coat their skin with mud when available to cool off. When mud wallows are not available, they retreat to cooler burrows. Spurred tortoises are important to deserts because their burrows provide shelter for other animals. They do not hibernate, like many other types of tortoises, due to their natural environment being so close to the equator. They love to dig, and make very long burrows, often much dam...
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Location: Turtles
Paso Fino
Paso Fino Breed Description
The history of this noble animal began in Spain where the chance mix of breeds sparked the seed that became one of the world's finest riding horses. Moorish occupation of the Spanish countryside brought with it the Berber horse, also known as the Barb, an animal that had a strong genetic impact on equine development throughout Europe, North Africa, and the New World. Interbreeding with native stock produced the delicately gaited Spanish Jennet. They were subsequently bred with the Andalusian.
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Location: Horses & Ponies
Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
Order: Squamata, Family: Colubridae
This is a common and abundant species throughout North America. It is the most common of the many species of garter snakes. It is the only snake species in Alaska, and ranges further north there and in Canada than any other North American reptile. In the east it occurs all the way south to Florida and Texas, but is absent from the arid southwest.
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Brown Water Snake (Nerodia taxispilota)
Order: Squamata, Family: Colubridae
Nearctic: Brown water snakes are found in southeastern North America, along the Coastal Plain from Virginia south through the lowlands of the Carolinas, most of Georgia, all of Florida and southern Alabama.
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Tortoises and Turtles
A variety of Australian freshwater turtles share an enclosure with three enormous Aldabra land tortoises at the Australia Zoo. The zoo has four species of freshwater turtle: Brisbane short-necked turtles, saw-shelled turtles, long-necked turtles and broad-shelled turtles. They have many characteristics in common; for example, they all live along the east coast of Australia and feed mainly on insects, crustaceans and fish.
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Location: Turtles


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