Did You Know?
Magellanic penguins are named after Ferdinand Magellan who first discovered them in 1519.
This heavy-bodied snake is colorful with reddish brown blotches outlined in cream or gold overlaying a ground color of pale tan, yellowish brown or gray. The lighter phase subspecies, the Indian Python, is paler in color and smaller.
The Burmese python is a non-venomous constrictor, and has infrared sensing organs near the mouth to aid in location of warm-blooded prey. Nocturnal hunters, the pupils of the eyes expand to allow in more light. Burmese Pythons spend the majority of their time hidden in the underbrush. In the northern parts of its range it may brumate for some months during the cold season in a hollow tree, a hole in the riverbank or under rocks.
Our python was a private donation in 2004, and was captive born.