Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Aruba island rattlesnake


We just learned about Mexican Lance-Headed Rattlesnake.

Another type of snake is the Aruba island rattlesnake also known as crotalus durissus unicolor.

This snake only lives on the small island named Aruba, which is in the Caribbean just north of Venezuela.

It is an endangered species, with only around 250 of these snakes left in the whole world.
The area they live in is very small, and humans keep moving closer and closer to where they live.
It is also illegal to take them out of the country, so they can't go live somewhere else.
Many zoos are working together to help bring back more of these snakes.


(from: wikipedia - crotalus durissus unicolor)


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