San Diego Zoo - Reptile House

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San Diego Zoo - Reptile House
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:17 PM »
Reptile House

One of the most popular destinations at the San Diego Zoo is its Reptile House, located in the Discovery Outpost area.

A reptile house has existed at the zoo since 1922, which operated out of the International Harvester Building left over from the 1915 Panama Exposition in Balboa Park. Then, in 1936, a new, much larger, reptile house was constructed, which exists to this day.

Guests have always been fascinated with snakes and reptiles, and the zoo's collection is one of the largest in the world.

Banded Rock Rattlesnake, from southwestern United States to northern central Mexico.

Banded Water Cobra, from central and western Africa.

Blue Tree Monitor, from New Guinea.

Blue Tree Monitor

Boelen's Python, from New Guinea.

Boelen's Python

Caiman Lizard, from South America.

Chinese Crocodile Lizard, from China and Viet Nam.

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, from southeastern United States.

Emerald Monitor, from New Guinea.

Eyelash Palm Pit Viper, from central America through northern South America.

Fijian Banded Iguana, from the forests of Fiji.

Fijian Banded Iguana

Gila Monster, from southern Nevada and Utah to northern Mexico.

Gray's Monitor, from the Philippines.

Green Anaconda, from northern South America.

Green Crested Basilisk, from Handuras to Panama.

Green Tree Boa, from New Guinea and northeastern Australia.

Indian Rock Python, from India.

Madagascar Tree Boa, from Madagascar.

Mang Mountain Pit Viper, from China.

A pair of amorous Merten's Water Monitors, from Australia.

Mexican Beaded Lizard, from Mexico.

Mexican Lance-headed Rattlesnake, from central Mexico.

Monocellate Cobra, from southeast Asia.

Northwest Neotropical Rattlesnake, from southwestern Mexico.

Philippine Sail-finned Lizard, from the forests of the Philippines.

Philippine Sail-finned Lizard

Philippine Sail-finned Lizard

Shingleback Skink, from Australia.

South American Green Snake, from Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay.

Timor Python, from Indonesia.

West African Green Mamba, from the rain forests of western Africa.

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, from southwest and northern Mexico.

Woma, from Australia.

To the left of the Reptile House is the largest living species of lizard.

Housed in a separate enclosure is the Komodo Dragon.

The Komodo Dragon can grow up to a maximum of 10 feet and weigh over 150 lbs.

The Komodo Dragon can be found on the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar.

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Re: San Diego Zoo - Reptile House
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 01:58 PM »
Here are a couple of new residents at the Reptile House.

Catalina Island Rattlesnake, from Isla Santa Catalina in the Gulf of California, Mexico.

Rowley's Palm Pit Viper, found in the forests of Mexico.