Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis Stagmomantis carolina The praying mantis is an insect found in temperate and tropical habitats worldwide, with 2400 species making up the order Mantodea. The mantis’ upper body, called the prothorax, is flexible and allows for a wide range of movement...

Marine Toad

Marine Toad Scientific Name: Bufo marinus The range of the marine toad is from northern South America through Central America, and has been introduced to other areas including Hawaii, Florida, and Australia. These toads can grow up to ten inches in width and can live...

Bearded Dragon

Bearded Dragons are a medium-sized lizard that generally grows to be 13-24 inches in length, including their tail.  They are named for their beard which is an expandable dewlap with spiky scales. They have a broad triangular head, round bodies, stout legs, and robust...

Ball Python

Scientific Name: Python regius. Ball pythons are native to Central and Western Africa and are equally comfortable on the ground and in trees. They are crepuscular meaning they are active around dawn and dusk. These snakes derive their name due to their habit of...

African Cichlid

Scientific Name: Cichlidae. Cichlids are a group of tropical freshwater fish that can be extremely vibrant in their coloration. Colors such as black, white, yellow, orange, silver, blue, green, or red are known to exist. There are over one-thousand species in Africa...

Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches

Scientific Name: Gromphadorhina Portentosa. Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches are shiny brown and oval shaped insects. They are one of the world’s largest cockroaches reaching, two to three inches at maturity. They do not have wings and they have a single pair of...