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...

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...

Northern Walkingsticks

Scientific Name: Diapheromera femorata. Northern Walkingsticks grow over 3 1/2 inches long, with males being smaller than females. Walkingsticks have long, skinny bodies which closely resembles twigs or stems of plants. Males are brown, females are greenish-brown....

Gopher Tortoise

Scientific Name: Gopherus polyphemus.  Gopher tortoises live in dry, sandy, upland, and coastal areas of the southeastern United States. Sand hills, roadsides, beaches, coastal dunes, and barrier islands are just some of their natural habitat. They prefer areas with...