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...

Bobwhite Quail

Scientific Name: Colinus virginianus. Bobwhite quail are small, ground-dwelling birds of the fowl family. Adults stand six to seven inches tall and weigh six to seven ounces. Males have a black and white striped head, while females have a brown and white striped head...

Blue and Gold Macaw

Scientific Name: Ara ararauna.  Blue and gold macaws are found in the swamps and forests of South America. Their diet includes nuts, seeds, and fruits. In the wild, macaws help promote forest growth by dropping seeds as they eat, thus spreading seeds throughout the...

White-tailed Deer

Odocoileus Virginianus  Here at SciWorks, we have two white-tailed deer living in the Forest Edge Habitat located in our Environmental Park.  Megan, a doe, was born around 2003 and Buddy, a buck, was born in 2012. Both deer were imprinted as fawns and are unable to be...

Corn Snake

Scientific Name: Elaphe guttata. The corn snake is a non-venomous species that ranges from 24 to 72 inches in length. A patterned snake, often confused for the venomous copperhead, corn snakes may have a base color of orange, brownish-yellow, or gray with a pattern of...