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The Key to Infection Resistance in Dragon’s Blood?

Scientists are Entering The Dragons Lair! What might sound like something straight out of a Sci-Fi movie is reality for today's scientists who claim that the blood of Komodo dragons is filled with 48 proteins called antimicrobial peptides, an  infection defense produced by all living creatures, that one day may be used in drugs to protect humans. What's so special [...]

Extinct Species of Tortoise Getting a Second Chance

How Science is Bringing Back a 160-year-old Extinct Species At New England Reptile Shows, it’s our mission to bring you closer to exotic, and often misunderstood, species. Our audiences always come away from our shows with a new fascination and appreciation for these incredible creatures. One of such creature is the tortoise. It just so happens that there was a [...]

November 25th, 2018|Floreana tortoise|

Reptiles are not Christmas Gifts

We get calls quite often from those who have pet reptiles, but can no longer care for them because it’s a snake that has gotten to large, or a bearded dragon who can no longer walk due to a lack of calcium in their diet. It’s simply heart breaking to see these beautiful animals in pain and without the proper [...]

A Deadly Python Attack

How Can You Protect Yourself? In honor of Halloween, think of things that scare you most, those creepy crawlies or things that go bump in the night. . . Or what about things that hiss and slither? Of course we’re talking about snakes. Nothing strikes more fear in the hearts of people with snake phobias. The truth is, if you [...]

October 23rd, 2018|Reticulated python|

Iguanas on the Brink

Iguanas are found in Mexico, Central and South America, the Galápagos Islands, on some of the Caribbean islands, Fiji and Madagascar. "Today, many of the 44 species of iguanas are threatened with extinction, some with wild populations numbering less than 200 individuals." Says the International Iguana Foundation. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), iguanas are among the most [...]

December 30th, 2017|Iguanas, Marine Iguana|

New Year’s Resolution: Finally Get Over My Fear Of Snakes!

"Ophidiophobia or ophiophobia is a particular type of specific phobia, the abnormal fear of snakes. It is sometimes called by a more general term, herpetophobia, fear of reptiles and/or amphibians." You may be thinking to yourself , "abnormal fear?" The truth is that the fear of snakes is one of the most common phobias to have but many of those [...]