Reptiles

Chinese Alligator

Chinese Alligator

This small and secretive alligator is found only in one small part of China, along the banks of the Yangtze River. The teeth of Chinese alligators are well adapted for crushing, as they feed extensively on crustaceans and molluscs.

Coachwhip Snake

Coachwhip Snake

One of the largest snakes in America, the coachwhip is found across the southern part of the US and northern Mexico, where it mainly occupies arid habitats. The coachwhip is perhaps the fastest snake in North America.

Copperhead

Copperhead

Copperheads are also called highland moccasins, being closely related to water moccasins (cottonmouths). Copperheads are less aquatic than their close relatives, although they do occasionally enter water.

Corn Snake

Corn Snake

Corn snakes range from New Jersey to Florida and across to central Texas. They are most common in the south-eastern United States. These snakes live in woodland and meadows, and they are at also home around rural and suburban settlements.

Cottonmouth

Cottonmouth

Cottonmouths, or water moccasins, are among the most venomous of all North American snakes. Although they rarely bite people, they are still persecuted and often killed on sight, along with many harmless water snakes, with which they are frequently confused.

Crocodile

Crocodile

The crocodiles, alligators and caimans and the single species of gavial are the 3 families which together make up this order. Crocodilia are the most direct evolutionary descendants of the archosaurs, the dominant animal life forms from 190 to 65 million years ago.

Cuban Crocodile

Cuban Crocodile

This crocodile has the smallest range of any species. It is only found in northwestern Cuba. It was once found in other parts of the Greater Antilles, such as the Caymans and Bahamas, but is now extinct outside of Cuba.

Dwarf Caiman

Dwarf Caiman

The dwarf caiman, also known as Cuvier's dwarf caiman, is the smallest of all crocodile species. It lives throughout the Amazon Basin, from the foothills of the Andes in the east to the Atlantic in the west, and from Venezuela in the north to Paraguay in the south.

Dwarf Crocodile

Dwarf Crocodile

The dwarf caiman, also known as Cuvier's dwarf caiman, is the smallest of all crocodile species. It lives throughout the Amazon Basin, from the foothills of the Andes in the east to the Atlantic in the west, and from Venezuela in the north to Paraguay in the south.

Eastern Coral Snake

Eastern Coral Snake

One of the only two elapids in North America the Eastern coral snake is a highly colorful species, with red, black and yellow or white bands ringing its body. The bright markings on the bodies of these highly poisonous snakes may serve as a warning.