Fort Worth, TX Zoo releases 55 rare snakes into the wild - FaunaClassifieds
  Tired of those Google and InfoLink ads? Upgrade Your Membership!
  Inside FaunaClassifieds  Photo Gallery  

Go Back   FaunaClassifieds > Reptile & Amphibian - General Discussion Forums > Herps In The News


Herps In The News Local or national articles where reptiles or amphibians have made it into the news media. Please cite sources.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-08-2023, 06:46 PM   #1
Fort Worth, TX Zoo releases 55 rare snakes into the wild

Pretty cool! Video of release at link.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Fifty-five snakes of a rare breed, which were hatched and raised at the Fort Worth Zoo, were released into the wild, zoo officials said.

The Fort Worth Zoo said it released 55 Louisiana pine snakes in the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana. The Louisiana pine snake is one of the rarest species of snakes in North America, and the Fort Worth Zoo is one of only four breeding centers for this species, zoo officials said in a release.

It was the zoo's seventh annual release and the most snakes released in one year, they said. The Fort Worth Zoo said two of its partners, Ellen Trout Zoo and Memphis Zoo, were also releasing more snakes this week.

More than 90% of the snake’s historic habitat is gone, making it one of the most endangered snakes in North America, according to the zoo. The species' population is threatened by logging and wood harvesting in its forest habitat.

Join now to reply to this thread or open new ones for your questions & comments! is the largest online community about Reptile & Amphibians, Snakes, Lizards and number one classifieds service with thousands of ads to look for. Registration is open to everyone and FREE. Click Here to Register!


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FORT WORTH MacGaboon The Welcome Room & New Member Intros 5 12-23-2016 09:39 PM
[For Sale] 1.0 '15 Mex. Bairds Ratsnake Fort Worth Zoo Line sjohn Cornsnakes & Ratsnakes 0 11-07-2015 08:51 PM
[For Sale] Fort Worth Zoo Mexican Baird's Ratsnakes sjohn Cornsnakes & Ratsnakes 1 10-10-2014 10:48 PM
[For Sale] Mexican Bairds-Fort Worth Zoo Line sjohn Cornsnakes & Ratsnakes 0 10-10-2013 08:09 AM
brian from fort worth MacGaboon Bureau of Missing Persons 0 06-16-2009 05:53 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:26 PM.

Fauna Top Sites

Powered by vBulletin® Version
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.04293489 seconds with 10 queries
Content copyrighted 2002-2022, FaunaClassifieds, LLC