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Our Animals

fox3Animal residents at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary do not tell the typical zoo story. All animals at this sanctuary have been rescued from other locations and have a lesson to teach. They include a tiger who was rescued from a facility that closed; a black bear who came to the sanctuary as a cub when his mother was mistakenly shot by a hunter; a mountain lion who was kept as a pet; and a gray fox who was rescued from a pool.

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary also has a prestigious role as participant in the American Zoo and Aquarium Association’s Species Survival Plan for the critically endangered Mexican Gray Wolf. After a 20-year absence in the wild, this animal is being reintroduced to its former range following a successful captive breeding program. The sanctuary is a housing facility for wolves not yet ready for release.

Reptiles

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Red-tailed Boa – Boa constrictor ortoni – Darlin & Pierce‬
‪Solomon Island Boa – ‬Candoia carinata ‪– Saul‬
Rainbow Boa - Epicrates cenchria - Saki
Amazon Tree Boa - Corallus hortulanus
‪Corn Snake –‬Elaphe guttata‪– Eby‬
‪California Kingsnake –‬Lampropeltis getula california‪ –Moondoggie‬
‪Arizona Mountain Kingsnake – ‬Lampropeltis pyromelana‪–Sonora & Durango‬
‪Desert Kingsnake ‬–Lampropeltis getula spledida‪–Reggie‬
‪Gopher Snake–‬Pituophis catenifer‪– Glide
‪Ball Python –‬Python regiu‪ –Wheeler‬

‪Burmese Python–‬Python molurus bivittatus‪– Amarillo‬

‪Western Diamondback Rattlesnake–‬Crotalus atrox‪–Victor‬
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‪Hopi Rattlesnake
-Crotalus viridis nuntius - Talus
‪Puerto Rican Boa -Epicrates inornatus-Thing 1

‪Western Hognose–‬Heterodon nasicus‪–Testy‬
‪Leopard Gecko – ‬Eublepharius macularius‪–Leo‬
‪Gila Monster–‬Heloderma suspectum‪–Moses‬
‪Blue-tongue skink–‬Tiliqua scincoides‪–Quazimodo, Sheila‬
‪Bearded Dragon–‬Pongona vitticeps‪–Crepe‬
‪‪Green Iguana–‬Iguana iguana‪– Guido‬
Rhino Iguana-Cyclura comuta-Reina & Riggs
American Alligator-Alligator mississippiensis
‪Desert Tortoise–‬Gopherus agassizii‪–Agave, Gopher, Lady & Laurel
‪Sulcata Tortoise – ‬Geochelone sulcata‪–Zach, Kutoo, Beefcake‬
‪Galapagos Tortoise–‬Chelonoidis nigra
‪Radiated Tortoise – ‬Astrochelys radiate
‪Red-eared slider turtle–‬Trachemys scripta elegans‪–Rojo, Emy‬

‪Tiger Salamander–‬Ambystoma tigrinus‪–Wayne‬
‪Fire-bellied toad–‬Bombina orientalis-Croaker & Bellow

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Mexican Wolf Website

95020333 Check out this news clip of the HPZS wolves for 2013 Lobo Week!

 

Zoo by Moonlight

Come see the nocturnal animals at the Sanctuary by the light of the moon!  Bring a flashlight to see the animals after dark.

Every Full Moon from 8pm to 9:30pm

Special Admission Prices $5 for non-members, $3 for members, children under 3 are free.

2014 Zoo by Moonlight Dates:

June 13

July 12

August 10

September 9

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