• Conservation Connection: Narrow-headed Gartersnake

    2 monthes ago - By Phoenix Zoo

    By Carrie Flood
    Aren't giraffes cool? They're regal, unapologetically lovely, and SUPER important to the functioning of a healthy Savanna habitat.
    We like them, too. That's why we breed and release snakes.
    Wait, what? AGAIN with the snakes??
    Yup.
    Regular readers of my posts may be asking themselves why I'm always on about snakes. What can I say? I'm a sucker for an underdog, and narrow-headed gartersnakes are an underdog if there ever was one.
    Native to the rocky creeks of central Arizona and New Mexico, the narrow-headed gartersnake is well adapted to its semiaquatic lifestyle. It uses...
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