A Prehensile-tailed Skink (aka: Solomon Island Skink, Monkey-tailed Skink), is the largest known arboreal skink. The skink is one of a few species of reptiles to live in a social group, or circulus. The prehensile-tailed skink is not endangered, although the Solomon Islands government has regulated trade to avoid over-collection for the pet industry.


Ball Python

The ball python is a nonvenomous python species found in sub-Saharan Africa. This is the smallest of the African pythons and is popular in the pet trade, largely due to its typically docile temperament.

California Desert Tortoise

The desert tortoise is one of the most elusive inhabitants of the desert, spending up to 95% of its life underground. The desert tortoise lives in a variety of habitats. California’s state reptile is the desert tortoise. Once common throughout the Mojave and Sonoran desert of California, Nevada, and Arizona, desert tortoise populations have declined by an estimated 90 percent in the last 20 years. As the human population in these areas increases, the tortoise population has decreased.



Geckos are reptiles and are found on all the continents except Antarctica. There are many species of geckos. Most geckos cannot blink, but they often lick their eyes to keep them clean and moist.

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