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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
Mexican Garter Snake - Thamnophis eques
‪Ball Python –‬Python regiu‪ –Wheeler‬

‪Burmese Python–‬Python molurus bivittatus‪– Amarillo‬

‪Western Diamondback Rattlesnake–‬Crotalus atrox‪–Atro

‪Hopi Rattlesnake
-Crotalus viridis nuntius - Talus
‪Puerto Rican Boa -Epicrates inornatus-Thing 1

‪Leopard Gecko – ‬Eublepharius macularius‪–Leo‬
Madagascar Giant Day Gecko - Phelsuma grandis
‪Gila Monster–‬Heloderma suspectum‪–Moses‬
‪Blue-tongue skink–‬Tiliqua scincoides‪–Quazimodo, Sheila‬
Jeweled Lacerta - Lacerta lepida-Mr. Billsworth
Egyptian Spiny-Tailed Lizard - Uromastyx aegypta
‪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– Kutoo, Beefcake‬
‪Galapagos Tortoise–‬Chelonoidis nigra
‪Radiated Tortoise – ‬Astrochelys radiate
‪Red-eared slider turtle–‬Trachemys scripta elegans‪–Rojo, Emy‬

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

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Mexican Gray Wolf SSP Website:

Gray Wolf

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary currently houses two incredibly rare Mexican Gray Wolves. This species is dwindling in the wild, but thanks to the Species Survival Plan (SSP), captive breeding programs and reintroductions into the wild have helped turn the tables. Please visit our partner website (by clicking on the photo) for more information on this amazing animal and what you can do to help!