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Animals We Care For

We care for many different animals in the EARTH Discovery Center and in the zoo. Many of the species below are used in our live presentations and ZooMobiles. Note: Not all animals listed below are on display in the zoo.
  = Animal that may be used for ZooMobile program 
*Please note that animals without the van icon cannot be requested for ZooMobile presentations.

We try our best to provide a unique assortment of animals, however certain animals may not be available on certain days.


African Crested Porcupine

African Pygmy Hedgehog

Brown Rat


Common Marmoset

Domestic Ferret

Less Hedgehog Tenrec

Northern Tamandua

Red Kangaroo

Small-eared Galago

South American Coati

Southern Three Banded Armadillo

Striped Skunk

Sugar Glider

Two-toed Sloth

Virginia Opossum


African Fat-Tailed Gecko

American Alligator

Argentine Black & White Tegu

Asian Water Monitor

Ball Python

Bearded Dragon

Blue Tongued Skink

Box Turtle

Burmese Python (Albino)

Corn Snake

Crested Gecko

Dumeril’s Boa

Five-Keeled Spiny Tail Iguana

Frilled Lizard

Green Iguana

Japanese Pond Turtle

Leopard Gecko

Leopard Tortoise

Madagascar Giant Day Gecko

Mexican Black Kingsnake

Painted Turtle

Rainbow Boa

Red Footed Tortoise

Red tail Boa Constrictor

Red Eared Slider

Sand Boa

Saharan Uromastyx

Sinaloan Milksnake

Snake Neck Turtle

Sulcata Tortoise

Snow Corn Snake

Western Hognose Snake

Woma Python

Birds, Amphibians, & Invertebrates


Blue and Gold Macaw

Yellow Naped amazon Parrot



Cane Toads

Golden Dart Frog

Horned Frog

Kaiser’s Spotted Newt


Death Feigning Beetles

Flat Rock Scorpion

Giant African Millipede

Florida Ivory Millipedes

Forest Scorpion

Ghost Mantids

Golden Kneed Tarantula

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Rose-Haired Tarantula

Salmon Pink Bird Eater Tarantula


Located at Southwick’s Zoo

2 Southwick’s Street

Mendon, MA 01756



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