The Zoo is pleased to announce
another conservation success with the recent hatchings of 16 endangered
Louisiana pine snakes. This snake is nonvenomous and spends 90 percent of its
time underground in self-dug burrows or those made by other animals. This
elusive snake can grow up to 7 feet in length. This species only breeds one
time each year, during the spring. Although this snake lays the largest eggs of
any North American snake, it produces the smallest number, usually only four or
five in a...