Louisiana Pine Snake Release

Louisiana Pine Snake Release

Fort Worth Zoo releases 23 Louisiana pine snakes - one of the rarest snake species in North America - into the wild

 

 
On Earth Day, 50 Louisiana pine snakes were released in to the Kisatchie National Forest – 23 of those released hatched at the Zoo. The Louisiana pine snake is one of the rarest snakes in North America, and the Fort Worth Zoo is one of only four breeding centers for this species. This was the fifth release the Zoo has participated in, and the 63rd pine snake released in Zoo history. It was an exciting moment for the Zoo and partners U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Alexandria Zoo and Memphis Zoo.