Michael G. Starkey

Mark Your Calendars for the Venomous Herpetology Symposium

The First Annual Venomous Herpetology Symposium will be held on September 8-9, 2018, at Zoo Miami. Co-hosted by the Eastern Diamondback Conservation Foundation and Save The Snakes, this symposium will cover topics in exotic and native venomous husbandry, field research, toxinology, and genetics. If you love venomous snakes, this is not an event you want …

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indigo snake

Meet the Lords of the Forest and Those Working to Save Them from Extinction

The eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon couperi) is a large, black, non-venomous species of snake that lives in the southeastern United States. The indigo snake is endemic to this region, which means it can be found nowhere else in the world. It’s a stunningly beautiful animal, but like many other wildlife species, it is endangered. Fortunately, …

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