Colubrids
Colubrids
Deserts
ABout Colubrids

COLUBRIDS ARE FOUND ON EVERY CONTINENT EXCEPT ANTARCTICA.

They have long, cylinder-shaped narrow bodies, variations in color, no appendages and small heads. Some species have elongated, grooved teeth in the back of the upper jaw. The colubrids live in woodlands, wetlands, and grasslands.

Who’s at the Zoo: Florida Pine Snake, Gray- Banded Kingsnake, and Chicago Garter Snake

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FACTS & STATISTICS
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Average Size
Up to 9 feet long, weigh up to 9 pounds
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Native Region
Southeastern Canada and South America
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eating habits
Rodents, eggs, other snakes and birds
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Conservation Status?
Unlisted to threatened, depending on species
Conservation Efforts for Colubrid

What can you do?

Everyone has the power to help save wild things and wild places. That power is your individual voice, your awareness and your actions. So in addition to visiting the Zoo and meeting our animal ambassadors, here are a few simple suggestions that will help save their counterparts in the wild.

  • When you’re out in nature, watch out for our scaly friends. Be mindful when you’re stepping off marked trails and pay close attention to areas where snakes like to hide, like fallen trees and stumps. They’re more afraid of us than we are of them.
Come see for yourself.

Look no further. Connect with our amazing animals and learn about the wild places they come from.

Where are they at the Zoo?
The Colubrids are located in the Desert Dome.
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