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1. Reptile Information for School Homework assignments
2. Other Educational Resources in RSA
3. What Is a Reptile? -
The idea of 4to40 was born out of the recognition that education itself is not enough. That it has a higher goal - of helping our children become better human beings. Intelligent and sensitive to their immediate social - political - cultural - ecological surroundings.
About snakes in general
All About Frogs.ORG
Learn all sorts of true, weird and wacky facts about frogs and toads!
What's the difference between a frog and a toad?
What do frogs sound like?
Life-cycles of the frog, and much much more!
American Alligator
The alligators are not an endangered species but they are legally protected.
They are classified as a threatened species because of their similarity in appearance to the American Crocodile, an endangered species.
Animal Diversity Web : Crocodilia
Crocodilians, along with birds, are the only survivors of the once-prevalent Archosauria. During the Mesozoic (245-65 million years ago) this group, including dinosaurs and other reptiles, dominated life on all continents and in the oceans.
Animal Planet
Bookmark this page! If you're a snake and reptile enthusiast, then this is the place for you. We broke down all of our snake, croc and lizard content for your convenience. We also placed icons next to some of the titles with video, audio or photo content.
Awesom Snakes
Some basic facts about snakes and detail on some common snakes, such as:-
Garter Snake, Black Snake, King Snake, Boa Constrictor, Python Copperhead, Water Moccasin, Rattlesnake and the Coral Snake.
Crocodiles by NOVA
Welcome to the companion site for the NOVA program "Crocodiles!," originally broadcast on April 28, 1998. The program, hosted by Sir David Attenborough, takes an up-close and personal look at the crocodile, a remarkable species that has survived virtually unchanged since the age of the dinosaurs. Here's what you'll find online.
Crocodilian Photo Gallery - : Florida Museum of Natural History
This gallery contains more than 120 photographs of 'Alligators', 'Caimans', 'Crocodiles', and 'Gharials'. Some of the photographs are great, some are not so great, all are Copyright © 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2006. They may be used for nonprofit, educational, and personal use of students, scholars and the public.
Dr. Jesus Rivas - work with Anacondas
Most of my experience has been with green iguanas and green anacondas, but I have also worked with other reptiles such as the Orinoco crocodile, spectacled caiman, and green sea turtles. My current research is with anacondas and was the topic of my dissertation at the University of Tennessee. I obtained my Ph. D. at the Laboratory of Reptile Ethology under the direction of Dr. Gordon Burghardt.
Eduscapes: Specific Snakes (Hundreds of links)
This index has links to a few hundred websites that contain information and photos of specific kinds of snakes:
Encarta on reptiles
Article Outline
Introduction; Physical Characteristics; Locomotion; Behavior; Reproduction and Life Cycle; Conservation Status
Enchanted - reptiles
Reptiles (meaning "to creep") are a group of animals that have scales (or modified scales), breathe air, and usually lay eggs.
Encyclopaedia Britannica - Snakes
Fangs of deadly venomous snakes - how they evolved
The fangs of most deadly venomous snakes are syringe-like. That is, they are long and thin, hollow and have a bevelled tip. Like a syringe, these fangs have evolved to deliver a liquid (venom) under pressure. Hence the venom can be delivered quickly in a rapid bite. But how did such fangs evolve?
Lizards, Snakes and Their Relatives on Digi Morph
Digital Morphology, part of the National Science Foundation Digital Libraries Initiative, develops and serves unique 2D and 3D visualizations of the internal and external structure of living and extinct vertebrates, and a growing number of 'invertebrates'.
National Geographic
The National Geographic Magazine, where you can search for a subject such as "reptiles" or "King Snake". etc
National Geographic Channel-The world of the Crocodilians
Nature : Animal Guide A - Z
How fast can a cheetah run? How far can a lemur leap? What's the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? Find out the answers to these and many other questions about your favorite animals. Search by letter of the alphabet below or by animal category.
O'Shea Big Adventure website
In the meantime explore some of the earlier ground breaking programmes, and don't forget to bookmark this site before you enter Mark O’Shea’s fascinating world of reptiles.
Rain Forest Zoo / Adventures
Reptiles and their kin have inhabited our planet for millions of years. The reptile family has both some of the largest, and smallest of living vertebrates on earth. All reptiles are cold-blooded (ectothermic) , an unfair term at best since the animals body temperatures often exceed that of any living mammal. The vast majority of reptiles lay eggs, while there are some that do give birth to live babies.
Reptile Discovery - The Reticulated Python
The reticulated python gets its name from the distinctive color and pattern on its scales. According to Webster’s Third New International Dictionary the word “reticulated” is an adjective defined as “having lines intercrossed, forming a network.” It is also known as the regal python (regal is a word that refers to a king). Its scientific name is Python reticulatus.
Simon's Snake website
Welcome! This site is all about educating new and beginning snake owners. If you just got a snake or want to know more about keeping snakes, I recommend seeing my section on Snake Care. There is also a section on the myths and realities of Giant Snakes.
Southern Reptile Education - BW Smith - USA
B.W Smiths site. Lots of pictures of various snakes.
The Life Cycle of a Snake (under 10 years)
Yahooligans! Animals

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