Nine endangered vipers born at the St. Louis Zoo
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Nine venomous baby ocellate mountain vipers were born at the St. Louis Zoo this August. This is an impostant event for the species. It is native to Northen Turkey and was thought to be extinct for 140 years. It was rediscovered in 1983.
The snake has a pattern of orangish-brown spots. This helps the snake blend in to its natural mountainous surroundings.
European snake collectors have been scouping the snakes up ever since it was re-discovered. According to the St. Louis Zoo this can be a threat to the survival of the species.
Learn more: StLouisZoo.org
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