Alligator Snapper

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Class Reptilia
Order Testudines
Family Chelydridae
Binomial Macrochelys temminckii*
Wikipedia Alligator Snapper
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The zoo has one Alligator Snapper, Bob, who is Tropical Discovery favorite- especially for children. Although it is impossible to be certain due to his wild birth, Bob is believed to be one of the the oldest animals at the zoo.

In 2013 keepers became concerned with a lack of appetite Bob was showing. After several months monitoring his health, Bob was returned to exhibit in January 2014.


*The genus on the sign, Macroclemys, is a synonym for Macrochelys.