Animals Reptiles & Amphibians

Animals Reptiles & Amphibians

Louisiana Pine Snake


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Pituophis ruthveni
PROFILE:

The Louisiana pine snake is a beautiful, glossy brown, and patterned non-venomous snake. Unfortunately, due to the loss of long-leaf pine habitat, this species is possibly one of the most endangered snakes in the United States. The Dallas Zoo and other Texas zoos are involved in a breeding program to help boost the wild population of this animal.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Reptile, Squamata (snakes and lizards); non-venomous
NATIVE TO:
North America: Louisiana and east Texas
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Endangered
DIET:
Carnivore
LIFESPAN:
Up to 20+ years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Unknown in the wild
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