Animals Reptiles & Amphibians
The Dallas Zoo is one of the few zoos in the United States that exhibits the rare and interesting tuatara. They look very similar to a lizard, but this unique animal is in an order all to itself! Their closest relatives went extinct millions of years ago, earning the tuatara the status of a living fossil. The two remaining species of tuatara can be found on small islands in New Zealand where they are threatened by predation from introduced domestic animals.