The carapace of the Aldabra Giant Tortoise is a tan colour with a high, domed shape. It has stocky, heavily scaled legs to support its heavy body.
The “slider” part of their name comes from their ability to slide off rocks and logs and into the water quickly.
This iguana is native to the island of Jamaica and is the island’s largest land animal reaching a body length of 150 cm or more.
The Green Iguana can be found across South and Central America as well as throughout the Caribbean.
The Spiny-Tailed Iguana has a dark heavy body with a shorter tail ringed with rows of sharp curved spines.
The Cuban Rock Iguana is usually grey in colour stripped or mottles with tan and has tan head and tail.
The Jamaican Boa is endemic to Jamaica, meaning it is found only in Jamaica and nowhere else.
Cuban Boas are silver grey in colour, patterned with saddles, blotches and spots of reddish brown to black.
A Ball Python has a flat head and boxy snout with black and pale stripes on the face and black stripes forming a mask over the eyes.
The Burmese Python on display in the snake exhibit at the Hope Zoo is labelled ‘Blondie 2’ and is actually an Albino Burmese Python.