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The Brookfield Zoo

I took a trip to Chicago in 2005 to see their zoological institutions. The Brookfield Zoo was a highlight because I had never visited it prior to this trip. Unfortunately, at the time I visited, the reptile house was thinning out its collection to prepare for renovations and it was not as large as I had hoped for. Below are photographs of some of the species in the reptile house. Contact me at before using any of these photographs.

Chinese crocodile lizard (Shinisaurus crocodilurus)

Blue poison dart frog (Dendrobates azureus)

Frilled dragon
(Chlamydosaurus kingii)

Galapagose giant tortoise (Geochelone elephantopus)

Western green toad
(Bufo debilis)

Green tree monitor (Varanus prasinus) and its enclosure.

Green tree monitor
(Varanus prasinus)

Green tree monitor
(Varanus prasinus)

Western green toad
(Bufo debilis)

Rhinoceros Igauana
(Cyclura cornuta)

Green tree python (Chondropython viridis)

King cobra
(Ophiophagus hannah)

From Madagascar, Grandidier's Frog (Mantidactylus grandidieri).

Grandidier's Frog
(Mantidactylus grandidieri)

Rhinoceros Viper
(Bitis nasicornis)

Sungazer (Cordylus species)

Sungazer (Cordylus species). Notice the strong UV lighting.

An enclosure housing tomato frogs (Dyscophus antongilli).

Waxy monkey tree frog (Phyllomedusina sauvagi)

A zoo keeper feeding a caiman.

Two-striped forest pit viper (Bothriopsis bilineata)