Reptile & Amphibian House
Meet Some of Our Reptiles and Amphibians
About the Reptile & Amphibian House
See some of the world’s most venomous snakes and exotic amphibians in the Reptile & Amphibian House! Just outside the building, visit Smaug, one of the Zoo’s resident (and very large) Komodo dragons. Inside, you’ll see Blanco, one of only fourteen white alligators in existence. You can also learn about snakes in Texas – and you surely won’t be able to miss some of the world’s largest, like the reticulated and Burmese pythons. The dart frogs also aren’t hard to find, colored with beautiful, bright jewel tones. There are over 900 animals representing more than 140 species of reptiles and 40 species of amphibians – can you find them all?
Behind the Scenes
Judith is the supervisor of the Herpetology Department. She has been at the Zoo since 1991 and still loves coming to work every day.
A Fantastic Leaf-Tailed Gecko hatched in the spring of 2014. In the wild they are from Madagascar, an island with many unique plants and animals.
Smaug is the largest (and most famous) of the Komodo dragons residing at the Houston Zoo. Serving as a guest favorite, Smaug loves to pose for pictures.