Armenian Viper

These are called true vipers, as opposed to pit vipers like rattlesnakes, since they lack heat-sensing pits. These animals live on rocky slopes with sparse vegetation.

  • Scientific Name: Montivipera raddei
  • Range: Armenia and Turkey
  • Status in the Wild: Threatened
  • Location in the Zoo: Reptiles and Amphibians Building
  • Cool Animal Fact: Babies are born live, not from eggs.