Friday, June 26, 2009

Wild World of Reptiles

Coming Soon! Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles Show!

Earn a ticket to this performance at the Park Forest Public Library on July 30 by advancing to the third level in the Read on the Wild Side! summer reading program.

Want to learn more about reptiles? Check out these great slithery sites of information.
Dave DiNaso has always had a passion for wildlife. As a child he spent many summers at his family's cottage catching every critter imaginable. He's been hooked ever since. Over the years he has cared for hundreds of different species of reptiles, from the pet store variety such as iguanas and pythons to some of the most dangerous including alligators, crocodiles rattlesnakes and cobras. He has also owned, raised and rehabilitated many types of local mammals including racoons, opossums, skunks, squirrels and bats. Most recently, Dave worked with a television crew in Florida filming the abundant wildlife in the Everglades National Park. He helped relocate twenty Nile crocodiles from Tampa to a crocodile farm in Homestead Florida. In addition to the Crocs, he handled some of the worlds most dangerous snakes and lizards including black mambas, king cobras, cottonmouths, several species of rattlesnakes and gila monsters. Future plans include a trip to the Galapagos Islands and an expedition to the Guadalupe Islands to film great white sharks.
Videos, games, pet care information, species profiles, and more. Sponsored by the Animal Network.
Take the Sea Turtle Quiz, learn about King Cobras, check out the Rattlesnakes Photo Gallery. A fun project on this web site is the Wildlife Filmmaker -- put together your own nature film with animal clips, sound, and more and then share with friends. Sponsored by National Geographic.
Looking for a specific reptile? This is one of the biggest databases you will find. Last updated January 2009 with a Summer 2009 update expected. Over 8,000 species listed. this site is for the serious reptile enthusiast, and does not advocate reptiles as casual pets.
Caution reports from the Center for Infectious Diseases regarding pet ownership.


  1. The Galapagos Islands are the most incredible living museum of evolutionary changes, with a huge variety of exotic species (birds, land animals, plants) and landscapes not seen anywhere else.

  2. Galapagos Islands are the best museum with a variety of species not seen anywhere