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Tuesday, 03 September 2013 13:24

Zoo welcomes endangered vipers

The St. Louis Zoo is welcoming some new, slithery residents.

Nine ocellate mountain vipers were born at the zoo August 16th. The vipers were thought to be extinct until they were rediscovered in Turkey in 1983. The St. Louis Zoo is only one of three zoos around the country that care for the viper.

The zoo is working with several organizations to ensure the survival of the highly endangered species. 

 

 

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