Liberty Science Center's newest animal resident is the timber rattlesnake – and he seems to be adjusting quite nicely to his new home! A few days ago, the snake was caught shedding his skin in front of many visitors.
Timber rattlesnakes of this age (about 10 years old) shed their skin every couple of months, but they don't always do it when the public is around. That's why it was such a treat for our guests to see the shedding in action!
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The timber rattlesnake is just one of 110 species you can meet in our Eat and Be Eaten exhibit. Some of his neighbors include naked mole rats, cotton-top tamarin monkeys, and leaf-cutter ants.