Ball Python

Ball Python

Due to heat sensing pits located along the upper jaw, ball pythons can easily find prey in complete darkness. The pits open at different angles which allows the snake to tell what direction warmth is coming from.

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You can help us care for our animals and connect visitors of all ages to wildlife and wild places by making a tax-deductible donation to Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.  A donation of any size makes a tremendous difference. 

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Attn:  Development Department
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo
1 Conservation Place
Syracuse, NY 13204

Or feel to call us at (315) 435-8511 x132 to make a contribution by credit card over the phone.

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