Introducing Animals: Reptiles

Certificate Course
CEUs: 0.4
Clock Hours: 4Hr 30Min
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In this course collection, keepers, interpreters, guides, and docents can explore the fascinating life of reptiles—as the San Diego Zoo Global Academy presents three new modules in Introducing Animals, our series about animal species and other taxonomic groups. The individual modules allow for a more focused approach to the material, as each takes a narrower scope. Each module includes self-assessment opportunities and its own mastery test. Reptiles 1 explores the physical characteristics, distribution, and habitats of the reptiles: snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises, crocodilians, and tuataras. In Reptiles 2, learners investigate what—and how—reptiles eat, as well as which animals prey on various reptiles, and how reptiles avoid being eaten. This module also covers thermoregulation, locomotion, behavior, and communication. The third and final course in the series, Reptiles 3, explores the fascinating world of reptile reproduction and investigates the conservation status of reptiles, threats to reptile species, and how conservationists are helping. The module concludes with a look at some examples of how we can all participate in reptile conservation.