The Discovery Room at Westmoor Park is home to some of our amphibians, reptiles, and other critters, as well as our seasonal exhibits. Come in to visit with “Penny” the parrot and “Corny” the snake,and larn something new about the natural world each time you come in!
“Penny” - Tropical Sun Conure
A type of small parrot, the Sun Conure is a very sociable and colorful bird native to Mexico and Venezuela. Penny eats a tropical seed mix, in addition to fresh fruit like grapes and melon. Although Penny cannot speak English as some parrots can, she entertains with a loud squawk as a greeting. She also enjoys dancing to country music.
Our Discovery Room is home to three Leopard Geckos, native species of the Middle East. These nocturnal lizards eat lots of crickets and mealworms, and have a very unique feel to their skin.
We have many different species of turtles on display in the Discovery Room, including painted turtles, box turtles, spotted turtle, wood turtle, and also a Russian tortoise.
“Ringo” - Blue-Tongued Skink
This Australia native lizard has the coolest tongue around! The blue-tongued skink likes to eat lots of fruit and vegetables, and sometimes bugs. Ringo’s favorite food is, of course, the bluberry.
“Corny” - Corn Snake
Our hand-raised albino corn snake is a great addition to our educational programs. This friendly snake is native to the southern and central United States, and as a small constrictor, Corny eats only mice.