Memphis Zoo’s ‘snake expert’ works to save a species

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 16, 2021 10:23 AM CT | Published: May 16, 2021 4:00 AM CT

Since 2010, Steve Reichling and his research team have released more than 100 juvenile Louisiana pine snakes into the longleaf pine forests of Louisiana. ‘Steve is pretty modest, but this is a huge deal,’ says a colleague. 

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Rob Moore

Rob Moore

Rob Moore is an Arkansas native who moved to Memphis to attend the University of Memphis. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English. He covers Economic Development and Commercial Real Estate.


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