Behind the scenes, the Memphis Zoo works to save a snake from extinction

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Published: September 02, 2019 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Steve Reichling, director of conservation and research for the Memphis Zoo, can't help but smile at this baby Louisiana Pine Snake, which almost appears to be smiling back. Reichling oversees a multi-zoo breeding program that aims to re-establish the snake in their native habitats.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Steve Reichling, director of conservation and research for the Memphis Zoo, can't help but smile at this baby Louisiana Pine Snake, which almost appears to be smiling back. Reichling oversees a multi-zoo breeding program that aims to re-establish the snake in their native habitats. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

The Memphis Zoo, in partnership with other zoos and wildlife organizations, is working to save the Louisiana Pine Snake from extinction.

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Louisiana Pine Snake Memphis Zoo U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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