Amazing snake!

Amazing snake!

Kingdom Zoo December 21, 2014

Kingdom Zoo field researcher Todd Jurasek sent in some great photos of a black rat snake climbing a rock wall in his home state of Oklahoma. These snakes have an amazing God-given design that allows them to climb virtually any kind of surface including straight up rock. I once... Read more
Giant hogs-for real? (Pt. 2)
As noted in the highly detailed chapter on giant hogs in my book “Hog Wild” there were holes in the story of “Monster Pig” from the beginning. The scale used to weigh the animal goes in 10-pound increments so a weight of 1,051-pounds would be impossible. The fatal blow... Read more
Giant hogs-for real? (Pt. 1)
Hogzilla. That is the name bestowed upon a huge hog killed in 2004 by Chris Griffin on Ken Holyoak’s hunting preserve. As the story goes, the hog was 12 feet long and weighed 1,000 pounds. This sensational story circulated on the Internet and become a media sensation with about... Read more
Ivory & Extinction

Ivory & Extinction

Kingdom Zoo December 12, 2014

African elephants have been at the forefront of international wildlife conservation efforts for the last 30 years. When ivory poaching was brought to the public’s consciousness in the mid 1980s, the world was rightly appalled and millions of dollars have went toward their cause. Currently there are an estimated... Read more
The Search for “Little Foot”
Kingdom Zoo has partnered with Bear Creek Feline Center in Panama City, Fla. to take their “Search for Little Foot” to Texas. The “Little Foot” they are referring to is the jaguarundi, a smallish, mysterious cat known to dwell along the Texas-Mexico border but reported as far east as... Read more
Jaguar Truths (Pt. 2)
Did you know jaguars are native to the United States? They were once known to range as far north as the Red River region in Texas and extend their territory into Louisiana. After examining the evidence and studying the species for the last couple of decades, I believe there... Read more
Jaguar Truths (Pt. 1)
A few years back a friend asked me what would be the first thing I would buy if I inherited a vast fortune or otherwise came into being filthy rich. “A jaguar,” I replied. The friend looked a bit confused and replied, “A jaguar? I always had pegged as... Read more
Dwarf Whitetails Update
Last summer Kingdom Zoo started soliciting information about tiny or “dwarf” whitetail deer. My father and uncle both reported seeing fully developed whitetail bucks that were about 1/3 the size of the average Texas Hill Country buck, putting the animals at about 30 pounds. I was excited to see... Read more