The snakes of Terra Natura Benidorm surprise their keepers by synchronising the change of their skin
12 de abril de 2019 Noticias
before has happen in the same moment in these animals. The snakes that live
inside the volcano at Terra Natura Benidorm have synchronises the process of
shedding their skin, a phase that indicates that they are ready for
reproduction. With the arrival of spring and the slight rise in temperatures,
more than eight different species of reptiles have started at the same time to
shed their skin.
frequency and timing of shedding the skin varies according to each species, but
in this case, it has coincided at the same moment, something that has left the
keepers very surprised. In this way, they have start to change their skin
species such as the black mamba - considered one of the most poisonous on the
planet - the horned viper, the American rattlesnake, the viper four noses, the
horned desert viper, the eyelash viper, the mossy viper and the rattlesnake.
scientific name that receives the shedding process is called ecdysis. It is a
sign of well-being in these animals that allows them to get rid of possible
parasites and keep their skin in optimal condition. When the breeding season
approaches, this mechanism allows the females to release hormones that attract
the males. During this period, some snakes eat part of the skin left to provide
them with proteins.
are young, they shed their skin more frequently than when they are adults. In
the adult stage they only change their skin between one and three times per
season. The snakes of Terra Natura Benidorm have awakened from their
hibernation and have agreed to make their changes to eat the first meals of
this new season.
lizards that usually change the skin to pieces, the snakes make the change at
once. The shedding process starts from the mouth; they usually rub against a
rock or something hard to cause a fissure in the skin. As a curiosity, in the
case of rattlesnakes, every time they shed their skin, a ring is added to their
tail, so you can know how many times they have changed their skin throughout