Nashville Zoo welcomed one more Central American giant galliwasp ( Diploglossus monotropis ) born in August 2018. This is the second successful birth of this species at Nashville Zoo.
This species is infamously difficult to breed. Once the females lay the eggs, they go into hiding for about four months until the babies are hatched. In that time, keepers refrain from checking on them, in case the mother becomes startled and defensively eats the eggs, so predators do not eat...