Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Grounds close at 5 p.m.
Our male desert California kingsnake's name is Elvis. He was born in 1993 and arrived at the Zoo in 1996.
These snakes are not a conservation concern.
Their range extends throughout the Sonoran, Mojave and Chihuahua deserts, south into Baja and Mexico.
A powerful constrictor which eats a variety of prey, primarily lizards and small rodents. It has also been known to eat birds, eggs and other snakes, including rattlesnakes.