Aruba Island Rattlesnake

Crotalus unicolor

The Aruba Island rattlesnake is one of the rarest rattlesnakes in the world. The habitat remaining on Aruba Island is threatened by logging, agriculture, and development. The snakes are also captured for the pet trade and hunted for their rattles. Conservation efforts are underway to protect the species and its habitat.

Fact File

Species @ Risk Image
where to see themWhere to see them: Reptile House
lengthLength: Up to 3 ft
venomousVenomous: Venomous
habitatHabitat: Dry regions, rocky hillsides, and desert
dietDiet: Rabbits and lizards
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Critically Endangered)