Zoo Knoxville is home to one of the top reptile collections in the country, which showcases our conservation work with some of the most endangered species on the planet. Our reptile habitat includes ploughshare tortoises, radiated tortoises, spider tortoises and flat-tailed tortoises. It’s also home to the zoo’s oldest and most tenured residents, Al and Tex, the giant Aldabra tortoises. And, of course, there are snakes!



Aldabra Tortoises
Ploughshare Tortoises
Radiated Tortoises
Spider Tortoises
Flat-tailed Tortoises


Keeper chats scheduled Memorial Day through Labor Day.