The ENC Animal Caretakers Team (ACT) maintains a collection of 15-20 animals, many of which are rescued or adopted and have been given homes in the Biology Department of ENC. The collection consists mainly of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. Our animals include a carpet python (Katara), ball python (Slick), two corn snakes (Izzy and Bernie), Sonoran gopher snake (Goku), Mexican milk snake (Salsa), two bearded dragons (Eragon and Sauron), blue-tongued skink (Bandit), three tarantulas (Chili, Shelob and Rico), two White’s tree frogs (Pheolix and Aalan), two fire-bellied toads (Merry and Pippin) and a spotted salamander (Styx - with permit from Mass. Fish and Wildlife). These animals are cared for by the team, and become ambassadors for their species as we educate our constituents about animal welfare, ecology, conservation, and wildlife.
If you are an ENC student interested in becoming an ACT team member, please email , and check out our photo gallery!
If you are from a school, church, or other organization interested in having ACT come for an educational presentation, please click here.