Reptiles are ectotherms, which means they don't produce their own body heat. We most often think of reptiles being "cold blooded," but really they adjust to the temperature of their location. They can be carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores and they range in size from smaller than a dime to over 20 feet long. 

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The Amarillo Zoo is located in Thompson Park. Take Hwy 287 North off of I-40, take the N. 24th Ave. exit and go West, turn right into Thompson Park and follow the signs to the Zoo parking lot.

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