Thursday, 22 November 2012

Living in Cold Blood

Andy with Maddie the 8ft Dumeril's Boa
On the 25th of November 2012 Dartmoor Zoo will be entertaining some unusual visitors as Dartmoor Reptiles take to the stage. 

Dartmoor Reptiles are a small family team with a passion for educating others about the magic and beauty of snakes, lizards, spiders and other creepy crawlies. 

Andy, their lead handler, will be available throughout the day giving fun, educational talks about a selection of fascinating creatures such as, Spot and Stripe the Ball Pythons. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with a range of animals, learn where they live in the wild, how they catch their prey and how they escape predators. 

Throughout the day there’ll be plenty of opportunities to to feel the many legs of Millie the Giant African Millipede and see the weird and wonderful Tailless Whip Scorpion (as seen in Harry Potter).

Other special guests in show will include:

Western Hognose
Pink Toe Tarantula
Indian Sand Boa
Royal / Ball Pythons x 2
Young Corn snake
Baby Asian Forest Scorpions
Columbian Rainbow Boa
Crested Gecko
Leopard Gecko
Ackie Monitor
Chile Rose Tarantula

Then there’s Dartmoor Reptiles’ impressive star of the show Maddie, the 16 year old, very placid, 8foot long Dumeril’s Boa. 

All the sessions are interactive so questions and discussion are very welcome. But don’t worry if you just want to watch from a distance, that’s perfectly OK too!

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