Join our zoo community
snowleopard

Cincinnati Zoo - Reptile House

July 2008. The oldest zoo building in the United States, but also arguably the worst reptile house in the country.

Cincinnati Zoo - Reptile House
snowleopard, 25 Aug 2008
David Matos Mendes likes this.
    • snowleopard
      July 2008. The oldest zoo building in the United States, but also arguably the worst reptile house in the country.
    • tigertiger
      Why do you feel it's among the worst? It's quite small and one could easily name several better but I think for the size of the space, it's cute. It's just a shame there's not more diversity.
    • snowleopard
      It's cramped inside, and the Chinese alligators in the central pool have one of the smallest exhibits I've ever seen for crocodilians. The terraniums along the walls are tiny and average at best, and I've been to zoos with huge collections that make Cincinnati's reptile house appear outdated.
    • PAT
      I liked the look of the inside that I saw from photos but I didn't know chinese alligators were in the centre. I expected turtles or something and I agree that it is way too small.
    • groundskeeper24
      Just think, it used to house primates.
    • snowleopard
      It is hard to imagine that when this building opened in 1875 there were primates inside, and in fact reptiles didn't arrive until 1951. In the 1960's there was a board vote to demolish the Reptile House, but it survived and to this day still maintains a reptile collection. There have been rumors for years now that the zoo has plans to convert the structure to something else (perhaps not even involving animals) but so far those plans have not come to fruition.
    • Moebelle
      Read my review to see how I can imagine that it was a Monkey House, it also has outdoor exhibits that were as tall as the building.
    There are no comments to display.
  • Category:
    Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    Uploaded By:
    snowleopard
    Date:
    25 Aug 2008
    View Count:
    1,325
    Comment Count:
    7

    EXIF Data

    File Size:
    404.1 KB
    Mime Type:
    image/jpeg
    Width:
    1200px
    Height:
    1600px
    Aperture:
    f/4.4
    Make:
    Panasonic
    Model:
    DMC-TZ5
    Date / Time:
    2008:07:27 10:13:23
    Exposure Time:
    10/2000 sec
    ISO Speed Rating:
    ISO 400
    Focal Length:
    9.8 mm
     

    Note: EXIF data is stored on valid file types when a photo is uploaded. The photo may have been manipulated since upload (rotated, flipped, cropped etc).