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Randers Tropical Zoo - Snake Temple

The exhibit for rock pythons in Randers Tropical Zoo, Denmark. This exibit is part of the Asian Snake Temple where vistors can walk among free-ranging non-venoumous snakes. August 2008

Randers Tropical Zoo - Snake Temple
Toddy, 11 Nov 2008
    • Toddy
      The exhibit for rock pythons in Randers Tropical Zoo, Denmark. This exibit is part of the Asian Snake Temple where vistors can walk among free-ranging non-venoumous snakes.
      August 2008
    • snowleopard
      I'm definitely not a fan of this exhibit. Mounds of concrete and a tiny pool that is barely big enough for the snake.
    • James27
      Free range snakes? Interesting, although isn't this one behind mesh?
    • Toddy
      Yes, this exhibit is the only meshed exhibit within the Asian Snake Temple. All the other snakes are free-ranging among the visitors.
    • fkalltheway
      What types of snakes are the free-ranging ones?
    • Toddy
      The free-ranging snakes in here are Taiwan beauty snakes, spotted pythons, northwestern carpet pythons and radiated ratsnakes. There are also several types of turtles, frogs/toads and fish.
    • Pygathrix
      Do they have a problem with theft of animals, as I think that would prevent this type of walk-through being done elsewhere? The expensive alternative is to have members of staff present the whole time
    • Toddy
      I don't think that theft has ever been an issue in Randers Tropical Zoo. Like in Copenhagen Zoo and Odense Zoo it is quite the contrary! People occasionally add a new animal or species to the collection in the tropical houses if they get tired of their pet snakes/iguana/turtle ect. This can often be quite problematic.

      The Snake Temple is located where there are staff members almost at all times. Right by the exit/entrance doors is an education station with keeper talks during the day.
    • Hix
      Northwestern Carpets tend to be a bit on the snappy side. I guess they must have found some docile individuals.
    • Toddy
      Actually, the northwestern carpets stay well out of the visitors' reach at all times. They are easy to see though, resting on the rocks or heating pipes.
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