Australian Reptile Park gets Deadly & Dangerous
THE AUSTRALIAN REPTILE Park will feature an all-new Deadly & Dangerous show series during the April school holidays (9-25 April), educating guests on Australia’s most venomous creatures.
Learn about the inland taipan, the most venomous snake in the world, and its deadly relatives the eastern brown snake, tiger snake and death adder. On display will be laboratory props, which are usually only visible behind the scenes when used for milking deadly snakes as part of the Park’s venom program.
Head keepers will present a ranking of each animal’s deadly rating, which is not only limited to snakes. Lizards will also play a part, with the largest venomous animal on earth, the Komodo dragon (pictured) featured in the show series, along with the highly venomous gila monster lizard.
Selected spiders will also be a part of Deadly & Dangerous, as keepers demonstrate how to react if bitten by the highly venomous funnel-web or redback spider, commonly found in Australia.
Kids curious about Australia’s most Deadly & Dangerous animals can join one of the many the ‘Kids to Keeper’ programs including a Deadly & Dangerous series especially timed for the school holidays.
Kids programs provide exclusive behind-the-scenes access and greater insight into being a zoo keeper at Australian Reptile Park.
Australian Reptile Park is open daily from 9am to 5pm, located at Somersby on the NSW Central Coast, one hour from Sydney and Newcastle.
School holiday programs and ticketing prices can be found on-line at www.reptilepark.com.au