However, several of the exhibits in the Tropical Zone are also record breakers, ie. the Gaboon vipers which possess the longest fangs of any known snake species.
The Record Breakers exhibits required the most extensive renovation with the complete replacement of the original exhibits and a service corridor in this area together with a new venomous handling and husbandry area to the rear.
Plan view of the proposed Record Breakers exhibits - office to rear, venomous handling area and king cobra exhibit in the centre, anaconda and python exhibits in the front
All Artwork: Dave Powner
Views of the interior of the anaconda (left) and reticulated python (right) exhibits, separated by a large pane of glass
The completed Record Breakers exhibits, anacondas on left, reticulated pythons on right.
Photo: Phil Mumby
Interior of Record Breakers exhibits, anacondas on left, reticulated pythons on right. Photo: Phil Mumby