Available now
Mark O'Shea's new softback edition
Venomous Snakes of the World.


Also his Dangerous Snakes of Papua New Guinea stamp issue
and all his other books on the new 'O'Shea's Herp Shop'

 

Available now
new edition
DK Handbook to Reptiles and Amphibians.


Visit the
'O'Shea's Herp Shop'

 

 

The RECORD BREAKERS is located in the second to final and final corridor of the Reptile House, and it contains three exhibits which currently feature the following species:

King cobra Ophiophagus hannah South & Southeast Asia
Reticulated python Python reticulatus South & Southeast Asia
Green anaconda Eunectes murinus Northern South America

click on the common names to learn more

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

 

 

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