Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Reptile Weekend at Binder Park Zoo this weekend!

This weekend, gather up your little naturalist and slither out to Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek to help welcome back over 100 different reptiles and amphibians from around the world for the 26th annual Reptile Weekend event.

Reptiles and amphibians are often shunned for their sliminess and scales, but contrary to what most people think, reptiles and amphibians play a vital role in our environment. Visit Binder Park Zoo for Reptile Weekend and take part in exposing these misconceptions. This year’s event will feature three of the world’s largest snakes: the anaconda, Burmese python and the reticulated python. Guests will also see animals like the alligator snapping turtle, monitor lizards and various species of frogs!

“Our focus for Reptile Weekend is on the conservation and preservation of reptiles and amphibians,” states Jenny Barnett, Binder Park Zoo Director of Wildlife and Conservation. “These are greatly misunderstood creatures and with this event we are able to connect people with these unique animals to help make a difference in the way reptiles are viewed.”

Reptile Weekend is Saturday, August 1 from 9 am through 6 pm and Sunday, August 2 from 11 am through 6 pm. Reptile Weekend is included in the price of a regular Binder Park Zoo admission.

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