Phil and Grant at home in Reps House

Carpet pythons Phil and Grant are making themselves right at home in a newly-remodelled enclosure in our Reptile House.

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The revamp, which was designed by Head Gardener, Carl Stevens, features a pool, rockery, plants, branches and heat lamp, providing an ideal environment for the snakes, plus a large front-opening double window, which offers visitors a better view.

Senior Curator, Derek Grove, said: “Phil and Grant settled immediately and display really well and are already proving very popular with visitors.”

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Keeper Sam Grove with carpet pythons, Phil and Grant: the Antipodean duo will be joining a wide range of animals from Oz this weekend to mark Australia Day  . . . watch this ssspace!