Reptile House revamp

DZG’s Reptile House is undergoing a £15,000 revamp. 

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Members of DZG’s Development Team are remodelling individual enclosures, installing timber flooring and cladding to walls around the public-viewing corridors and a new glazed dual entrance is under construction.

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CEO?Peter Suddock said:?”Our collection of reptiles is very popular with the public, and while the refurbishment is certainly for the animals’ benefit, it will also make the Reptile House more attractive for visitors. 

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CAPTION: Trainee Keepers Sam Grove (left) and Ian Kirk set to work on remodelling the Reptile House.

“We have a new team of reptile keepers working within the section and they have come up with some strong ideas for the enclosures which they are undertaking throughout winter.

“The revamp will herald a new era for the Reptile House which is now becoming an even bigger favourite with many of our members.”

The Reptile House, which was opened in May 1956 by Sir Peter Scott, includes African spurred tortoise, bearded dragon, boa constrictor, rainbow boa, Burmese python, dwarf crocodile, several types of iguana, spur-thigh tortoise and white throated monitor lizard within its collection. 

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CAPTION: The revamped layout will please this handsome beast!