Snakes pair up!
We’ve introduced a new breeding pair of snakes in the Reptile House following the arrival of a female to DZG.
Keepers have relocated the male Dumeril’s ground boa from the Discovery Centre into the reptile exhibit and paired him with a new female from Rodbaston College in Staffordshire.
Senior Keeper, Sam Grove, said: “The female is very large, so visitors will be able to spot the difference between the two very easily.
“They’ve gone into a newly renovated enclosure and we’re hoping we’ll welcome some baby boas in the near future.”
- Visitors will also be able to see a new mixed exhibit in the Reptile House, as five common boas have moved in with our Sri Lankan python.
Did you know…
The Dumeril’s ground boa is native to the dry forests of south western Madagascar.
It is threatened by deforestation, as well as being hunted for food and the pet trade.
The gestation period for the boa is approximately seven months and the female gives birth to litters of up to six to 13 live young.