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Snakes & Lizards: The Summer of Slither

May 9, 2011

 

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Over 300 feet of snake have taken up residence at the Academy for Snakes & Lizards: The Summer of Slither, on display now through September 5, 2011. The exhibit showcases the incredible traits that have made these reptiles so successful over the past 200 million years. Highlights include Lemondrop, a 15-foot-long albino python with stunning yellow skin; a red spitting cobra, which can spray venom into the eyes of predators six feet away; a gila monster, one of only two highly venomous lizards in the world; and a rhinoceros iguana, native to Hispaniola and neighboring islands.
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Enjoy this special exhibit located in the Forum on Level 2. In addition, daily programs allow visitors to get up close and personal with some of the Academy’s friendliest reptiles:
 
Amazing Snakes of the Bay Area
12:00 PM
Learn about native snakes found in backyards and hiking trails.

Live African Safari
1:00 PM
Explore the continent’s biodiversity with live animals and specimens.

Snakes—Shedding the Myths
2:00 PM
Did you know that snakes aren’t actually slimy? Discover the facts behind the fiction.
 
These programs take place in the Academy’s central piazza, where visitors can also find the larger-than-life robotic snake from the 1997 movie Anaconda. Signage accompanying this 40-foot-long model explains the facts behind the fiction surrounding giant snakes.
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