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Ophidiologist, or Ophidiophobiac? You might want to take note if you are one of these!

What do Ireland,  New Zealand, Iceland and the Vatican City, have in common? ….You will not find a single snake on any one of them! So if you suffer from Ophidiophobia (Abnormal fear of snakes) then maybe you could treat yourself to a holiday to one of these destinations. On the other hand, if you are an Ophidiologist, then you would not want to do your research here. There are also many territories, or parts of countries without any snakes, like  Hawaii, Greenland, Bermuda, St Helena, Isle...

To Zoo or not To Zoo

In the light of various interviews and documentaries about the validity of zoos, I thought it an opportune time to put a penny in the pouch and hopefully help you to make a heartfelt and head led decision on the question. So here goes… Maybe you have walked through a zoo and saw a beautiful Green Tree Iguana lying on a heated floor instead of somewhere in Brazil in a tropical forest and you thought… “This is not right. The poor guy...

Fund Raising effort to build Bruce and Kiki a suitable home.

Our Vervet Monkeys, Kiki and Bruce, need a bigger home for a better quality of life. They recently arrived at Butterfly World Zoo as previously owned pets, although they should be free in the savannah. Being territorial and intelligent animals they need space with stimulating activities. Acting as ambassadors to over 100 000 visitors each year that come to to appreciate their lives and antics. All donations raised go to their upgraded lifestyle as operational costs are covered by visitor...