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New Reptile Haus Opened

On August 30, 2019 0

PORT MORESBY Nature Park opened its new Reptile Haus to the public on 7th September, 2019.

The ambitious construction of the new facili­ty commenced in January 2017 will enable the park to educate visitors on the threats faced by reptiles, the need to conserve them in their nat­ural environment.

 

The design of the exhibit meets internation­al zoo standards as it is the policy of the Nature Park to construct facilities that meet interna­tional standards of animal welfare and can be seen in any accredited zoo facility worldwide.

 

The exhibit construction has been supported by Red Sea Housing Ltd, ExxonMobil PNG, Ni- ugini Glass & Aluminium and the Sir Brian Bell Foundation. "The ability of multiple organizations to come together and jointly support and fund our new Reptile Haus facility has been wonderful as this facility will provide important messages on ed­ucation, conservation and health," Nature Park's General Manager Ms Michelle McGeorge said.

 

The new reptile exhibit will house different reptile species of snakes, monitors, turtles and amphibians. To celebrate the opening of the Reptile Haus, the park will be running "Snaketastic! The snakes are here" event from 7 September - 13 October that will include a variety of activities such as snake presentations every weekend, first aid demonstrations and more. The Nation­al will be participating with a full page pull out that includes a snakes and ladders game. Event sponsors include Curtain Brothers, Goodman Fielder, Oil Search, The National and Amazing Port Moresby.

 

Further information can be found on Port Moresby Nature Park's Facebook page or by contacting 326 0248 / 326 0258.

 

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