Clyde Peeling's Reptiland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
Date opened 1964[1]
Location Allenwood, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°06′21″N 76°53′48″W / 41.105872°N 76.896701°W / 41.105872; -76.896701Coordinates: 41°06′21″N 76°53′48″W / 41.105872°N 76.896701°W / 41.105872; -76.896701
Number of species 40[2]
Memberships AZA [3]

Clyde Peeling's Reptiland, which opened in 1964, is a zoo in Allenwood, Pennsylvania that specializes in reptiles and amphibians.[1] Residents of this zoo include mambas, cobras, vipers, pythons and other rare and beautiful snakes, as well as alligators, tortoises, lizards, and colorful frogs.[2]

Visitors can watch a multi-media show about the world of reptiles, and attend live lecture demonstrations where they can touch some animals and speak with the zookeepers.[2]

Visitors can also get a behind the scenes tour where they can see how a modern animal care facility is run, learn about daily routines, animal husbandry, and venomous snake handling procedures, and talk with staff members.[4]

Reptiland has been an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 1986.[1]

Exhibits and other facilities[edit]

The 6,500 square feet (600 m2) Reptile and Amphibian Gallery houses more than 40 species in naturalistic habitats. In the summer, tortoises and aquatic turtles live outdoors in the gardens.[2]

Outdoor picnic facilities and free parking are available for visitors.[2]

In addition to on site exhibitions, this zoo offers traveling exhibitions, designed to be presented at museums, science centers, and zoos, and to bring wildlife education to a broader audience.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Clyde Peeling's Reptiland". Reptiland. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "About Reptiland". Reptiland. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "List of Accredited Zoos and Aquariums". AZA. Retrieved 11 April 2010. 
  4. ^ Schubert, Melody (2007-07-31). "PA: Discover The Amazing Creatures At Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland". American Chronicle. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Clyde Peelings Reptiland in Allenwood, Pennsylvania". Retrieved 2 March 2010. 

External links[edit]