Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
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Clyde Peeling's Reptiland, which opened in 1964, is a zoo in Allenwood, Pennsylvania that specializes in reptiles and amphibians. Residents of this zoo include mambas, cobras, vipers, pythons and other rare and beautiful snakes, as well as alligators, tortoises, lizards, and colorful frogs.
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.
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.
Exhibits and other facilities
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.
Outdoor picnic facilities and free parking are available for visitors.
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.
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