Parassinikkadavu Snake Park
|Location||Parassinikkadavu, Kannur, India|
The Parassinkkadavu Snake Park( പറശിനിക്കടവ് പാമ്പ് വളര്ത്തല് കേന്ദ്രം) is located in Anthoor Municipality about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Kannur Corporation in the Kannur district of north Kerala, in south India. The Snake Park is in Parassinikkadavu, which is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from National Highway (NH) 17, en route from Kannur to Taliparamba,
Snakes on Exhibition
The park houses a variety of snakes and other small animals, including the Spectacled Cobra, King Cobra, Russell's viper, Krait and various pit vipers. There is also a large collection of non-venomous snakes including pythons. The park is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of snakes, many species of which are gradually becoming extinct. In a live show, trained personnel play and 'interact' with a variety of snakes, including cobras and vipers, and try to quell mythical fears and superstitions about snakes. It has also been proposed that a laboratory to extract venom from snakes for purposes of research be set up here.
|Age Level||Entrance fees(Rs)|
|Below 5 Years||Free|
|Above 5 Years||20|
|Above 18 Years||30|
|Above 80 Years||Free|
Snake Bite Treatment Center
Pappinisseri Visha Chikitsa Society (Snake Bite Treatment Center) was started in the year 1964 at Pappinisseri, Kannur, Kerala with an intention to treat the ailing especially those suffering from snake envenomation. This institution is commemorated on behalf of the Late Sri. C.P. Kumaran Vaidyar and functions as the center for advanced clinical Research and literary documentation in Agada Tantra.Ever since its inception in 1964 it had the monopoly in treating snake bite cases and more than a million snake bite cases were treated and clinically documented.
Vandalism by CPI(M) workers
As many as 105 creatures in the park perished when it was vandalised and set on fire by CPI(M) workers on February 10, 1993. The reason for the wanton destruction was the defeat of the CPI(M) nominees in a recent election to the governing body of the AKG Memorial Cooperative Hospital. The election was won by candidates of the breakaway CMP, headed by M V Raghavan, who was also president of a charitable society that managed the snake park. 
The two hours of vandalism took a high toll - rare species of reptiles, including 12 cobras, two king cobras and monitor lizards; migratory birds, such as painted and grey storks, and peacocks, vultures, eagles, several mynah species and rabbits were burnt to death.
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