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We are moving!

WE ARE MOVING!!! So over the last year, we’ve been busy building much larger habitats for our animals in a new, much larger location in Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny. Over the coming weeks our doors in Gowran will be closed to public as we ready all our animals for the

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Internship blog – Helena Pereira

My name is Helena Pereira, I’m 24 years old and I’m in the 6th year of Veterinary Medicine. I started my internship, here at The National Reptile Zoo, on September 1st 2019 and stayed here for 3 months. My thesis is going to be about reptile management in zoos and

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Thank you for your donations!

A huge thank you to all visitor donations which have contributed to funding the Gerry Martin Project to help tackle the venomous snakebite crisis in India. India accounts for nearly half of the global 40,000 -50,000 deaths caused by snakebites every year and many more suffer from tissue damage or

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Reptilian Roles in Space

Did you know that tortoise where the first animals to successfully orbit the moon? Reptiles were some of the first animals to be sent outside of the earths orbit and so for World Space Week this year we will be exploring some of the ways our scaly friends have contributed

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Eggstravagant Easter Event

For our Eggstravagant Easter Event we will be showcasing some of our finest egg-laying reptiles with a chance to meet them, hold them and learn all about them every hour with one of our expert zookeepers. Of course we will also have an egg hunt running all weekend with lots

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