Conservation Projects in the Zoo

A large part of our conservation work here in the zoo is educating members of the public regarding reptiles in the wild. This is done during our animal encounter sessions and of course by our resident reptiles, who we like to refer to as “Ambassadors for their species”.

Conservation Projects in the Zoo

We also continually gather data on our residents. This information is readily available to any interested researcher or institution that works in the conservation, science and education industry. We also process this information ourselves, adding to the existing knowledge about these animals, helping to fill in some of the blanks, building a better picture which helps us to help them in the wild.

Research Documents

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Parthenogenesis in Varanus Ornatus, the Ornate Nile Monitor »

Herpetological observations from field expeditions to North Karnataka and Southwest Maharashtra, India »

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