OPENING HOURS MONDAY TO SUNDAY 10AM - 6PM
 

Reptiles & Amphibians Area

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The new reptiles and amphibians area is opened to the public since November 2015. Here you can view a range of animals from all over the world, starting from invertebrates (stick insects, locusts, Brazilian red and white tarantulas, millipedes) to reptiles (black and white argentine tegus, snakes, Madagascar and leopard geckos and lizards) with also a chance to see poison dart frogs and Mexican axolotls.

Insects are the most diverse group of animals on the planet. The number of extant species is estimated at between six and ten million, and represents over 90% of all the living forms on Earth. Insects may be found in almost all environments, although only a small number of species live in the oceans.

Reptiles and amphibians are distantly related to each other in the evolutionary lineage but, in spite of some similarities, they can be distinguished by their physical appearance and different stages of life. The word “amphibian” means “both kinds of life”: young amphibians with gills are able to live in the water, after metamorphosis adults live on the land breathing with lungs.
Reptiles usually live on the land, they have scales, they breathe air and lay eggs.

Don’t be afraid, come and explore!