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A Snake Exhibit With NO GLASS!


I first heard about this from a lady at church. There’s an actual snake exhibit at Wildlife World Zoo in Phoenix, AZ that doesn’t have glass between the visitor and the reptile.

:O *insert scared face*

Before everyone runs for the hills, it’s not as bad as you think. The snake in this exhibit is a boa constrictor. Not some viper that’s going to be launching himself at visitors trying to bike their faces off or shove their fangs in someones eyes. Boas are nocturnal so during the day when people are wandering by the exhibit, the boa is happily snoozing away and not very active. I imagine he is placed in a different cage at night to keep him from wandering hither and yon in the reptile room πŸ˜‰

I’ve never been to the exhibit but I imagine there is someone there keeping an eye on things, keeping people from touching the snake, stealing it, making sure it doesn’t escape. Or if not an actual person, then cameras!

If I ever get down to Phoenix, I plan on visiting this zoo JUST for this exhibit! Now, if there was a spider exhibit where there was no glass, I’d never set foot in the state the zoo was located in…and perhaps any neighboring states, just in case.

Would you be brave enough to stick your hand in the boa exhibit? Have you seen any cool features of a zoo such as this? I’d love to hear from you!

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7 Comments on “A Snake Exhibit With NO GLASS!”

  1. JesseJamesFreeman June 1, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    This is a Syfy Original Movie just waiting to happen!

  2. stevenluna June 1, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    Whenever you hit Phoenix, let’s do this zoo. It’s about 20 minutes from me. And it’s damn awesome.

  3. Rabia June 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    The cynic in me thinks that might be a lawsuit waiting to happen if the boa decides to wake up for a “midnight” snack. O.o!

  4. Mike Schulenberg June 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    While it’s not the zoo, the Houston Museum of Natural Science used to have this thing that I refer to as an “interactive rattlesnake display.” It had a glass front that revealed a desert scene with a dead rattlesnake inside, posed as if about to strike in anger. In the wall next to the display was a big red button. When you pushed the button, the snake’s tail rattled, and knowledge was somehow transferred from the snake to the viewer…or something.

    It was really kinda silly, but I loved it. I wish it was still there.

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