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Deadly Reptiles Slithering Into Zoo

KSAL Staff - April 16, 2014 6:04 am

Beginning this Saturday, Salina CityGo buses will be providing transportation to and from Rolling Hills Zoo.

Some of the most deadly reptiles in the world are slithering into Rolling Hills Zoo this weekend.

According to the zoo, the grand opening of Clyde Peeling’s REPTILES: The Beautiful and the Deadly is Saturday. The live traveling exhibit features 19 of the world’s most recognized and dangerous reptiles.

REPTILES: The Beautiful and the Deadly is an interactive zoological exhibition that introduces visitors to turtles, crocodilians, lizards, and snakes. The living animals featured in the exhibition include many of the world’s most recognized reptiles – vipers, cobras, pythons, alligators, monitors, snapping turtles, and more.

The exhibit has toured the country at other zoos, science centers, and museums. This will be the first time it has been presented in Kansas.

For nearly four months, Rolling Hills has been renovating the Earl Bane Gallery and extended space in the Wildlife Museum in preparation for the arrival of this 5,500 square foot exhibit and the living reptiles in the exhibition.

The Grand Opening takes place Saturday at 10:00 a.m., with a ribbon cutting.

Once open, the exhibit will be accessible seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., until Memorial Day weekend, when public hours expand to 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The exhibit is scheduled to close on September 1, 2014.

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