Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland is a great place to visit if you like exotic reptiles! You will see pythons, cobras, vipers, mambas, huge alligators, and plenty of other exotic reptiles and amphibians. The zoo is AZA accredited and specializes in reptiles. It is great to visit any time of year, but during the summer you can see birds, tortoises, and iguanas in tropical gardens outdoors.
Many zoos focus on big animals like lions and tigers; however Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland focuses more on the animals people love to hate. You will be mesmerized when looking at poisonous snakes whose bites are fatal, all the while safely located behind thick glass! It is truly amazing to get a close look at these animals and know that they are an important part of the environment.
Since these reptiles are displayed in a way that is entreating, yet safe, visitors will find themselves amazed at the animals they were once scared of. There are some amazing looking snakes on display that are notoriously dangerous. There are multimedia presentations, time to ask the experts questions, as well as a time to touch animals that are harmless.
Here at Reptiland you will learn the difference between the skins of crocodiles, snakes, and turtles. You will also be able to learn how rattlesnakes move across hot sand. There are trivia games that are fun and entertaining as well as exhibits that will truly educate you on amphibians in ways you never dreamed.
Reptiland is open all year and visits take about 90 minutes to see all of the shows and exhibits. It is recommended to arrive just before a show and then guide yourself through the rest of the park. However, there is no time limit on how long you can stay in the park. The park offers free parking and it is wheelchair accessible.