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When you enter this building, the Philadelphia Zoo will take you on a mesmerizing journey around the globe and into the habitats of amphibians and reptiles from around the world. You'll step, slither and slide through 47 naturalistic exhibits. After visiting rainforests, deserts and aquatic destinations, you'll definitely want to explore the King Cobra's Temple with its 15-foot, hand-carved sculpture. Plan your trip right, and you just might experience a thunderstorm in the Everglades. As the thunder rolls and lightning flashes, it actually rains inside the alligator and crocodile exhibit. Watch the storm roll through the exhibit and learn about the importance of these storms in the lives of wildlife in the Everglades. Check the schedule inside the Reptile and Amphibian House for show times.
The Zoo's Reptile and Amphibian House was originally designed in 1971 by the world-renowned herpetologist and former Philadelphia Zoo director, Dr. Roger Conant. He is best known as the author of A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Eastern United States, from the Peterson field guide series. Equipped with the latest technology of the time, the building became a landmark for reptile and amphibian husbandry and care. Updated in 1998 with new technology and state-of-the-art exhibitry, the facility continues a legacy of longevity records and zoo firsts.
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