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Enjoy a Talk on Snakes this St Patricks Day at Fota Wildlife Park

Enjoy a Talk on Snakes this St Patricks Day at Fota Wildlife Park

If you are looking for a wild day out that’s away from the crowds and the noise of the parades why don’t you check out Fota Wildlife Park on St. Patricks Day.

In keeping with the theme of the day, we will have a special talk on snakes and other reptile residents in our Tropical House from one of the wildlife park’s wardens, Julien Fonteneau on the 17th March. The Tropical House is home to endangered reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and exotic fish and if you ever had any questions about any of the species living there, this is the event for you.

Julien will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and explain more about our snake species including the endangered Jamaican Boa, the largest non-venomous snake found on the island of Jamaica. This boa can attain lengths of 8 feet.  In the wild, they are found in limestone forest, rock crevices, caves, and trees and their natural prey includes introduced rodents and native bats and birds.

Come to the Tropical House at Fota Wildlife Park for a free talk at 2.30pm this St. Patrick’s Day (included free with general admission/entrance fee).