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    Beaver Water World

    Post  Staff on Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:17 am

    Beaver Water World

    The Reptile collection at Beaver Water World started in 1980 with a small Indian Python, rescued by a local pest control officer. 'Rivet' the Python, soon grew out of his small vivarium and was also found a mate. It was decided that a large snake room should be built at the back of the aquatic shop to provide a good environment for the snakes and have them on show to the visitors. One rescued snake led to another and in due course Big Boy the alligator came to join the collection.

    New enclosures and new species have been added ever since, with particular emphasis on housing the animals in groups or pairs to encourage an active breeding programme.

    Over the years, many reptiles have been simply abandoned on our doorstep. These have been cared for and some have been found new homes. Not all owners realise what they are taking on when they obtain a reptile as a pet. Sometimes these owners come and ask the Zoo to take their animals in, as they can no longer house them, and somehow room is found for them.

    Both Airport Quarantine and the R.S.P.C.A. have brought many animals to Beaver Water World to be cared for, and they often refer people to us for advice.

    We are working to extend our captive breeding programme, and have plans in hand to create near natural conditions in peaceful and secure settings. No reptile will be taken from the wild as there are sufficient numbers existing in captivity, but many are not in breeding situations. So far we have been successful in breeding; Burmese Pythons, Reticulated Pythons, Crocodiles, Boa Constrictors, Green Tree Snakes and Basilisks.

    Our Reptile Rescue Centre is a Registered Charity and your support is greatly appreciated. All admission fees and donations go towards the upkeep and welfare of the animals.

    Beaver Water World
    Waylands Farm
    Approach Road
    Tatsfield
    Nr. Westerham
    Kent. TN16 2JT

    Tel: 01959 577747
    Shop: 01959 571828

    Open EVERY Day : 10am to 5pm (Closed Christmas Day)

    Adults: £4.00
    Children £3.00

    http://www.beaverwaterworld.com

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