New zoo exhibit debunks myths surrounding Venoms and Poisons

We debunk the myths surrounding Venomous and Poisonous creatures at our new zoo exhibit

As always – we’ve been bustling away making updates and maintaining various areas of the park over the winter months, to ensure we’re offering the highest standards to you, our lovely guests.

As part of this commitment, we’ve opened a brand-new exhibit ahead of the February Half Term holiday; ‘Venoms Vs Poisons’. This development explores some of our more exotic species and looks at the differences between poisonous and venomous animals and how these creatures are in fact, vital for our survival.

The new Venoms Vs Poisons exhibit in the zoo

As you know, we’re already home to creatures great and small – many of them a little more ‘cuddly’, such as our sloths and red pandas. But some of our more tropical inhabitants, some of which have a more fearsome reputation, are the main focus for our latest zoo investment which was developed by our fabulous zoo team over the winter period.

You can find out which creatures are the most toxic in the world as well as view gila monsters, poison dart frogs, snakes, tarantulas and scorpions and discover how dangerous these animals actually are in the wild. And although the toxins from these creatures can indeed pack a punch, we explore some of the myths surrounding their deadly reputation and how they can be beneficial by helping to find treatments and cures for a number of different medical conditions.

Our strawberry dart frogs are beautiful – but they can pack a punch!

“We’re so excited to showcase some of the more unusual creatures at Folly Farm and for guests to discover the exciting world of toxins. We’re always looking at ways to improve the guest experience and introduce something new and we think guests are going to love the colourful new development and superhero theming whilst learning about venoms and poisons”. Kim Cartwright – Zookeeper

We’re excited to showcase these unusual creatures and educate guests on the world of venoms and poisons

And can you believe there’s a local company in West Wales that research and develop anti-venoms?! We liaised with manufacturer MicroPharm during this new zoo development – who produce different anti venom products, to treat acute or life-threatening emergencies around the world caused by snakes such as adders, carpet vipers, black mambas and lots more. Pretty amazing stuff!

Keepers developed the new exhibit over the winter ready for the main season

Venoms Vs Poisons is now open – just in time for us re-opening daily for the main season from 10th February.

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