National Reptile Zoo visits Dunboyne College

Jonny from the National Reptile Zoo, Kilkenny visited DCFE yesterday with a range of exotic animals. These included a 13ft Burmese Python, a Tegu lizard, an Alligator Snapping Turtle, a Leopard Tortoise, a Fire Salamander, a Californian King snake, a Chilean Rose Tarantula and an Asian Water Dragon. He spoke to the Animal Care and Pre-University Science students about handling exotic species, recognizing signs of stress, housing, husbandry and Irish legislation on the keeping of exotic species.

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