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Adult £23.00 £20.68
Children (3-15 Years) £16.50 £15.00
Under 3's £1.10 £1.00
Concession (Senior 65+/Student) £19.25 £17.50
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Snakes usually only have one thin lung. However, pythons have two lungs, one of which is considerably smaller than the other. They also have been shown to hold remnants of hind legs and pelvic bones.

Activities & Education Centre

Due to ongoing maintenance work, the Activities & Education Centre is currently closed. We apologise for any disappointment. We hope to be ready to welcome visitors very soon!

Our large, indoor Education Centre is the ideal spot for younger visitors to discover more about the natural world – and also to let off some steam! The Centre includes a soft play area for young children, puzzles & games, as well as the chance to get hands on with some amazing animal artefacts!

The Centre is also home to a number of reptile, invertebrate and small mammal species  – so don’t miss the opportunity to see these amazing animals up close.


Royal Python

Python regius

Royal pythons are also known as ball pythons. They are one of the smaller python species, only growing to around 1.5m in length.



Size: 0.8-1.5m
Weight: 1.5-2.5kg



Royal pythons (or ball pythons) are found in the rain forests of Western Africa, particularly Ghana and Togo. Although they can climb, they spend most of their time in underground burrows becoming active at night.



All snakes are carnivores (meat eaters). Royal pythons eat rodents, amongst other small mammals. In the wild they feed almost exclusively on gerbils.



Female royal pythons lay eggs, which they curl round and incubate. Pythons can live for up to 40 years.



Royal pythons are threatened by hunting for the international pet trade, as well as hunting for meat and leather. Habitat loss and modification also pose secondary threats to this species.

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