With March Madness in full swing and the return of Dinosaurs Come to Life in less than a month, we wanted to give you a glimpse at our impressive lineup of dinos for 2014! Dilophosaurus As the only returning dino, Dilophosaurus is a seasoned vet and fan favorite. “The spitter” boasts a double-crested head and impressive trajectory of his...
Don’t succumb to post-holiday/seasonal depression. Yes, it’s still cold and snowy in Central PA, but here at Reptiland, we’re too busy prepping for great things in 2014 to let ourselves get down in the dumps. Our 2nd annual Paint the Dino Coloring Contest starts today! While our subject for the contest isn’t technically...
Update 12/5/13: This limited event has been extended through January 2014! Just in time for Halloween, when ghoulish characters and terrifying monsters are lurking about, we’ve got our own creepy creatures here at the zoo… Monsters and Dragons and Giants, OH MY! Gila monsters, Komodo dragons, and a giant cane toad to be more...
In honor of National Zoo Keeper Week, we’d like to take some time to recognize all that our amazing zoo keepers do! Many people probably think of zoo keepers as having the best, most fun job because they get to “play” with all the cool creatures in the zoo; in reality, their job is much more […]
Last Tuesday, news of the missing red panda named Rusty rocked Washington (and the rest of the country) when the raccoon-resembling mammal escaped from the National Zoo in D.C. Twitter was ablaze with tweets from stuffy politicians to humble animal-lovers, all bearing the same “#redpanda” reference. After hours of news coverage,...
Flashlight Safari at Reptiland Have you ever wondered what happens in a zoo after dark? You might imagine something similar to “Night at the Museum” where all the animals magically come out of their cages and begin their nightly frolics. Believe it or not, this isn’t the case. Many animals, however, are more active after […]
It’s an exciting time of year at Reptiland, the time of year we as a staff come to anticipate. This is the time that we welcome not only warm breezes and new blossoms, but also the opening of our seasonal exhibits. The planning starts earlier than you might think; before the end of 2011 was […]
Being a zoo keeper can be very exciting, especially when we get the chance to acquire and work with baby animals. We care for these young, vulnerable critters and take part in their growth and development into mature healthy adults. Some animals take longer than others to get to the adult stage such as the […]
Komodo dragons are found on only a handful of Indonesian islands and are rarely exported to other countries. North American zoos cooperatively manage a captive population of dragons as an SSP (Species Survival Plan), but in recent years, the US population suffered the loss of many adult females and the breeding program stalled. In 2010, […]
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