The Reptile Zoo in Monroe, Washington State, is one of the many organizations that are working hard to ensure that many species of animals, not only reptiles, are protected. Their focus is on preserving nature as much as they can so that future generations can continue to see those species that are facing extinction.
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The Reptile Zoo was founded in 1996 by Scott Petersen, who worked as a biology teacher. Following his passion for reptiles, he started a business performing reptile presentations at various schools and events and it was only a matter of time before his love for reptiles became widely known all over the United States. Now, Petersen is also referred to as the Reptile Man.
He founded the zoo to fulfill his passion as well as to play his part in conservation. The Reptile Zoo educates visitors on how reptiles are important for the environment. Tour guides services are offered, giving an opportunity to look at some of the rarer species.
Regardless of whether you are afraid of reptiles or not, you will have the chance to hold snakes in your hands as well as touch some rare turtles and frogs and get up-close and personal with many other animals in a safe environment and under the supervision of highly trained and experienced staff. The Reptile Zoo has an amazing collection of species, some of which can only be found in the Amazon Forest. Some of popular animals on display here include a two-headed turtle, a black mamba, which is one of the world’s most deadly species of snake, an albino alligator, and lizards that can only be found in the Pacific Northwest.
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22715 US-2, Monroe, WA 98272, Phone: 360-805-5300