In the legends of ancient China tells the story of that dragon once there was a huge sea snake or a giant boa constrictor, swollen from the sea water in the Yangtze river.
Live large Boas and Kharkov zoo. Although to see their usual Kharkiv is unlikely. For the past four years as the entrance to the terrarium of the zoo is closed — emergency building on the brink of destruction. The roof of the cage, consisting of concrete slabs started to crumble. And simple repair in this case is not enough.
Once there was an aquarium for fish the local waters, says head of the Department of amphibians and reptiles of the zoo Olga Kalinovskaya, and when in 1995 marking the centenary of the zoo, was transformed into the current terrarium. Now the zoo management plans to restore the aquarium, and over it to build the pavilion-a terrarium. It remains only to find the money to build.
Thus it happened that now to exhibit a collection of snakes for the zoo anywhere. New housing received only crocodiles, lizards and small amphibians in the premises of the recently renovated monkey house. The rest live in various closed the eyes of the visitors spaces.
In Kharkov zoo today is home to 20 snake species, only about 200 individuals creeping. All of them are tropical snakes that were bred in captivity.
Creeping the oldest inhabitant of the zoo — a female Continue reading
Regional assemblages of species of poisonous snakes in different geographical areas may vary depending on your location. In each location the major efforts must be made to be aware of the presence of toxic species, as they are not the dominant species and represent a danger to humans. In addition, they are much better known under local names or simplified compared to the more common and comparatively less dangerous individuals. In Panama, the special distribution received three main families of poisonous snakes, namely: alkoholowe vipers, coral snakes and sea snakes.
Only in the Western hemisphere of the Earth all the vipers are so-called pits, which represent a deepening from the outer side of the upper jaw, between the nose hole and eye, which indicates zoologist Harold Trapido, is sensitive to changes in the ambient temperature of the body. Thanks to its incredible sensitivity, this hole helps to locate and attack warm-blooded animals (of course, when the predator is close enough to potenitally victims). It is considered, among other things, that such amharinya bodies along the lower jaw perform the same functions and have common Boas (or devouring snakes). Even assuming that such a snake is removed and the language she blinded with blackened collodion, it will still be able to produce its fatal bite, aiming for an electric bulb, covered with Continue reading
Below is a series of images showing how to make the safe transport of snakes in hot weather and in cold weather.
The first shows the main elements that you need to make your own a safe transport box for snakes. You’ll need a sturdy cardboard box, one sheet teploizoljatsionnogo of polystyrene of a thickness of 2.5 cm(this is a special type of foam that is sold in DIY markets. It is much denser than normal foam and has a hard plastic coating that stays sticky tape) and a sharp knife. The second picture shows the best packing tape is one of those that you can buy. It is very comfortable and durable packing tape. When transporting animals to save on strength it is impossible.
Here the image is collected, but not fully stocked box for transport. Make sure you stick the tape on all internal seams of the box before you put it in the foam.
The partition separates a small chamber with cold or hot packs. Dividing the foam must have a small hole size of 1 5 cm. It will allow cold or warm air slowly to cool or heat the compartment with the animal. Don’t forget to glue all joints on both sides.
Once you do, you can lay down and on the sides of the compartment bags (chilled Continue reading