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Spotlight on snakes: Nature’s coolest creepers

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Get ready to dive into the wild and wonderful world of snakes as we shine a spotlight on one of Lion Learners most popular animals.

Common name: Snake

Scientific name: Serpentes

 

Spectacular snake fact

Snakes might not have legs but they can still move in mind-boggling ways. Their super strong muscles let them slither and slide effortlessly through forests, deserts and grasslands. Some snakes can even climb trees and swim like fish. Talk about being nature’s acrobats!

 

Sensational snake senses

Snakes have some extraordinary senses. Instead of using their nose like we do, they stick out their tongue to the smell the world around them. Their wiggly tongues pick up scent particles from the air, giving them a keen sense of smell. They can also detect vibrations in the ground, helping them find prey or avoid danger. Snakes truly have a nose for adventure.

 

Shedding skin style

Imagine you could shed your skin like a banana! Well, snakes can do just that. As they grow, snakes shed their old skin to make room for the new. It’s like having a new set of clothes. They wiggle out their old skin in one piece, revealing a shiny and fresh new skin underneath. Ta dah!

 

Snake snack time

Snakes have some seriously impressive eating habits. They have stretchy jaws that allow them to swallow prey whole that is much larger than their own head. Some snakes eat mice, while others munch on frogs, birds, fish or even other snakes. It’s a snake eat snake world out there.

 

Meet a snake!

Snakes really are amazing. But don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself! Book a Lion Learners animal experience for your school, event or party and meet one of our slithery superstars. It’s a truly magical experience that you’ll never forget.

To book or get more information, please contact us.

Or find your nearest presenter.

 

Caring for our animals

Animal welfare is at the heart of everything we do. Many of our animals have been rescued from neglect or adopted from people who can no longer care for them. The animals live with their presenter in special habitats with the best possible enrichment. This encourages stimulation and natural behaviours. By living in our homes, we are able to form exceptionally strong bonds with the animals. It also lets us keep a very close eye on them to make sure they are happy, healthy and willing to socialise. It’s crucial that our animals’ needs are met and they are comfortable in any situation.

We carefully pick the species we choose to share our lives with, to ensure that we are able to meet their needs. This is why you won’t find us travelling with animals such as meerkats or racoons.

When you meet us, it will quickly become obvious how much we love our animals. We hope you will love them as much as we do!

 

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