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SINGAPORE ZOO > REPTILE GARDEN
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LOCATION:
Between Cat Country and Fragile Forest.

DESCRIPTION:
The main attraction here is probably the komodo dragons which originated from the Indonesian island of Komodo itself. Then there is also the Walk-Through Reptile Exhibit which has iguanas, marmosets and giant tortoises on display.

There is also an enclosed section where the zoo keeps various types of snake, many of which are poisonous! There are oriental whip snake (light green in colour, easily camouflaged among the leaves, mildly venomous), black spitting cobra (a native of Singapore and Peninsula Malaysia's forests, notorious habit of spitting its venom up to 2 meters in distance when in attacking mode), mangrove snake (black with yellow stripes, mildly venomous), royal python (native of West and Central Africa, non-venomous and yet still lethal), green tree python (almost identical to oriental whip snake but bigger in size and has bright spots in its body), western and eastern diamond-back rattlesnakes (the latter, native of American southeast, is regarded as the most lethal snake in its continent), and king cobra (no need to introduce, one of the world's most venomous snakes and could kill within 15 minutes of biting).

MY VERDICT:
Good and educational. 

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