Home to over 60 species of reptiles and amphibians, a third of which have never been seen here before, RepTopia takes you on a tour of four unique geographical zones. Multi-species displays, keeper demos, interactive stations and play elements interface to make this a most ‘snake’-tacular zone.
The first reptiles evolved from amphibians more than 295 million years ago and grew to be the dinosaurs that would dominate Earth during the Mesozoic Era. The reptiles that survived the mass extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago are to be found in a wide range of habitats and climates around the world today.
RepTopia houses under one roof reptiles hailing from the Indo-Pacific, African Jungle, Neotropical Rainforests and Deserts of the World zones.
Masters of disguise and sophisticated hunters, reptiles have readily adapted to life across the tropics and subtropics, some even in temperate climates. The majority of them are carnivorous and they have important roles to play as predators and to a lesser extent, as prey, in every ecosystem they exist in.
To feature the interconnectedness of all life-forms, different species are displayed side by side in exhibits landscaped to replicate the reptiles’ natural habitats.
For a peek into the secret lives of reptiles, stick around for the daily keeper interactive session. Glass panels open like windows, giving unimpaired views of the scaly kind during these demonstrations. You may get to watch a cobra feeding, or observe alligator medical training underway.
If you do get a chance to feed a chameleon during one of our exclusive Wild Discoverer tours, hold on tight to your feeding tongs as its long, sticky tongue will shoot out with surprising speed and capture its prey in the blink of an eye.
Gather your courage as you go beyond the boundaries of the buggy and into the realm of our scaly residents. Get up close with snakes and dragons (bearded ones, that is!), feed our amazing reptilian friends and more!
*Ages 3 to 12