Kentucky Reptile Zoo
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Kentucky Reptile Zoo

Kentucky Reptile Zoo is a non-profit business in Slade, Kentucky, that specializes in venomous reptiles and the acquisition of venom through a process called venom extraction.[1] The venom is collected for use in medical research programs as well as for the production of anti-serum. The Kentucky Reptile Zoo is owned by Jim Harrison.[2][3][4] The zoo has been featured on PBS, Animal Planet and National Geographic Channel.[5]

References

  1. ^ "409 Snakes a gift full of venom". Daily News. 29 November 2001. Retrieved 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kentucky man 'milks' 600 to 1,000 venomous snakes a week". Kentucky.com. 19 December 2010. Retrieved 2013. 
  3. ^ "VENOMOUS VISITORS, KENTUCKY ZOOKEEPER HAS RARE CARIBBEAN VIPERS TO STUDY". Lexington Herald-Leader. 21 February 2004. 
  4. ^ "Trainer bitten while treating a King Cobra". The Madison Courier. 30 October 1999. Retrieved 2013. 
  5. ^ Parks, Kathy (16 March 2009). "Exploring Kentucky's Natural Bridge State Resort Park". Our Tribune. Retrieved 2013. 

External links

Official website



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