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Australian National Botanic Gardens
Growing, studying and promoting Australian plants

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GPO Box 1777
Canberra ACT 2601

Telephone (02) 6250 9546
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Media enquiries: Paul Ziesing (M) 0418 955 661


The best snakes are live snakes

Love them or loathe them - snakes, crocodiles, lizards, frogs and turtles are amazing.

As part of our Summer program of events and activities, the Botanic Gardens in Canberra is displaying over 60 live snakes, crocodiles, frogs, lizards and turtles – some of which you can touch.

The Australian National Botanic Gardens and the ACT Herpetological Association have joined forces for the fourth year to present an exhibition of live (and some not so live) snakes, crocodiles, lizards, frogs and other reptiles and amphibian animals.

Along with the opportunity for a close encounter with live reptiles there are special lunchtime talks by local experts:

Visitors to the exhibition can learn:

Remember, the Australian National Botanic Gardens extends its opening hours during summer, closing at 8:00 pm daily, and conducts free guided walks every day. Special twilight walks are available at 6:00 pm each Wednesday evening during January and February.

For more information, contact the Visitor Centre on 6250 9540 or visit our website at

When? Monday 19 January to Sunday 25 January 2004, 10 am to 4 pm.

Where? Education Centre, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, ACTON

Who? Everyone. Bookings not necessary. Inquiries ph:(02) 6250 9540

Cost? Adults $3, Children $2, Family group$5


Media contact: Paul Ziesing

Communications Officer

Australian National Botanic Gardens

(02) 6250 9546

0418 955 661

22 January 2004