Visitor Information
 
 
Park Timings : 08:30 17:30 hrs
Weekly Holiday : Tuesday
Visitor Fees : 15 per adult
    5 per child (5-12 years of age)
    20 for still camera
    100 for video camera

Think it over !

     "The snake with its many unique and, in some ways, contradictory attributes has been worshipped, feared, puzzled over, hated, loved, exploited, exterminated, studied and even petted. It has been used in magic, witchcraft, religion, medicine, war, torture, sport, science, commerce and entertainment. On the one hand, it has been a symbol of procreation, health, longevity, immortality and wisdom; on the other, it has represented death, disease, sin, lechery, duplicity, and temptation. It is a paradox... Mankind has seldom ignored it"

-Ramona & Desmond Morris

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     "Familiarity with nature never breeds contempt. The more one learns, the more he expects surprises, and the more he becomes aware of the inscrutable".

-Archibald Rutledge

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     "Why should we protect snakes? We are told that this is because they play an important role in destroying vermin like rats and agricultural pests. True, but that's not the whole truth. This is a narrow view posited on the arrogant assumption that man and man alone is the Lord and Master of the Earth, that his interests are supreme and all other denizens on earth, plant or animal, have their relevance only so long as they contribute to his own material welfare.

     "Snakes deserve to be protected for their own sake.

     "These splendidly endowed creatures in command of faculties denied to us, some of which are beyond our understanding and some, perhaps, even beyond our imagination, have a significant place in life on this planet that we, humans, smugly call 'ours' but which, certainly, is not ours alone".

-B. Vijayaraghavan

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     "The Huichol Indians[of Mexico] admire the beautiful markings on the back of serpents. Hence when a Huichol woman is about to weave or embroider, her husband catches a large serpent and holds it in a cleft stick, while the woman strokes the reptile with one hand down the length of its entire back; then she passes the same hand over her forehead and eyes, that she may be able to work as beautiful patterns in the web as the markings on the back of the serpent".

     Quoting the above passage from The Golden Bough(1922), Sir James G.Fraser's classic study in magic and religion, Des Kennedy says in Nature's Outcastes - A New Look at Living things We Love to hate(1992):

     "That's the kind of reverence for the natural world we somehow lost... Snakes, I think, are a good starting point for rediscovering Eden".

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     "So many of us owe zoo animals for our love of the natural world. Our debt to these captives is large".

-Sy Montgomery

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