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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Dublin Zoo celebrates the arrival of a green tree python this St. Patrick’s Weekend

Legend suggests that St. Patrick banished all snakes from Ireland,  however this weekend Dublin Zoo is welcoming the arrival of a striking green tree python to its Reptile House.

The green tree python is a small, slender species of python  which prefers to coil over a tree branch rather than  live on the ground. Native to the rainforests of New Guinea and northern Australia, green tree pythons are non venomous. Green tree pythons are carnivores and feed on small mammals and occasionally reptiles.

Eddie O’Brien team leader at Dublin Zoo said: “This python, which came from Emmen Zoo in the Netherlands, is settling in very well and we are very excited  for visitors to get the opportunity to see him for the first time this weekend. ”

On St. Patrick’s Day there will be lots of activities for families to enjoy at Dublin Zoo including maypole ribbon dancing, face-painting, arts & crafts and a DJ playing festive music!  Magical storytelling will also take place with the leprechaun king while special keeper talks will run throughout the day and visitors can watch their favourite animals enjoy tri-coloured treats!

 

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