Friday, June 03, 2022 - Start of exhibition
The exhibition is open!
Friday started with a panic, because the transporter that was supposed to bring most of the animals to the exhibition had a flat tyre. We quickly had a solution, as the Gettorf Zoo immediately provided one of its vans without a second thought. At this point, a big thank you to the zoo.
The special exhibits this year: Our 5 common northern boas (Boa constrictor imperator) have an entire, previously empty, enclosure to themselves, and are visibly enjoying it. After a long wait Australian green tree frogs (Litoria caerulea) and a carpet python (Morelia spilota variegata) are back with us again this year. And of course you can’t miss our bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps), royal python (Python regius), Mexican redknee tarantula (Brachypelma hamorii), the walking bean (Diapherodes gigantea) and our blue-tongued skink lady (Tiliqua sincoides sincoides) Dörte. Our two young reticulated pythons (Malayopython reticulatus) Maren and Manfred are new to the show
The day was fairly quiet in terms of visitor numbers, so we were able to have a few nice conversations and the animals were able to acclimatise a little. Shortly before the end, two members of the association went to stroke the tapirs.
Saturday, June 04, 2022 - The last two animals move in
Today the last two animals moved in: our Dumeril's boa (Acrantrophis dumerili) Mr. Potter and our Mexican redknee tarantula lady (Brachypelma hamorii) Lotti.
In the Paradise Hall, there are now three Mexican redknee tarantula ladies in a row: Isolde, Astra and Lotti. People were a bit scared of them at first, but this subsided once we’d explained a little about them.
On Saturday, there were considerably more visitors. We had a lot of nice chats. Young and old were enthusiastic about our 5 common northern boas, which were settled in what was once the monkey enclosure. Our 9 corn snakes were also hugely popular. Thanks to three creative young gentlemen, 6 of them now finally have a name. Naturally everyone wanted to see our bearded dragon Dino, our African millipedes, walking beans, Australian green tree frogs and land snails (Achatinidae). We are looking forward to Whit Sunday.