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Kentucky Reptile Zoo, Slade

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Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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. 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. The zoo has been featured on PBS, Animal Planet and National Geographic Channel.
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  • I wouldn't have bothered leaving a review, except I happened to see some of the "negative" reviews and it got my hackle feathers up. Kentucky Reptile Zoo is not a "road-side attraction" or a tourist....  more »
  • Very nice experience...COVID friendly modifications were provided which made it more personal and intimate.  more »
  • They had a lot to offer for how small of a place it truly was. They gave you pretty in depth information and actually told you what you were seeing instead of "oh, it's a snake. How nice ". The animals were very well taken care of and they cleaned the cages regularly. It was also extremely clean and an attractive display.
  • This is one of the most extensive reptile collections I have ever seen in one place. The work that they do with venous snakes alone is truly amazing and benefits so many people all over the world. Our tour guide was a college intern that is studying the physiological adaptation and evolution of various venomous species. The facility really is a multifaceted and greatly beneficial place to take the whole family to learn about creatures that are mostly misunderstood. My wife and I will be donating and visit often.

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