Werribee Open Range Zoo Showcases Dumeril’s Boa Snake Ramp at the Zoo

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Werribee Open Range Zoo staff have come up with a new way to provide some of its largest reptiles with the choice to explore further than they ever have before.The two-metre ramp attaches to the outside of the Zoo’s Dumeril’s boa snake exhibit on a 45 degree angle to the floor, providing a connecting bridge for the reptiles to explore their external environment in a safe and controlled manner. The ramp is fitted with various wooden pegs to encourage the boas to actively constrict and maneuver their bodies,which are natural behaviours often used by the reptiles to secure their prey. Keeper Malinda Delahant said the snake ramp was used for up to 30 minutes at a time, and provided the Dumeril’s boas with a range of benefits.
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