Virginia Residing Museum to host reptile weekend occasion


The occasion is a superb alternative to study extra about totally different native and unique reptiles, whereas additionally studying about their wanted care and conservation efforts.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Writer’s be aware: The video above is on file from a separate story that aired concerning the Virginia Residing Museum in Could 2020. 

Twix the two-headed turtle lives on the Virginia Residing Museum. As a two-headed purple eared slider, is a hybrid of two totally different species that is an instance of the work the museum does to coach and preserve. 

“Twix’s public debut is 2 years within the making. Animal Welfare workers spent the mandatory time to look at and perceive this turtle’s skills, and consider the general well being of this really distinctive reptile,” stated James Weinpress, the senior director of animal welfare.

You may meet Twix and a number of other different sorts of critters on the museum’s Reptile and Amphibian Weekend on March 26 and 27. 

“This weekend highlights all the pieces about reptiles and amphibians in Virginia, from the particular diversifications developed in our area, to the roles they play in our ecosystem,” stated  Kortney Jaworski, the Herpetology curator on the Virginia Residing Museum. 

 “That is additionally a fantastic place for youngsters and adults to learn to determine venomous and nonvenomous animals, the distinction between reptiles and amphibians, and even get some recommendations on accountable pet possession.”  

From visitor reveals from the Virginia Herpetological Society and Christopher Newport College’s biology division to actions like alligator feeding and Noisy Neighbors: A Frog Story planetarium present, there’s one thing for everybody.

It is really useful that you simply reserve your tickets. Click on right here to take action, and to study extra concerning the occasion. A restricted variety of behind-the-scenes tickets are additionally obtainable. 


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