Most people don’t know this, but I absolutely love reptiles!! And some of you might not be aware of this, but today is actually stenoodie’s , this blog, birthday too!! Happy birthday, stenoodie! As part of my one-year anniversary blogging (started blogging 365 days ago! Woohoo!), I visited Reptilia for some fun amphibian adventures! ^_^
Reptilia is a “State of the Art 25,000 square foot facility complete with 53 large reptile exhibits, venomous and non-venomous nurseries and a theatre for live shows”. It’s essentially a reptile zoo! They house many species of reptiles in exhibits that you can walk around the facility to view.
I’ve been meaning to visit this reptile zoo after purchasing a Groupon deal for a half-off admission. It just worked out perfectly that I could use this admission for my blog’s birthday celebration. It’s been so busy for me personally that I haven’t had much time to do something new. This was definitely something new and I can share with you all. 🙂
My mom and I took an afternoon to visit this amazing facility!! As I mentioned, I’m a huge fan of reptiles. I just think they’re so cute!! With their little budging eyes, scaly skin, and being mostly underwater, I just am in awe every time I see a reptile. It doesn’t matter if it’s a snake, turtle, or lizard; I find them all quite fascinating.
During our stay, we got to go on two tours in the zoo! Each tour starts on the hour and is only about 5-10 minutes in length and features three unique reptiles in each visit by one of the cast members. It was so fun and educational. I learned a lot with the other little kids in the zoo, haha. I also liked watching the green anacondas get fed during the public feedings. The anacondas literally wrapped their bodies around the poor dead rats, squeezing them to make sure they’re dead before devouring them.
I spent a good chunk of time looking at each glass exhibit to see what scaly inhabitants occupied the tank. I’ve never seen so many reptiles in one place before! I absolutely loved it. 😀
Before we left, we made sure to visit the gift shop/store to pick up something for our own turtles that we have at home. My red-eared sliders will be happy to try some new gourmet food!! Their products are actually cheaper to buy here than at our previous retailers. The staff was also very helpful in giving us advice on how to keep our turtles nutritionally fed and happy.
If you are ever slightly interested in reptiles and want to see a huge range of different species and have some indoor fun, I would recommend Reptilia to you. It’s located in Vaughan at 2501 Rutherford Road. 🙂