Last Friday I ventured out to a media preview of Zoo Atlanta's new Slimy, Scaly Spectacular exhibit with HSW Videographer Tyler Klang and my wife Bonnie J. Heath. Tyler and I were there to grab some video and an interview, but Bonnie was kind enough to capture a few beautiful reptile images to share with the site. Only a few of the coldblooded tenants had made the move to their new digs, but the new $18-million complex really made those specimens shine.
The Slimy, Scaly Spectacular replaces the old World of Reptiles house, which opened to the public in 1967. The new 14,000-square-foot exhibit boasts rich, environmental enclosures that maximize the viewing experience for all ages. As a father of a 3-year-old, this is a much appreciated upgrade, because the old enclosures were stark and difficult for little ones to view. Now he can get right up close and personal with the serpent of his choice.
The Slimy, Scaly Spectacular opens its doors to the public on April 2.