Reptiles all have skin covered in scales which gives them a distinctive appearance. In Ireland we have only one native reptile - the Viviparous (live-bearing) Lizard, however across the World and especially in warmer regions there are thousands of reptiles living in every environment you can think of - from the harsh Canadian tundra and the deserts of Africa to lush rainforests such as the Amazon and even tropical seas such as the Great Barrier Reef!

With a Mantella Interactive Animal Encounters visit you can get up close and personal to a bewildering diversity of reptiles from every corner of the World and learn how each is specially adapted to survive. From tiny sand diggers to giant rainforest tree-dwellers, our range of reptiles will inspire you to get hands-on with these wonderful animals and dispel the myth that they are cold, slimy and aggressive creatures

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