Fill your quota for cold-blooded company with today's Groupon to the Kentucky Reptile Zoo in Slade. Choose between the following two options:
- For $7, you get two admission tickets for adults age 16 and older (a $14 value).
- For $5, you get two admission tickets for children age 4–15 (a $10 value). All children must be accompanied by a paid adult. Children age 3 and younger get in for free.
Nature lovers feed their scaly critter fascinations with the Kentucky Reptile Zoo's collection of more than 80 types of snakes, turtles, and other cold-blooded creatures. Various vipers, cobras, rattlesnakes, and an 18-foot reticulated python entrance snake-charmed visitors. Kids get a kick out of shell dwellers in the Turtle Tracks area, a habitat for both tortoises and aquatic turtles.
Most days, zoo director Jim Harrison demonstrates live venom extraction, milking king cobras and other tubular reptiles of their poisonous potions while explaining the medical applications for which they can be used (schedule varies; call ahead to confirm times, days, and species). At 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., other programs provide visitors with intriguing information and up-close looks at the scaly sidekicks, with the snake show presenting a host of slitherers and the alligator show explaining how to tell the difference between a gator and a crocodile using only a bejeweling spray gun.
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