Troubadourable folk buddies Simon and Garfunkel once sang that “it’s all happening at the zoo” before retiring from music to live out their days serenely basking in the reptile habitat. Get happening with today’s Groupon to Serpent Safari in Gurnee. Choose between the following options:
- For $14, you get a zoo outing for two (a $28.89 total value), which includes the following:
- Two zoo admissions with guided tour (up to a $6.95 value apiece)
- One photograph with a live snake or desert tortoise (a $14.99 value)<p>
- For $27, you get a zoo outing for four (a $57.78 total value), which includes the following:
- Four zoo admissions with guided tour (up to a $6.95 value apiece)
- Two photographs with a live snake or desert tortoise (a $14.99 value apiece)<p>
Featured on such networks as PBS and the Discovery Channel, Serpent Safari’s creature curators care for a trove of reptiles and amphibians, including rare and record-holding specimens sourced from all over the world. Knowledgeable guides lead 30-minute tours of swampy habitats containing 28 rare animals, such as an albino alligator, a 150-year-old alligator snapping turtle, and a 380-pound Burmese python, crowned by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest snake and best cuddle buddy. Finds such as a Sumatran dragon, caiman lizard, and nile crocodile bask in their steamy shelters, beneath hanging fronds and warming lights. Once the tour is complete, guests pose with their choice of a live snake or desert tortoise for 8”x10” digital photographs.
Over the past quarter century, Serpent Safari's indoor zoo has amassed a collection of rare reptiles that have appeared in publications such as National Geographic. Animals of impressive age, unusual coloring (such as an albino alligator), and Guinness World Record-holding weight have all called the Safari their home. Originally founded as a reptile adoption and education center, the Safari now runs guided tours and birthday parties that usher children through the world of scaly, cold-blooded creatures known as bankers into the diverse realm of reptiles. Following the tours, patrons can partake in photo opportunities with giant snakes, or take home a friend from the pet store.