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Reptile Rescue Center, Houtave


Here’s an idea for an afternoon out with the kids with a difference. A visit to Belgium’s first ever Reptile Rescue Center, which recently opened.

Its aims are to rehabilitate reptiles that are injured or unwanted — and provide much needed education into how to care for a pet reptile. It’s located in Houtave, a small village between Bruges and Oostende. The centre is equipped with all sorts of vivaria and aquaria to care for up to 430 reptiles. The centre is already hosting 150 animals. These range from terrapins, turtles, crocodiles and alligators to Asiatic rock pythons, albino reticulated pythons, crested gekkos, bearded dragons, water dragons and an Argentinian tegu.

If you are interested in visiting the Reptile Rescue Centre, it’s open on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The small admission fee helps to support the centre.

And if you would like to read an article on the center, click here.

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