Starting in November, the 40-year-old reptile zoo in the Haus der Natur will be completely redesigned for 1.5 million euros. The keeping conditions for snakes, lizards or tortoises should be improved in Salzburg’s outstanding natural history museum and become much more natural, says HdN director Robert Lindner.
“My department is just as old as me and it’s high time we built a new one, because you can tell everywhere that we’re technically behind the curve. That we have a lot of work and trouble because the booth is old,” says the head of the reptile zoo, Rupert Eckkrammer. From November 7th, the reptile zoo will be renovated for a year. All animals are now being placed in internal quarantine quarters and are scheduled to move into the new terrariums in autumn 2023.
Lifelike keeping conditions in shared terrariums
The new reptile zoo will be technically up to date, and the housing conditions for all our animals will also be improved, says director Lindner. “We will change the organization of the terrariums, from the current keeping of individual species to habitat-oriented terrariums where several species are kept together.
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We’ll put together the first tropics, the Californian deserts and the savannas,” says Lindner Terrarium better than in a small room.
Visitors served by renovation plans
Visitors are already looking forward to the new attraction in the House of Nature. For example, student Jakob Lorenz from Burghausen uses the search for animals in the terrariums, his mother, Marita Lorenz, adds that observing real animals cannot be replaced by a computer game.