uShaka celebrates World Snake Day

The 16th of July will be celebrated as World Snake Day and uShaka Marine World invites you to visit Dangerous Creatures in the uShaka Village Walk Mall. The village will be open from 10am – 16:30pm on both Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th. Snake demonstrations will take place at 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00. […]

The 16th of July will be celebrated as World Snake Day and uShaka Marine World invites you to visit Dangerous Creatures in the uShaka Village Walk Mall.

Our very own “Indiana Jones snake beefcake” – one of Durban’s popular models, Stanley Okwulieaku gearing up for World Snake Day! PHOTO: Ushaka Marine World

The village will be open from 10am – 16:30pm on both Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th. Snake demonstrations will take place at 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00.

Meet the herpetologists who will be celebrating this day dedicated to the awareness of snakes by encouraging visitors to get to know more about our reptile friends and why they are so important.

Fun Facts:

Did you know there are 130 different species of snakes in South Africa and only 10% of them are venomous? It is also important to understand that snakes are flight animals which means their first response is to flee from danger and not to stay and defend themselves as is the case with fight animals.

In South Africa snakes don’t hibernate in winter, but they do slow down and are not as active as they are in summer, but if you do see one, treat it with respect and allow it to get away safely.

For more information contact:
uShaka Marine World – 031 328 8222

By: Lisanne Lazarus