Look Out! Lizards and Snakes Continue to Invade Denver, This Time at Denver International Airport and Cherry Creek North

Look Out! Lizards and Snakes Continue to Invade Denver, This Time at Denver International Airport and Cherry Creek North

Snake Carriers and Snakes in Trees from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Display around Town

DENVER - May 3, 2012 -Passengers at Denver International Airport and shoppers in Cherry Creek North should be on the lookout for slithering snakes and leaping lizards. Two snake carrierdisplays have been spotted sitting empty in the baggage claim areas at the airport, and snakes have been seen hanging from the trees in Cherry Creek North.

These fun additions are part of an effort to increase awareness of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's temporary exhibition Lizards & Snakes, now open through July 8, 2012. 

The Lizards & Snakes exhibition offers Museum visitors the opportunity to see more than 60 live lizards and snakes from diverse habitats in Australia, Cuba, Egypt, Guatemala, Kenya, Madagascar, Indonesia, Mexico, Sudan, and the United States. The animals, ranging from the four-inch tropical girdled lizard to the 14-foot Burmese python, are displayed in terrariums specifically designed to encourage natural behavior, complete with ponds, tree limbs, rock ledges, and live plants. Don't worry, all the animals are behind glass!

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Press Contact

Charlotte Hurley, 303-370-6407, Charlotte.Hurley@dmns.org

 About Lizards & Snakes and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Lizards & Snakes is open through July 8 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Presented in Denver by Southwest Generation, the exhibition is free with Museum admission and includes more than 60 live snakes and lizards from five continents. Visitors can explore the evolution, movement, and feeding habits of this ancient group of animals.  The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth and the universe.

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Many of the Museum's educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

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