Our snakes love this new climbing structure we built for them

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LSC is busy this summer with fun activities like Dino Dig, Wildlife Challenge, and Grossology, but did you know that our animals also need fun activities in order to stay healthy? These activities are called enrichment, and we provide many enrichment activities for the animals here at LSC, including our newest tool: the Concertina Climber!

The structure, made for our snakes, is over five feet tall and features six sides that are covered with pegs. It's the perfect surface for our slithery friends to stretch out.

<i><center>Our Red-Tailed Boa Constrictor enjoys the Concertina Climber</i></center>
Our Red-Tailed Boa Constrictor enjoys the Concertina Climber

The name “concertina” comes from the snakes, too! It describes one of their gaits, or the way they move their bodies.

The Concertina Climber, built by our exhibits team with help from our animal husbandry team, is used for our Animals Out & About program. In this program, our animals venture outside their enclosures and guests get to see them up-close and in-person.

So far, our Red-Tailed Boa Constrictor and Jungle Carpet Python have enjoyed the new climber, and guests have loved seeing them try it out!

<i><center>Guests watch as the Red-Tailed Boa Constrictor tries out the Concertina Climber for the first time</i></center>
Guests watch as the Red-Tailed Boa Constrictor tries out the Concertina Climber for the first time

Visit our Eat and Be Eaten exhibition on your next visit to the Science Center to see our snakes, as well as 100+ fascinating animal species such as the naked mole rats, cotton-top tamarin monkeys, and leaf-cutter ants.


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