SNAKES (Colubridae, Boidae, Viperidae)

The Serpentarium

This project´s goal is to protect the snakes that are systematically pursued and killed due to fear and ignorance of the people. We believe that education to the public is the only way to give knowledge of the importance of snakes in the ecosystem. The serpents help us regulate plagues which bring diseases, they are in the middle of the feeding chain for being preys of bigger animals and they are very important in the field of science, which researches for the potential use of their venom in the healing of important diseases. The snakes that arrive to Paseo de los Monos are liberated into protected areas in their habitat after a veterinary check and under the guidance of the authorities of the Ministerio del Ambiente of Ecuador.