Snake Rescue at Oasys MiniHollywood
A few months ago, the Unit of the National Police Corps Attached to the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, together with SOIVRE, rescued next to the garbage containers in Almería, a specimen of reticulated python (Malayopython reticulatus) of almost four meters length, which was deposited at the Oasys MiniHollywood Park facilities for their care and custody.
After a few weeks in which the animal was recovering from some of the problems it had at the time of its rescue, such as the difficulty of shedding of skin, inadequate feeding and malnutrition, the Department of Conservation of the Zoological Reserve began to look for a suitable facility and enabled for the needs of this species that could house it, since one of the characteristics of these animals is the little or no ability to coexist with other species, so due to its large size it could not stay too long in our facilities.
Thanks to the Iberian Association of Zoo and Aquariums (AIZA) of which the Oasys Park is a part and after consulting with all the members of said Association, finally the Lagos Zoo was willing to host said animal and even to design and build a suitable habitat for it.
This zoo that is located in the South of Portugal, carried out the necessary works to be able to receive it and once the appropriate permits had been processed from the administrations of both countries, members of the Oasys Park undertook the transfer of said animal to their new Zoo.
Thanks to the close collaboration between the National Police Force, the Soivre of Almería, the Lagos Zoo and Oasys MiniHollywood, this impressive specimen now enjoys a good quality of life.