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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Brady Barr makes a splash at the zoo

Dr. Brady Barr, the enigmatic host of National Geographic's Dangerous Encounters: Countdown Croc, appeared for a special presentation in Zoomazium yesterday. The celebrated herpetologist (that's someone who studies reptiles, for those of you not in the know!) visited prior to his National Geographic lecture held at Benaroya Hall. Thanks to spring break (and before the torrential hail storm), more than 100 kids were treated to a talk about reptiles and got the chance to meet a blue-tongued skink, tortoise and ball python up close while Brady filled them in on lots of info about their natural history, conservation status and his adventures in the field. We hope that Brady can come back and visit longer---though we're glad he didn't bring one of his 23-foot-long crocodile friends!

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