INDIAN RIVER REPTILE ZOO
To maintain and operate to the highest safety and husbandry standards, a facility that specializes in providing sanctuary for reptiles.
To educate students and the general public about the importance of reptiles in our ecosystem and their unique scientific value.
To maintain emergency supplies of exotic antivenin.
To participate in authorised breeding programs of endangered reptile species.
To operate our not for profit registered charity facility on a positive cash flow basis.
About Indian River Reptile Zoo
Indian River Reptile Zoo is a not for profit registered charity. It operates a zoo that is open seasonally to the public and charges admission.
The facility operates all year as a sanctuary for reptiles and provides domicile for both endangered species and species that have been abandoned by previous pet owners.
Our zoo maintains the highest safety and husbandry standards.
We do not buy or sell animals and participate in designated breeding programs.
All funds available from admissions and donations are used to maintain our facility, provide feed and husbandry required for the reptiles in our care.
Our zoo founded the Ontario Antivenin Bank in 2000; and, since then has provided life saving emergency antivenin to Ontario hospitals when needed to save lives of snake bite victims.