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Don't give safari park's latest exhibition the slip; SAFARI PARK.

Byline: By Jane Tyler

A NEW exhibit at West Midlands Safari Park is definitely not for the faint-hearted.

The world's deadliest snakes are on show in its Reptile House as part of a new exhibition.

"Record Breakers" features some of the species' deadliest, largest, heaviest and longest examples.

It has been named "Mark O'Shea's Reptile World" after the park's consultant curator of reptiles.

Mark, who is also a regular face on ITV's "Safari" show, has used the knowledge and expertise he has gained in his world travels as a herpetologist to put together the exhibition.

Visitors will be able to see an 11ft Reticulated Python, a breed which is the longest snake in the world.

There is also a King Cobra - one of the world's most venomous snakes.

The park also has two Green Anacondas which are the largest and heaviest snakes in the world weighing 8st and 7st.

Mark will be at the park on most Sundays during the summer talking to visitors and guiding them round the exhibit.


SNAKE IN THE GRASS... Mark O'Shea with a deadly King Cobra, one of the exhibits at the new West Midlands Safari Park display.
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Date:Aug 6, 2007
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