Black mamba 'Houdini' back on display

2013-04-23 11:01

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Cape Town – Pretoria's "infamous" Black mamba, known as Houdini, is safely back in his home at the National Zoo's Reptile Park.

The SABC reported that Houdini was put back into his terrarium and is again on display to the public.

Houdini was kept in the Reptile Park's quarantine facility since he was found earlier this month after his escape almost a month earlier.

This was required to lessen his stress levels as a standard procedure following his capture.

Since his return, Houdini has eaten two day-old chicks and four mice.

As to how Houdini managed to escape has been the centre of an internal zoo investigation, says the zoo's Marketing Manager, Craig Allenby.
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