‘Hisshing’ her a happy birthday

2016-12-13 06:01
Connor Dickerson with Cleo.  Photo: supplied

Connor Dickerson with Cleo. Photo: supplied

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CELEBRATE a birthday party with a difference at Phezulu Safari Park on 16 December as Cleo turns 21. "Cleo is a beautiful Burmese Python that was born into the park 21 years ago. She weighs 48kg and is just over four metres long.

“Burmese Pythons are not indigenous to South Africa, but look very similar to our African Rock pythons. Cleo’s job at the park is the educate people to not just buy any snake as some grow extremely large and can’t be kept for long.
“This leads to many being handed into sanctuaries such as Phezulu Safari Park or even worse, released into the wild where they will destroy our natural fauna. Cleo is also a friendly snake and assists people to overcome their fear of snakes,” said Tristan Dickerson, Phezulu general manager.

“Phezulu Safari Park is a place to come with the children and enjoy the activities we have to offer. Free entry includes the view of the Valley of 1000 hills, two restaurants, children’s play area with jumping castle and zip line, two curio shops and a traditional Zulu shield factory.”

Activities include reptile park, game drives and Zulu village tours Zulu dance show.

On the 16 December visitors can get a picture with the birthday girl. Free cupcakes for children.

- Supplied.

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