Malaysia National Museum To Host Snakes Exhibition

KUALA LUMPUR – The National Museum will organise a Snake Exhibition, showing 100 venomous and non-venomous snakes, for one month beginning Sept 4.

Its director-general, Datuk Ibrahim Ismail said the exhibition would be held in collaboration with Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Poisons Centre and Institute of Medical Research Malaysia with the aim of giving the public the opportunity to learn more about the reptile.

Themed “Snakes Versus Snakes”, he said a total of 60 venomous snakes would be displayed together with 40 non-venomous snakes for the exhibition.

Other exhibits to be showcased are seven preserved venomous sea snakes, including Beaked Sea Snake (Enhydrina Schistosa) and Ornate Reef Sea Snake (Hydrophis ornatos) from the Indian Ocean, Kloss’ Sea Snake (Hydrophis klossi) from Indo-West Pacific, Jerdon’s Sea Snake (Kerilia jerdoni) from Central Indo-Pacific to India, Banded Sea Snake (Laticauda colubrina) from coast of Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, West Malaysia dan Singapore to Indonesia and Anomalous Sea Snake (Thalassophis anomalus) from the South China Sea.

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