Bringing together private keepers and zoological professionals to share our experience and our knowledge, one with another.
In partnership with the British Herpetological Society (BHS) this conference is being held at the birthplace of the International Herpetological Society (IHS), Drayton Manor Zoo.
This is a meeting for all those who believe it’s time to get rid of myths and assumptions, and base reptile husbandry on a combination of good science, new technology and long-term studies of the animals in the wild.
Learn from some of the best, with world leading experts from all over the world. Our speakers are some of the top people in their area of expertise.
Robert is the Curator of Herpetology at Audubon Zoo and an Affiliate Research Associate of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. He is the founding editor of Biawak – Journal of Varanid Biology and Husbandry and a herpetoculture section editor for Herpetological Review. In addition to reptile behavior and reproduction, his research and publications have focused heavily on advancing herpetological husbandry and welfare, particularly in zoological parks.
Drayton Manor Theme Park & Zoo
Located just outside Tamworth, Staffordshire, Drayton Manor Zoo is a fascinating place to explore with 15 acres of open plan zoo home to over 100 animals from all over the world including endangered species. It is also the birthplace of the International Herpetological Society.
The conference is held within Drayton Manor Hotel in the grounds of the park. There are plenty of rooms available on a B&B rate.
There are plenty of local alternative options available on Booking.com
For visitors that will be using satellite navigation to get here, the post code to use is B78 3SA
(BHX) Birmingham International Airport – approx 14 miles
(EMA) East Midlands Airport – Approx 26 miles
Nearest Train Station:
Tamworth – Approx 3 Miles
110 – Catch the Arriva 110 bus from Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield or Tamworth for a relaxing journey on our Sapphire service, setting you up for a fun day out. Stopping a short walk away from Drayton Manor Park entrance, exit the bus at ‘The Square’ island in Fazeley.
115– You can also catch the 115 from Tamworth, Hurley, Dosthill or Kingsbury, alighting at the same stop.
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