AMPHIBIANS and REPTILES
AMPHIBIANS and REPTILES Hall in Regional Natural History Museum - Plovdiv
In the "Amphibians and Reptiles" Hall there are two showcases located along the walls of the room. The vast majority of amphibians are presented in the form of wet preparations. The rest of the exhibits are arranged in an artificial environment that resembles their natural habitats. In this hall visitors can get acquainted with many representatives of the Bulgarian herpetofauna and with some interesting tropical species.
One of the most valuable exhibits of the Regional Natural History Museum - Plovdiv is located in this hall - the 8,5-meter green anaconda, which is the longest taxidermy snake in Europe. Other notable representatives of the exotic reptiles are the black mamba, the eastern and western green mamba, the loggerhead sea turtle, the various types of alligators and others.
The Bulgarian herpetofauna is represented by nearly 60 species, among which are the most common non-venomous snakes, viper, adder, the critically endangered red whip snake, Caspian turtle, European fire-bellied toad, etc.
A curious accent in the hall are the Atlantic bluefin tuna and the European sturgeon on the ceiling, which impress with their big size.