Kentucky Reptile Zoo

Kentucky Reptile Zoo is a non-profit business in Slade, Kentucky, that specializes in venomous reptiles and the acquisition of venom through a process called venom extraction.[1] The venom is collected for use in medical research programs as well as for the production of anti-serum. The Kentucky Reptile Zoo is owned by Jim Harrison.[2][3][4] The zoo has been featured on PBS, Animal Planet and National Geographic Channel.[5]

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  1. ^ "409 Snakes a gift full of venom". Daily News. 29 November 2001. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Kentucky man 'milks' 600 to 1,000 venomous snakes a week". Kentucky.com. 19 December 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  3. ^ "VENOMOUS VISITORS, KENTUCKY ZOOKEEPER HAS RARE CARIBBEAN VIPERS TO STUDY". Lexington Herald-Leader. 21 February 2004.
  4. ^ "Trainer bitten while treating a King Cobra". The Madison Courier. 30 October 1999. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  5. ^ Parks, Kathy (16 March 2009). "Exploring Kentucky's Natural Bridge State Resort Park". Our Tribune. Retrieved 21 February 2013.

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Coordinates: 37°47′36″N 83°42′14″W / 37.7932°N 83.7039°W / 37.7932; -83.7039