Call to establish shelter for venomous snakes

saharan sand viper snake cerastes vipera
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AMMAN — Snake expert Yasin Al-Saqour has announced a new initiative in collaboration with the Jordan Zoo, located in the Yarmouk area south of the capital Amman, to establish a shelter for venomous snakes in Jordan. اضافة اعلان

Al-Saqour indicated that the initiative is awaiting official approvals that it will be one of the first in the region, Khaberni reported.

The initiative will contribute to extracting toxins from snakes and manufacturing special vaccines to prevent snakebites, within a comprehensive medical team at the expense of the zoo, according to Al-Saqour.

She called on the authorities to support the initiative in combating venomous snakes and manufacturing a Jordanian vaccine specifically for snakes.

Al-Saqour added that the group obtained vaccines worth JD2,000 from a Saudi donor, which are available in times of need.

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