Monthly Archives: June 2011

75 YEARS AND GOING STRONG! CALLING ALL FORMER & CURRENT REPTILE GARDENS STAFF MEMBERS

Next year, 2012, Reptile Gardens will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. You know what that means? We are planning a fun staff reunion to celebrate this momentous anniversary. The main reunion event will be held on Saturday, 30 June 2012 … Continue reading

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Practical Jokes at Reptile Gardens

Reptile Gardens’ founder Earl Brockelsby (1916-1993) was notorious for his elaborate & sometimes nasty practical jokes.  Among them were: *Propping open the mouth of a dead alligator with the Sunday newspaper inside & setting it outside a friend’s  home…a friend … Continue reading

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Methuselah received 100 pounds of watermelon from The Perse Girls Junior School as a birthday gift.

RAPID CITY – Reptile Gardens’ late giant tortoise Methuselah’s last birthday gift was also his most special. The Galapagos tortoise generally received watermelon on his birthdays – but this year, the watermelon traveled all the way from the United Kingdom. … Continue reading

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