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Birds Eye View from Reptile Gardens

Hello all animal and plant lovers/nerds! All of the staff and animals here at Reptile Gardens are just now settling down for, what appears to be, a chilly winter season. Everything is starting to shift gears from our busy fall … Continue reading

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Bird Brains: Training Exotic Birds and Birds of Prey

Have you ever had someone call you a bird brain? Usually that means that they are saying you’re not too smart. Yet, sometimes we use an owl as a symbol for being wise. Mixed signals, right? I think this is … Continue reading

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Do They Mate For Life?

When our parrots and owls are on their walks through the park, curious Guests often ask “Do they mate for life?” I always say “Well… sort of.” There is rarely enough time to delve into the sordid details of avian … Continue reading

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Reptile Gardens Opening Day

With the arrival of spring, Reptile Gardens is once again preparing to open their doors for the new season. Opening day will be Saturday, March 14, 2014 at 9AM. It will be their 78th year welcoming visitors from all over … Continue reading

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Reptile Gardens in the Winter

The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler. Fall is definitely in the air at Reptile Gardens. We will be closing for the year 2014 on November 30, so stop by to see us again soon before … Continue reading

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Flower photography tips

When photographing flowers, it is easy to be distracted by their overall general natural beauty and hard to overcome the urge to just start snapping frame after frame without much rhyme or reason. While some shots can produce lovely results, … Continue reading

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A Black Hills fall vacation may be just what you need

As the sun slowly sets on summer, it is easy to think of the long, cold winter ahead. However, there is still plenty of time to take in the lovely season that is autumn for a quick Black Hills fall … Continue reading

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Reptile Gardens is Open in 2014

With the arrival of spring, Reptile Gardens is once again preparing to open their doors for the new season. Opening day will be Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 9AM. It will be their 77th year welcoming visitors from all over … Continue reading

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Searching for a unique holiday gift? Search no farther than Reptile Gardens!

As the holidays approach, many people begin the quest for gifts that are memorable and out of the ordinary. Add to the season the busy shopping malls and outrageous prices, things can quickly become stressful. Do not despair … unique … Continue reading

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Conservation is For the Birds – No, Really

Ever year, Reptile Gardens, located in Rapid City, South Dakota welcomes thousands of visitors. Some of the highlights of this unique attraction include the alligator, snake and bird shows. These shows are meant to educate, entertain, and inspire. One show … Continue reading

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