Category Archives: Reptile Gardens News

Reptile Gardens looks to hire new summer employees

Rapid City, S.D. – If you are looking for a summer job that will really put an exclamation point on your resume, look no further than Reptile Gardens. Known for their world class collection of reptiles, bugs and amphibians, Reptile … Continue reading

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Reptile Gardens celebrates the Year of the Dragon

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Chinese Zodiac is a very spiritual and religious commitment for the people who believe in it. The way the stars align for an individual with this belief can help explain a lot about their outlook … Continue reading

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Reptile Gardens Mourns the Loss of Maude Brockelsby

Maude Brockelsby, wife of Reptile Gardens founder Earl Brockelsby, died on 11 December 2011 at the age of 95. Maude (Wagner) Brockelsby was born Nov. 2, 1916, in Lake Andes, S.D., the granddaughter of immigrants from Germany and Ireland.  Her … Continue reading

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Unique holiday gift shopping at Reptile Gardens

By now, you have survived the Black Friday chaos and maybe even snagged some deals on Cyber Monday – the Monday after Black Friday set aside for online shoppers. If you still have some gift shopping to do but don’t … Continue reading

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Marv Basham

Reptile Gardens just lost its last link to the past, Marv Basham (1917-2011). Until yesterday, Marv was the last person still around who was here on opening day in June of 1937. He had helped build our original buildings and … Continue reading

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Animal conservation key focus at Reptile Gardens

Rapid City, S.D. — Education through entertainment is at the center of Reptile Gardens’ animal conservation efforts. To achieve this goal, Reptile Gardens donates money and auction items to charitable organizations like the Galapagos Conservancy and Idea Wild. “Research in … Continue reading

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Idea Wild to Accept Donation from Reptile Gardens

Rapid City, S.D. – Every year Reptile Gardens donates to numerous charities and conservation efforts. This summer, with the help of a little Rook named Zorro, the European relative of Crows and Ravens, Reptile Gardens raised over $8,000 to benefit … Continue reading

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Reptile Gardens’ website goes mobile

Rapid City, S.D. – Reptile Gardens wants to reach customers where they’re at–their mobile devices. Over 93 percent of adults in the United States own a cell phone and the demand for mobile access to Internet has skyrocketed. Twenty percent … Continue reading

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Methuselah Memorial established at Reptile Gardens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2011—Rapid City, S.D.—Though the shock of Methuselah’s death is still present, the team at Reptile Gardens is looking to the future.  Plans are underway to establish a memorial for the beloved mascot and hopefully raise … Continue reading

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Methuselah – Reptile Gardens’ Beloved Mascot for 56 years.

On Sunday 9 July 2011 we were all saddened by the loss of our old friend and long-time animal resident, Methuselah the giant Galapagos Tortoise. Methuselah arrived at Reptile Gardens in December of 1954 from the Galapagos Islands off the … Continue reading

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