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Animal news
April 6, 2019

Gila monsters in Nature Conservation Center

The gila monsters have moved to the Nature Conservation Center in the Oceanium. Zookeeper Sandra made this video when they explored their new home. Did you know that gila monsters are one of the few poisonous lizards in the world? They bite the paralyzing poison in the prey. A protein has been discovered in the poison, which is used in a medicine for type 2 diabetes. Fortunately, this protein is now produced synthetically. Do you dare to visit these “monsters”?