Enter the Reptile House to find ZSL London Zoo's amazing collection of reptiles and amphibians, including snakes, lizards, frogs and crocodiles!
History of the Reptile House
The Reptile House is one of ZSL's famous buildings dating all the way back to 1926.
You may also recognise the Reptile House from one of the beginning scenes from the first Harry Potter film!
Amphibians and Reptiles - Who's Who?
Centuries ago it was thought that amphibians and reptiles were closely related. but although they evolved from a common ancestor millions of years ago they are now as different as mammals and birds!
The Zoological Society of London is working alongside Amphibian Ark (AArk), which was founded to carry out an Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP). We also have a number of field projects abroad and in the UK.
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The Reptile House is home to some of the biggest and most venemous snakes on earth.
Read more about some of our most popular snakes at ZSL London Zoo and find out which snakes are the fastest, longest and most venemous in the world...
Come and get face to face with ZSL London Zoo's pair of Komodo dragons prowling their state-of-the-art dragon's lair and enjoy panoramic views through an unbroken sweep of more than 20 metres of dragon-proof glass.
Galapagos tortoises are the largest tortoises in the world. They can live for over 150 years and they carry around huge, bony shells that they can hide inside if they feel threatened. Meet Dirk, Dolly and Dolores in our Giants of the Galapagos exhibit next to the Reptile House.
New Amphibian Wing
The new Amphibian Wing of the Reptile House is now open!
The new and improved amphibian exhibit focuses on the evolution of amphibians; their astounding diversity and adaptability; the threats they face in the wild; and how ZSL is working to conserve them.