Although Ik' bolay Serpentarium is no longer the information below is
still of some value
Offers you a window to the mysterious and fascinating world of reptiles
and amphibian of Guatemala and the Neo-tropics. Ik' bolay Serpentarium
where you can get an up close view of many living species of reptiles and
amphibians. Ik' bolay , also has several Vampire bats and an aviary
you can enter and see most of the native Guatemalan species of hummingbirds.
All species at the Ik' bolay Serpentarium are displayed in their
Learn popular Guatemalan legends that revolve around many of these species.
Learn first aid-treatment for dealing with poisonous bites, including the
bite of the most venomous snake of the Americas, the fer-de-lance (botrops
asper ), or as it know in Guatemala and Central America, the "barbamarilla".
Learn how to identify the most venomous snakes of Guatemala by comparing
live specimens to others similar non-poisonous species. We now have over
110 species at the Ik' bolay Serpentarium, our collection is growing
daily. Learn about Guatemala's highly endangered eco-systems and how we
all can help protect it.
Hummingbirds commonly referred to in Guatemala as "garden jewels",
are birds that have fascinated mankind since their first sighting. What
human can resist deifying these exquisite ethereal iridescent creatures
(the mayas have done just that) that glide and dart on invisible wings,
as they inhale sweet nectar from the worlds most colorful and beautiful
flowers. Are they green or blue, red or gray, over here now and over there
the next minute. The aviary at Ik' bolay, where you can walk around
and observe these miracles of flight changing colors right in front of you.
Fast, aggressive, elegant and colorful the hummingbirds at Ik' bolay
are a real treat to the eye. Come see the daily show at the hummingbird
The survival strategies of the animal kingdom are fascinating and amazing,
at the Ik' bolay Serpentarium you can see and learn how these survival
strategies have resulted in such numerous and diverse species of reptiles
and amphibians. At Ik' bolay Serpentarium our goal is to preserve
our natural environment by teaching the importance of bio-diversity, increasing
popular and scientific awareness of our natural herpetofauna and engaging
in herpetological research as a tool of conservation. We hope that you enjoy
your visit with us.
A full list of the Reptiles and Amphibians of Guatemala (coming in the
next week or so).