UNICAF Students in Zambia Visit a Reptile Park

The visit to the Kalimba Reptile Park, near Lusaka, was an exciting day trip for 45 UNICAF students in Zambia in November. The event, organised by UNICAF, was a huge success, with the students enjoying games of scrabble, volleyball and pool and then taking a guided tour of the park. Conquering their fear of snakes, some students dared to hold a trained python; they also learned interesting facts about Africa’s reptiles, and saw some of the most dangerous species living in the Park. The Park rangers explained to the group what to do if a crocodile attacks, as well as which types of snakes are poisonous and can paralyse or kill humans with their poison. Zambia’s oldest crocodile, 65 year old ‘Mr Chongwe’, was also visited by the students. The rangers explained the medicinal value and uses of the different kinds of indigenous trees growing in the park.