Distinction from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for “Outstanding contribution to biodiversity in Austria”
Eiablage Phyton reticulatus

Egg deposition Phyton reticulatusNachzucht 2008 Wasseragame

Breed 2008 Chinese water dragon

Nachzucht 2008 Madagaskarboa

Nachzucht 2008 Madagaskarboa

Breed 2008 Madagascar Boa Geburt von Würfelnattern

Dice snake

Gezieltes Aussetzen von Schlangen

Targeted plants of snakes


Madagascar Tree BoaMadagaskarkobra


Madagascar CobraBaumphyton bei der Paarung


Green Tree Python copulating


Heimische Schlange: Hornotter


Horned viper




Jewelled LacertaStumpfkrokodil

Dwarf crocodileEiablage europäische Landschildkröte

Egg deposition Hermann’s tortoiseEuropäische Landschildkröte

Hermann’s tortoise

Europäische Landschildkröte

Laura, Trainee from South Africa is plantingNachzucht 2008 Bartagamen

Breed 2008: Jana with central bearded dragon Nachzucht Puffottern Februar 2009

Nachzucht Puffottern Februar 2009

Breed Puff adder February 2009

The offspring of our Zoos are not a one-off accident nor are they random, they are instead the result of a continuous breeding effort over the years. Our goal is to breed rare species and protected animals on a regular basis, so that the extraction of wild animals from their natural habitat ultimately becomes unnecessary.

The following animals are bred in the Reptilienzoo Happ:

The offspring of domestic snakes are yearly released into the wildness, in a process oversaw by the Carinthian Conservation Advisory Council. This animal release is performed in areas where construction work (roads, tunnels, etc.) previously either forced the reptiles to migrate or even caused their extinction; this process sees an attempt to return those species to their natural surroundings and to re-balance the animal population.

Giant snakes:
Madagascar Tree Boa
(Sanzinia madagascariensis)
Southern Madagascar Boa (Acrantophis dumerili)
Boa Constrictor (Boa constrictor)
Green Tree Python
(Condropython viridis)
Macklot’s python (Liasis mackloti)
Carpet Snake (Python spilotus)
Dark Tiger Python (Python molurus bivittatus)
Tiger Python (Python molurus pimbura)
Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus)
Ball Python (Python regius)


Poisonous Snakes
Spectacled cobra/Indian cobra (Naja naja)
Black-necked spitting cobra (Naja nigricollis)
Russell’s viper/Daboia (Vipera russelli)
Saw-scaled viper (Echis carinatus)
Stejneger’s pit viper/Chinese green tree viper (Trimeresurus stejnegeri)
White-lipped pit viper (Trimeresurus albolabris)
Water moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus)
Malayan moccasin (Agkistrodon rhodostoma)
Mexican moccasin (Agkistrodon bilineatus)
Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix)
Texas diamond-back (Crotalus atrox)
South American rattlesnake/
Tropical rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus)
Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus)


Beauty rat snake (Elaphe taeniura)
Corn snake (Elaphe guttata)
Texas rat snake/Western rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta)
Four-lined snake (Elaphe quatuorlineata)
Milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum)


Snakes found in Austria


Common European viper (Vipera berus)
Horned viper/Sand Viper (Vipera ammodytes)
Aesculapian snake (Elaphe longissima)
Smooth snake (Coronella austriaca), as of 2001: 3 bred Albino Smooth snakes
Dice snake (Natrix tessellata)
Grass snake (Natrix natrix)
First breed
Gold tegu/Tiger Lizard (Tupinambis teguixin)
European legless lizard/Pallas’ glass lizard (Ophisaurus apodus)
Dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis)
European green lizard (Lacerta viridis)
Jewelled Lacerta/Ocellated lizard (Lacerta lepida)
Chinese water dragon (Physignathus cocincinus)
Central bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps)
Plumed basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons)
Leopard gecko (eublepharis macularius)
Hermann’s tortoise (Testudo hermanni)
Spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca)
Marginated tortoise (Testudo marginata)
European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis)
Caspian turtle (Pseudemys caspica)
Cooter (Pseudemys scripta elegans)
  • Admission Charge 2018
    regular prices
    Adults: € 15,00
    Children (4–15 years): € 8,00
    Student/Army: € 13,00 / € 8,00 (ID-Card!)
  • Opening times 2017
    Summer: 9am–6pm
    Winter: 9am–17pm
    November closed!
HAPP's Reptilienzoo

HAPP's Reptilienzoo