Somewhere in the heart of Denmark lies a green haven that is specially designed for the cold-blooded creatures of the animal kingdom. Terrariet, as this green paradise is called, is a special zoo in Vissenbjerg that is home to a number of exotic animals.

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Terrariet is a Scandinavian zoo that has a large collection of reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids. Its mission is to impart knowledge about animals that people usually keep away from. They do this by recreating the reptiles’ living conditions so that the public can experience the fascination and joy in viewing these creatures.

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Terrariet also plays a larger role in nature. It pursues the conservation and protection of its animalssince one of its goals is to help preserve nature so that mankind can appreciate it better.

Terrariet has not always thrived in accomplishing its mission. According to Morten Jorgensen, the zoo’s current director, the financial crisis in 2008 nearly halted their efforts.

In 2012, Terrariet came up with plans of action to reinvent its special zoo. One-of-a-kind exhibits featuring komodo dragons, anacondas and chameleons were also added to give its visitor count a boost.

“It has been a success so far,” Morten told us through e-mail. “This year we will open a brand new rainforest department with a new admission and shop area.”

Imonggo - Terrariet 4Terrariet also decided to look for sponsors. One of them is Imonggo, which Terrariet uses to track its visitors, and to manage the sales of its gift shop.

Morten said Imonggo made it easier to manage the zoo.

“It’s so easy to use for every employee, and the training period for new employees is very short. We really enjoy all the features the software has,” he said.

Imonggo also helps him to track the performance of the zoo even when he is abroad.

“I’m on a personal leave right now to work as a volunteer on different conservation projects around the world. I still have the overall responsibility, and with the help of Imonggo, I follow the sales everyday. So it has been great,” Morten said.

“I’m on a personal leave right now to work as a volunteer on different conservation projects around the world. I still have the overall responsibility, and with the help of Imonggo, I follow the sales everyday.”

As Terrariet surges forward, it continues to accomplish notable conservation projects like the Komodo Dragon Project in Flores, Indonesia, the Local Danish Amphibians Project, and the Indonesian Box Turtle Breeding Program of 2012, in which 10 hatchlings in zoos worldwide were added to the 500 left in the woods of Vietnam.

All of these are in line with Terrariet’s vision of helping the public enjoy nature and understand the animals that the zoo protects. (PA)

Terrariet Reptile Zoo is in Kirkhelle 5, 5492 Vissenbjerg, Denmark. Telephone number: 64 47 18 50. Email: info@terrariet.dk.

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