The tropical hall, is within the old BBC radio transmitter hall. Over the years as technology improved, transmitters became smaller and smaller, until this area was no longer needed and became part of Tropiquaria zoo.
The rear of the building still houses the current transmitters and originally the waste heat from them was pumped into the hall to help heat it. Unfortunately, modern technology has caught up with us, and the new transmitters no longer pump out any waste heat. This could not have come at a worse time for us, as it coincided with the recent fuel increases, and our heating bills have quardrupled.
Our main reptile collection is also housed in the hall. Many species of snakes, lizards and tortoises can be found. As well as our South American Caiman.
Small Amphibian displays can also be seen.
The reptile hall also houses our fish ponds where you can see some of the rarest fish in the world, our little Mexican fish known as Goodeids.
Tropiquaria is the largest breeder of these fish in the world.