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Serpentarium

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is home to the world-famous Natural Toxins Research Center (NTRC), a complex biomedical research program that seeks to utilize toxins found in snake venom to reduce cancer and strokes.  Care and breeding of the snake requires computerized, climate-controlled cages and special laboratory facilities in which qualified handlers extract the venom through a milking process.  Venom is stored, used for research, or shipped all over the world for research in other laboratories.  A new serpentarium is being constructed to provide state-of-the-art housing for the snakes, laboratories, storage and administrative offices.  The serpentarium will be located along Corral Street across from the south entrance to the Wildlife Research Park.

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