Malabon zoo adds 50 snakes to collection

Posted at 12/28/2012 5:06 PM | Updated as of 12/29/2012 11:48 AM

MANILA, Philippines – In anticipation of the Year of the Water Snake in 2013, Malabon Zoo has added 50 snakes to its collection.

Malabon Zoo head Manny Tangco said people can expect a good year as the Year of the Water Snake will bring food to their tables.

He also appealed to the public not to harm snakes as these reptiles help ensure balance in the ecosystem.

Snakes often feed on rats and mice which damage agricultural products such as rice and corn.

Tangco treated visitors of the zoo on Friday with a show by swimming in a pool with the snakes.