After rescuing, displaying and educating the public about reptiles for two years, The Maritime Reptile Zoo in Dartmouth is closing its doors.
Museum Curator Mike MacDonald says they have experienced financial difficulties, in part, due to the harsh winter, which they can’t recover from. “The winter… has been extremely rough on us,” says MacDonald. “Just with all of the snow storms, nobody’s coming in. We don’t have parking in our parking spot for everybody, and the funds aren’t there to keep it open anymore.”