WATAMU, Kenya – 26, May , 2016 – Bio-Ken today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.
Welcome to the Bio-Ken Blog
26th May to 5th June 2015
Final preparations are being made before our tour kicks off next week! Poster out, cages clean, snakes fed and venues booked. Royjan and Charlie in late night briefing and #MamaMary ready to go. All funds raised will go to #JAAT antivenomtrust.com Here they come!
A morning GoPro shoot was a success with Boni and the team handling and posing a number of venomous snakes at Bio-Ken.
Thanks to Wonders of Watamu for helping to coordinate the GoPro session. Wonders of Watamu is a local initiative aiming to increase awareness of the wide array of attractions, accommodation and natural beauty of the Watamu region, please visit their website and follow the hashtag #visitwatamu for more information.
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The Ninth Bio-Ken International Snakebite Seminar will take place in Watamu next weekend.
It all kicks off on the evening of Thursday 23rd October 2014 with an informal gathering at Hemingways Resort where delegates, speakers and guests can get together in a relaxed atmosphere and mingle. This will be from 6.30pm onwards with a cash bar.
Steve Spawls and NMK announce atlas launch
Steve Spawls and a team from the NMK have announced that their Kenya Reptile Atlas is available for download. They were sponsored by the Rufford Foundation and received support from the National Museums of Kenya. The atlas is available to download at www.kenyareptileatlas.com. It is free for all, please spread the word!
Saving Snakes releases captive born pythons into the wild
24th and 25th October 2014
The Ninth International Snakebite Snakebite Seminar dates are now set. The seminar, hosted by Bio-Ken and JAAT, will take place on the 24th and 25th October 2014 at Turtle Bay Beach Club, Watamu - Kenya.
The two day seminar will focus on the Natural History of reptiles, and more specifically venomous snakes as well as the correct management of snakebite.
Snakes and lizards released into the forest wilderness
The New Year began on a positive note with a trip into the Arabuko Sokoke forest to release a 65 reptiles from Bio-Ken Snake Farm.
Thanks to to the Kenya Wildlife Service Warden of Arabuko Sokoke, who kindly agreed to Bio-Ken’s request to release the reptiles that had either been born at the farm, or had been relocated having been removed from various locations around Watamu and Malindi.
Thirteen year old boy makes speedy recovery after receivng anti-venom
A thirteen year old boy, Benjamin Menza, who was bitten by a Black Mamba at Jimba near Watamu on Sunday morning is now recovering well, and has left hospital.
He was bitten around 9am, and arrived at the snake farm at 10.30am in a very bad way, Sanda rushed him to Watamu Nursing Home, arriving by 10.45am, along with a number of vials of SAIMR Poly-V antivenom, where she met Royjan and Clare Taylor of Bio-Ken and Dr. Eugine Erulu.
Large Brown Spitting Cobra entered into the Guinness Book of World Records
The 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records includes the Large Brown Spitting Cobra Naja ashei as the largest Spitting Cobra in the world.
The snake is named after the late James Ashe, founder of Bio-Ken, who recognised this snake to be extraordinary, and whose efforts led to the discovery of the snake as a new species.
Spot and Identify this snake
Prof. Warrell answers questions from David Williams on the problem of snakebite in the rural tropics and Sub Saharan Africa
The first interview, filmed in November 2010 is on the problem of Snakebite in the rural tropics.
David Williams asks David Warrell to explain why snakebite is such a problem in the rural tropics and what the global community needs to do to improve the treatment and to prevent deaths and disabilities caused by snakebite.
Photo of a Beautiful Sand Snake