It's called ophidiophobia – the fear of reptiles can be cured

Despite his beautiful blue face, poor Jub Jub the Taronga Zoo iguana has an image problem – he scares people.

Now, in an effort to overcome their fears, those afraid of reptiles are undergoing hypnotherapy, mind and neuro linguistic training at the zoo.

One participant was so scared of blue tongues her neighbour had to check her yard for her before she could hang clothes on the line.

Warrick Angus, manager of the zoo’s Australian Fauna Precinct, said the woman and the other course attendees who feared reptiles like Jub Jub, a 60cm green iguana, were all cured of their problem – called ophidiophobia.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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