Corn Snake (Elaphe guttata)
Sven is a corn snake who was confiscated by Australian Customs in 1999 after entering Australia as a victim of the illegal pet trade. A number of corn snakes, including Sven, had been wrapped tightly in socks and placed inside remote controlled toy cars and fire engines. many animals die through this irresponsible and illegal practiuce.
Luckily, Sven was brought to the Zoo for veterinary checks and period of quarantine and has lived at the Education Centre ever since. Sven is introduced to visitors and forms part of the education against the illegal pet trade.