Extraction Of Venom From Coastal Taipan Breaks World Record

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Published on March 24, 2021 - Duration: 00:58s

Extraction Of Venom From Coastal Taipan Breaks World Record

The extraction of raw venom from a snake has broken a new world record.

The Coastal Taipan at the Australian Reptile Park produced a massive 4.54 grams beating the previous record of 3.32 grams, which is enough to kill over 300 humans.

The Australian Reptile Park is renowned for its incredibly dangerous and deadly venom program in which keepers take on the dangerous task of milking venomous snakes to save thousands of lives across the country.

Up to 50,000 lives have been saved since the introduction of the program.

Once the venom has been milked at the park, the raw venom is then sent to a vaccine manufacturing facility in Melbourne where the venom is made into antivenom and distributed throughout Australia.

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Coastal taipan

Highly venomous snake native to eastern and northern Australia

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