top of page

Kristen Wiley


Kentucky Reptile Zoo


Kristen Wiley, co-operator of the Kentucky Reptile Zoo alongside her husband Jim Harrison, is a renowned expert in venomous snakes. Their zoo, home to over 1600 venomous species, plays a crucial role in venom extraction used in antivenin production and medical research. Kristen's expertise extends to educational outreach and she has been featured in several documentaries on networks like Animal Planet and National Geographic. At a recent Hoosier Herp Society meeting, streamed live, she discussed "target training king cobras," highlighting the intelligence and speed of these formidable snakes. Kristen's contributions significantly enhance understanding and safety in handling these dangerous reptiles.

bottom of page