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Not So Scary Animals: Ophidiophobia

Updated: May 4, 2022



At ZooLab, our Rangers meet people of all ages with phobias of one or more of our creatures. Over the past few months, Jessica examined some of the most common animal fears that we encounter to debunk the myths and help you see our extraordinary creatures in a whole new light.



Can a phobia be cured?


Yes! According to the NHS most phobias can be successfully treated or cured. We help many people each year overcome phobias - our team members will tell you it is one of their favourite and most rewarding part of the job. ZooLab workshops allow people to address fears through meeting and learning about these creatures. Rangers can help to ease phobias by answering questions and tackling common misconceptions.


However, treating a more complex phobia may require counselling or CBT.