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Eric Worrell (1924 - 1987) was an Australian herpetologist and writer who was a pioneer in the production of snake anti-venom in Australia.

Worrell was born in Sydney and grew up in Paddington. During the Second World War he worked as a civilian blacksmith on the installation of shore artillery in Darwin while studying and collecting reptiles.

In 1949, Worrell opened the Ocean Beach Aquarium at Umina Beach on the New South Wales Central Coast. It was here that he first started supplying snake venom to the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) in Melbourne. In 1958, he moved to Wyoming, New South Wales, establishing the Australian Reptile Park. In 1996, after Worrell's death, the Park was moved to Somersby.

In 1970 Worrell received an MBE in recognition of his lifesaving role in the development of snake anti-venoms. In the same year the ARP began supplying funnel-web spider venom to the CSL in the process of developing an anti-venom. He died of a heart attack, aged 63, in 1987.

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Total Books: 9
1970 - Eric Worrell's Australian Birds and Animals (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780207120435
ISBN-10: 0207120439

Things that sting
Things That Sting (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780207134128
ISBN-10: 020713412X

Eric Worrell's Australian Birds and Animals (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780207135002
ISBN-10: 0207135002

Reptiles of Australia Crocodiles - Turtles - Tortoises - Lizards - Snakes
Australian Wild Life
Australian Wild Life (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780207947421
ISBN-10: 0207947422