The zoo's reptile house

For Dudley Dursley's eleventh birthday, Vernon and Petunia Dursley take him to the Zoo. Because Harry can't stay with Mrs Figg this year, he gets to come along. At the zoo, Harry discovers he can talk to snakes. The zoo has a family of gorillas (which Harry thinks look like Dudley) and a reptile house.


"Zoo" is first discovered in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 2, "The Trip to the Zoo".

Harry, the Dursleys, and Dudley's friend Piers Polkiss visit the zoo on Dudley's birthday. They visit the reptile house, where Harry talks to a boa constrictor.

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