More about Slash"I like to do a lot of things: I like cars, I like to play pinblall, I like to go to museums, I like to read, I love to draw, I love to do anything that has to do with animals, and I go to movies a lot." (Slash)
Reptiles"Basically I am a self-taught zookeeper and I definitely relate to the animals I've lived with better than to most of the humauns I've known." (Slash)
As a child, Slash was fascinated by dinosaurs and reptiles. He started caring for and keeping snakes as pets when he moved from England to California. Until 2008, he had about one hundred snakes, lizards and crocodiles in his house. Since several years, Slash is also a staunch supporter of the Los Angeles Zoo and an advocate for zoos all around the world. In 2011, he received the Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award for his involvement in the causes of wildlife and environment protection.
Famous pets: Mickey (black-and-white rat), Jack (Jackson's chameleon), Clyde and Sam (anacondas), Pandora (boa constrictor which appears in "Patience" music video), Jacob (another boa that Slash gave to the Los Angeles Zoo), Adrianna (Burmese python) and Curtis (mountain lion).