Reptile Encounters | Experiences - School Holiday Program

Ranger for A Day

During the school holidays, your child can become a Wildlife Ranger for a day. If they love wildlife and have a passion for the environment, then this experience is for them. 

Based at Reptile Encounters HQ in Burwood, your child will be enthralled by our native Australian wildlife, will learn how to conserve it, and will have the time of their lives interacting with our critters.

They will be treated to one of our highly engaging and educational wildlife shows, they will observe some of our most impressive animals, such as crocodiles and monitor lizards, being fed, before it is time for them to try their hand at feeding some of the smaller animals. The day will have various workshops on animals ranging from giant cockroaches to barking owls, and is sure to be a day that your little ranger will never forget.

Our ranger programs are fully inclusive and open to anyone from the ages of 6-18.

 

Student Zookeeper Program

The Student Zookeeper Program is designed to introduce students (in their last years of secondary school) to the animal industry, by working closely with our keepers during their day to day tasks for an entire week (40 hours).  The intent is to help students develop skills that will assist them in achieving their future career goals. Our program is tailored for students who have a passion for wildlife and the environment and are looking to gain experience with our native Australian wildlife in a zoo setting.

The Program contains the following fun,  informative and interactive activities:

  • Shadowing one of our experienced keepers each day.
  • Getting hands-on husbandry experience with our wide range of amazing Australian wildlife.
  • Having discussions with our knowledgeable team about their journey to working with Reptile Encounters.
  • Workshops on amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and invertebrates
  • Experiencing the day to day activities in our wonderful zoo.

For more information or to book your once in a lifetime experience contact fay@reptileencounters.com.au.

Animal Sponsorship

Our animals need you!!

You can sponsor any of our wonderful native Australian species by purchasing one of our Sponsorship Packages!

What does it mean to sponsor our animals?

Well your sponsorship will help us provide them with their most favourite food, and keep them happy and healthy!

Here are some of the iconic Reptile Encounters animals that you can sponsor. Also tune in to our Wild Livestreams on Facebook and YouTube to meet many more!

Connor the Barking Owl , Victor the Victorian Carpet Python, Rex the Broad shelled Turtle, Harriet the Barn Owl, Big Charlie the Saltwater Crocodile, Bobby the Freshwater Crocodile, Pete the Pademelon, Bob the Shingleback Lizard, Boof the Frilled-neck Lizard, Jasmine the Sugar Glider, Lilly the Squirrel Glider, Dave the Long-nosed Potoroo, Koda the Woylie, Pano the Yellow-spotted Monitor Lizard, Sammi the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Tiny the Olive Python, Tammy the Woma Python, Pedro the Eclectus Parrot, Buck the Brushtail Possum, Fredo the Green Tree Frog, Saffron the Bearded Dragon, Mooney the Grey Headed Flying Fox, Penny the Musk Lorikeet, Puff the Pufferfish, Jack the Kookaburra and many more!

 

Sponsorship Packages

Critter Carer – $30 

Sponsor the animal of your choice
Personal encounter with the sponsored animal for 1 person
Personalised thank you package from the animal

Species Saviour – $60 

Sponsor the animal group of your choice
Personal encounter with the sponsored animals for 1 person
Personalised thank you package from the animals

Animal Ambassador – $120 

Sponsor the animal of your choice
Free tour of our facility (for one adult and one child)
Personal encounter with the sponsored animal
Personalised thank you package from the animal

Group Guardian – $500 

Sponsor the animal group of your choice
Free tour of our facility (family package 2 adults 4 children)
Personal encounter with the sponsored animals
Personalised thank you package from the animals

For more information or to sponsor your animal contact fay@reptileencounters.com.au.

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