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Endangered Species Spotlight
Latest News, Animals | 13 May 2024

Endangered Species Spotlight

BRUSH-TAILED BETTONG (AKA WOYLIE)   The brush-tailed bettong, also known as the woylie, is a small marsupial that measures only...
Crocodile Mums
Latest News, Animals | 19 April 2024

Crocodile Mums

Is there a softer side to these ancient predators? We’ve all seen the reports of ‘problem’ Saltwater crocs in Australia....
Dingoes are not wild dogs
Latest News, Animals | 07 March 2024

Dingoes are not wild dogs

When left alone in the wild, dingoes are shy. Can you imagine your dog being killed like this? We’ve all...
5 Amazing Animals You Can Find in Rockpools
Latest News, Animals | 22 November 2021

5 Amazing Animals You Can Find in Rockpools

Did you know that you can discover amazing animal species on your next rockpooling adventure? Rockpools are essential ecosystems for...
5 Summertime Tips for Spotting Wildlife in the Aussie Bush
Latest News, Animals | 22 December 2016

5 Summertime Tips for Spotting Wildlife in the Aussie Bush

Summertime speeds by rapidly every season. This year, why not make the most of it? If you’re lucky enough to...
Reptiles in the movies
Latest News, Animals | 18 September 2015

Reptiles in the movies

Reptiles have featured on the big screen right from the days of black and white to the action movies of...
Protecting Australian reptiles – A Burning Question!
Latest News, Animals | 28 July 2015

Protecting Australian reptiles – A Burning Question!

Burning on a regular basis is a fact of life in Australia. Whether it’s called prescribed, planned or controlled, these...
Five Freaky Frogs You’ve Got To See To Believe!

Five Freaky Frogs You’ve Got To See To Believe!

Frogs and toads are among the most diverse creatures on earth, and while your average green frog or brown toad...
Australian Reptile Myths Busted: Snakes!
Animals, Latest News | 08 October 2014

Australian Reptile Myths Busted: Snakes!

Australia’s reptiles are notoriously nasty, but what danger do they really pose on our day-to-day lives? Statistics indicate that you’re...
Megafauna – Meet the amazing ancestors to our unique Australian animals!
Latest News, Animals | 12 September 2014

Megafauna – Meet the amazing ancestors to our unique Australian animals!

Ever wonder why Australian animals are so unique? So different to those found elsewhere in the world? It’s because we’ve...
Herpetophobia: What to do when reptiles trigger terror!
Latest News, Animals | 29 August 2014

Herpetophobia: What to do when reptiles trigger terror!

We’re encouraged to be fearless, however a life without any fear would be terribly short-lived. Fear protects us from danger...
Climate and Wildlife – A Complex Relationship

Climate and Wildlife – A Complex Relationship

Climate change is having a devastating effect on our globe, placing our wildlife at ever increasing risk. There are three...
Lesser Known Australian Animals and Where You Can Meet Them!
Latest News, Animals | 28 May 2014

Lesser Known Australian Animals and Where You Can Meet Them!

When people think of Australian wildlife, they often think of popular animals like kangaroos, wombats, koalas, or even the frilled...
Reptile Encounters Goes Wild this Summer Holidays

Reptile Encounters Goes Wild this Summer Holidays

‘So, what was the coolest thing you did over the holidays?’ ‘Oh, I hung-out with a grey-headed flying fox, a...
Amazing Wildlife In Your Backyard And Beyond!
Animals, Latest News | 26 January 2016

Amazing Wildlife In Your Backyard And Beyond!

Did you know there are over 30 different types of snakes in Victoria alone?! As well as the Eastern Brown...
Conservation Through Education

Conservation Through Education

Why Australia is great   When you think of Australia, what comes to mind? The fact that it’s the world’s...
Unforgettable Reptile Themed Corporate Events
Animals, Latest News | 07 September 2016

Unforgettable Reptile Themed Corporate Events

So what was the most exciting feature at your company’s last corporate event? A caricaturist with a funny hat? A...
Cold-Blooded and In Trouble – Part 2

Cold-Blooded and In Trouble – Part 2

Our look into the endangered ectotherms of Victoria continues with a look into some of our swamp-loving species; A gorgeous...
How to Keep Wildlife at Home in Victoria – Obtaining a Licence
Latest News, Animals | 03 April 2014

How to Keep Wildlife at Home in Victoria – Obtaining a Licence

Victoria is such a great place for animal enthusiasts to live. That’s because it’s so easy and fun to look...
How Aggressive Are Crocodiles?
Latest News, Animals | 19 February 2014

How Aggressive Are Crocodiles?

Saltwater crocodiles are the largest species of crocodile on the planet, with average males measuring about 5 metres long and...
How To Help Wildlife Animals During A Bushfire

How To Help Wildlife Animals During A Bushfire

Victoria is no stranger to bush fires. The first recorded bush fire, called Black Thursday (1851), destroyed 5 million hectares...
Should Australians Reconsider Owning Cats as Pets?
Latest News, Animals | 09 January 2014

Should Australians Reconsider Owning Cats as Pets?

If you ever enjoyed having a cat as a pet, then you can thank the members of the Stone Age,...
Why Do Reptiles Have Scales?
Latest News, Animals | 06 December 2013

Why Do Reptiles Have Scales?

Reptiles are one of the six basic animal families, and belong to the biological class called Reptilia, which includes animals...
Tiger Snakes – How Deadly Are They?
Animals, Latest News | 26 November 2013

Tiger Snakes – How Deadly Are They?

While the tiger snake’s reputation as a fierce predator is widely known throughout Australia, few people ever encounter this reptile...
What Do Reptiles Eat?
Latest News, Animals | 11 November 2013

What Do Reptiles Eat?

Having a reptile for a pet in some ways is much easier than having a dog or a cat. You...
Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Conservation

The word extinction means the permanent loss of a species, and the reason why it happens is due to one...
On Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time is a 10 minute documentary featuring the Malayan Tiger, a species that continues to drop in number...
Caring for Your Pet Lizard
Latest News, Animals | 20 September 2013

Caring for Your Pet Lizard

Lizards are popular pets because they are easy to maintain and, unlike a dog or a cat, needs little space. Although...
The 5 Most Intelligent Reptiles
Animals, Latest News | 18 September 2013

The 5 Most Intelligent Reptiles

Believe it or not, reptiles are fairly intelligent creatures. In fact, the intelligence level of some species of reptiles rivals...
The Frogs in Our Backyard!
Latest News, Animals | 06 September 2013

The Frogs in Our Backyard!

Australia is home to so many different varieties of frogs. A lot of them live in your very own backyard!...
Australia’s Deadliest Snakes
Latest News, Animals | 26 August 2013

Australia’s Deadliest Snakes

Reptile Encounters does not only care for venomous animals, but we also get a lot of questions about them!  Australia is actually home...
The Tasmanian Devil
Animals, Latest News | 20 August 2013

The Tasmanian Devil

Fossils found by archaeologists tell us that Tasmanian devils once lived on the Australian Mainland, but today they are only...
Aqualife – An in depth look at aquatic life!

Aqualife – An in depth look at aquatic life!

Aqualife has kicked off in 2012 with a bang! The show has been incredibly popular with schools and kinders booking...
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