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Reconciliation Week 2024
Latest News | 23 May 2024

Reconciliation Week 2024

Now more than ever!   I went to school in the 80’s and 90’s. I remember briefly learning about the...
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....
Reptile Encounters is a Finalist in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards!
Latest News | 08 March 2024

Reptile Encounters is a Finalist in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards!

We've done it again! Reptile Encounters are super excited to have made it as finalist in the Educational Services category...
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...
Reptile Spotlight: All You Need to Know About the Mangrove Monitor
Latest News | 29 September 2023

Reptile Spotlight: All You Need to Know About the Mangrove Monitor

The Mangrove Monitor, also known as Mangrove Goanna (Varanus indicus), is a species of monitor lizard. This keystone species forms...
Citizen Science: The Perfect Way to Get Involved in Science!
Latest News | 29 September 2023

Citizen Science: The Perfect Way to Get Involved in Science!

Citizen science is an innovative approach to scientific research where members of the public participate in data collection, analysis, and...
Celebrate World Snake Day With Us!
Latest News | 18 July 2022

Celebrate World Snake Day With Us!

In celebration of World Snake Day on July 16, we're taking a look at some of the most interesting facts...
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...
Reptile Spotlight: All You Need to Know About the Growling Grass Frog
Latest News | 13 October 2021

Reptile Spotlight: All You Need to Know About the Growling Grass Frog

Frogs are an important part of the wetlands, but there are some that are disappearing. The Growling Grass Frog is...
Frog Bog: 6 Simple Steps to Build One
Latest News | 18 August 2021

Frog Bog: 6 Simple Steps to Build One

The world is fast-changing, and frogs are among the many creatures struggling to keep up. They face many threats in...
7 Simple Nature Activities for Kids
Latest News | 27 July 2021

7 Simple Nature Activities for Kids

Playing outdoors with natural elements provides kids with an opportunity to learn about the environment while having fun. From climbing...
Sam’s Journey
Latest News | 26 April 2021

Sam’s Journey

In today's high functioning, highly social era, some people struggle from a young age. Learning how to cope with Autism...
Want to know a little bit more about Reptile Encounters?
Latest News | 26 April 2021

Want to know a little bit more about Reptile Encounters?

Want to know a little bit more about Reptile Encounters? Or how the Cane toad is affecting our native wildlife?...
Eastern Barred Bandicoots – It’s Not Over Yet!

Eastern Barred Bandicoots – It’s Not Over Yet!

You might have heard in the news recently, in amongst the regular madness of the modern world, a success story...
COVID-19 Update
Latest News | 15 June 2020

COVID-19 Update

What you need to know about booking Reptile Encounters   Reptile Encounters is open for business The entire team here...
Going Batty!<br data-lazy-src=
Latest News | 28 May 2020

Going Batty!
The story of a very misunderstood species

Bats get a bad rap. Often painted as ‘night-flying, beady-eyed, leather-winged, blood-sucking, disease-carrying, smelly, dirty vermin’, the nightmare creatures of...
COVID-19 Statement
Latest News | 17 March 2020

COVID-19 Statement

As concerns about the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 increase, we’re reaching out with a brief update to let you know...
School Incursions Inspire Action
Latest News | 07 January 2020

School Incursions Inspire Action

Are you looking for a captivating, inspirational and highly educational school incursion for your students this summer? If so, we...
Your child can be a Wildlife Ranger for a day next school holidays.
Latest News | 01 October 2019

Your child can be a Wildlife Ranger for a day next school holidays.

Let us introduce your child to the wonders of Australian wildlife in this unforgettable, hands-on adventure.   [...]
Talking Sustainability with the Deputy Lord Major, Arron Wood-A teacher professional development event not to be missed!
Latest News | 01 October 2019

Talking Sustainability with the Deputy Lord Major, Arron Wood-A teacher professional development event not to be missed!

WHAT? The Reptile Encounters Wild PD Series brings you leading minds from across the country to discuss the topics most...
Cultural and Environmental Equality
Latest News | 26 September 2019

Cultural and Environmental Equality

I would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation who are the traditional custodians of the land...
Pathways – Zoo Keeper Program
Latest News | 11 July 2019

Pathways – Zoo Keeper Program

We are super excited at Reptile Encounters to have launched our Pathways - Zoo Keeper Program. Elaine and Sam have...
Sustainability in the Classroom
Latest News | 19 June 2019

Sustainability in the Classroom

Teaching students about sustainability has never been more important. As our awareness of the plight of the world around us...
Connecting to Nature with Podcasts
Latest News | 21 May 2019

Connecting to Nature with Podcasts

The world of podcasts is vast, eclectic, growing larger every day and yet for many people seemingly new, despite podcasts...
Reptile Encounters is a finalist in the 2019 Australian Small Business Champion Awards!
Latest News | 19 February 2019

Reptile Encounters is a finalist in the 2019 Australian Small Business Champion Awards!

We are proud to share that Reptile Encounters is a finalist in the 2019 Australian Small Business Champion Awards! [...]
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
Animals, Latest News | 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!
Animals, Latest News | 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...
The Cold-blooded Truth – Reptiles on the Brink of Extinction
Latest News, Endangered Species | 05 November 2014

The Cold-blooded Truth – Reptiles on the Brink of Extinction

We hate to be a downer, but did you know that the last 40 years has seen half of the...
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...
Mum’s Grapevine provides some reptile party inspiration!
Latest News, Birthday Parties | 28 September 2014

Mum’s Grapevine provides some reptile party inspiration!

Mum's Grapevine recently wrote about how to plan a reptile themed party! Read the article here, which features our very...
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
Latest News, Animals | 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...
Make Magic with a Reptile Themed School Fete

Make Magic with a Reptile Themed School Fete

Let your mind wander and picture a lovely summer summer’s day and a school fete. What do you think about?...
Wildlife For All Ages

Wildlife For All Ages

As a Wildlife Ambassador for Reptile Encounters my days are filled with introducing students to Australia's wildlife in fun, hands-on...
Cold Blooded and In Trouble – Part 1

Cold Blooded and In Trouble – Part 1

Most people would assume that the Melbourne area, and indeed most of southern Victoria, would be far too cold for...
Bring The Zoo To You And Be Your Kid’s Hero

Bring The Zoo To You And Be Your Kid’s Hero

One afternoon, two parents of two different kids sat down to their computers and pulled out a pen and pad...
Land Your Career
In the Media, Latest News | 11 May 2016

Land Your Career

Land Your Career is an organisation that promotes careers in the land management/environmental sector by inspiring and educating prospective students....
Meeting the Reptile Encounters Team – Spotlight on Shaan!

Meeting the Reptile Encounters Team – Spotlight on Shaan!

In part III of our fantastic news series, our Reptile Encounters Reporter gets the lowdown on the wolf-whistling and platypus-loving...
Becoming A ResourceSmart School

Becoming A ResourceSmart School

ResourceSmart Schools is a Victorian Government initiative that encourages schools to incorporate sustainability in everything they do, and benefit from...
Meeting the Reptile Encounters Team – Spotlight on Kara!

Meeting the Reptile Encounters Team – Spotlight on Kara!

Have you ever thought how cool it would be to spend your day holding snakes or looking after blue-tongue lizards?...
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,...
School Holiday Program – Wildlife Ranger for a day!
Latest News, Special Events | 19 November 2012

School Holiday Program – Wildlife Ranger for a day!

January 2013 Earlybird offer: book your child in by the 14th of December and you'll save 10%. Fantastic value for...
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?
Animals, Latest News | 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
Animals, Latest News | 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
Latest News, Animals | 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!
Animals, Latest News | 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
Animals, Latest News | 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...
Parties Kids Remember

Parties Kids Remember

Throwing an Unforgettable Party As every parent who has ever organised their child’s birthday party will know, making it an...
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