At Reptile Encounters we believe in inspiring students to take an interest in the natural world. Thus, we will dazzle them with enriching information while they interact with our captive-raised, Australian animals. It’s important to instil respect for nature at an early age while preserving the idea that conservation is necessary in maintaining Australia’s rich wildlife.
Connie - Barking Owl
The Barking Owl feeds on a variety of small to medium sized mammals, birds, reptiles and insects.
Socks & Sandals - Sugar Gliders
Sugar Gliders are marsupials meaning they keep their young in a pouch.
Tortellini - Murray River Turtle
The Murray River Turtle has a clever technique for breathing under water, they can breath through their bottom.
Russell - Shingleback Lizard
You may think it’s unfortunate but the Shingleback lizard appears to have two heads. He uses it as a decoy to confuse other animals.
Boof - Frilled Neck Dragon
One of Australia’s most iconic animals is the Frilled Neck Lizard, famous for their extremely impressive frills which they use to ward off predators.
Tammy - Woma Python
The Woma Python is found throughout desert habitats of central Australia and they actually feed on other reptiles.
Tiny - Olive Python
The Olive Python is the largest species of snake in Australia, reaching up to 6 metres in length and weighing up to 70 kilograms.
Charlie - Saltwater Crocodile
The Saltwater Crocodile is the largest living reptile on the planet, growing up to 7 metres and weighing in at a whopping 1.6 tonnes.