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.
Russell - Mussels
Mussels are a bivalve, they can walk on their tongues and they are critical to keeping our waters clean.
Pinchy - Freshwater Yabby
Freshwater Yabbies consume detritus dead animal and plant material.
Gary - Growling Grass Frog
Growling Grass Frogs have glandular skin, which means they can drink through their skin.
Bazza - Barramundi
Barramundi means large scale river fish. All juvenile Barramundi are boys and the biggest will turn into girls at around three or four years of age.
Turbo - Mertens Water Monitor
Mertens Water Monitors are aquatic predators and will feed on fish, invertebrates, crustaceans, amphibians, reptiles and birds.
Mono Argent prefer to live in brackish or slightly salty water.