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.
Pauline - Spiny Leaf Stick Insect
The Spiny Leaf Stick Insect is parthenogenetic meaning the females can reproduce on their own, no need for the fellas.
Kermit - Green Tree Frog
The process by where a tadpole turns into a frog is called metamorphosis.
Jasmine - Sugar Glider
Sugar Gliders are marsupials, meaning their offspring are quite underdeveloped when they are first born and crawl into mum’s pouch where they spend the first three months of life.
Connie - Barking Owl
The Barking Owl nests in tree hollows and lays 2-3 eggs a year between August and October.
Rusty - Centralian Blue Tongue
Blue Tongue Lizards are viviparous meaning they give birth to live young.
Frankie - Bearded Dragon
Male Bearded Dragons assert dominance by head-bobbing and submissive males will handwave.
Tiny - Olive Python
Olive Pythons are oviparous, meaning they lay eggs, the babies are 30 centimetres, the length of a ruler when they hatch.
Charlie - Saltwater Crocodile
The female saltwater crocodile will guard her nest and carry the young to safety in her mouth.
Frilled-neck Lizards are oviparous meaning they lay eggs. The eggs incubate for approximately seventy days before the babies pip the egg and emerge.