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.
Barry - Giant Burrowing Cockroach
The Giant Burrowing Cockroach is a detritivore, and plays an important role in keeping the rainforest clean by eating dead plant material.
Kermit - Green Tree Frog
Green Tree Frogs are predators and second order consumers, feeding primarily on invertebrates.
Jasmin - Sugar Glider
Sugar gliders find refuge in hollow trees in the temperate bushland habitat, and are omnivores feeding on fruit, nectar and insects.
Vic - Victorian Carpet Python
The Victorian Carpet Python is a carnivore, prefering to eat small to medium sized prey like possums and rodents.
Russell - Shingleback Lizard
Living in a desert environment can sometimes result in food being scarce, but the fat stored in the Shingleback’s tail help it to survive in tough conditions.
Tiny - Olive Python
The Olive Python could be considered a third order consumer, as it can feed on large prey like wallabies, but larger animals could still eat it.
Rex - Broad-shell Turtle
The Broad-shell Turtle has the unique ability of cloacal respiration, breathing through its bottom, to help it to stay underwater longer when searching for food and avoiding predators.
Johnnie - Freshwater Crocodile
The Freshwater Crocodile lives in a wetlands environment, and is an apex predator sitting on top of the food chain.