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.
Cheryl - Spiny-leaf Stick Insect
Females can reproduce via parthenogenesis, resulting in offspring that are genetic clones of the mother.
Sabrina - Brush-tail Bettong
Embryonic diapause is a reproductive strategy of marsupials, enabling them to keep an embryo “on hold” until conditions are right.
Harriet - Barn Owl
Owls are more closely related to hummingbirds genetically than they are to other birds of prey.
Russell - Shingleback Lizard
Shingleback Lizards are monogamous, and will not mate with anyone that is too closely related.
Frankie - Central Bearded Dragon
Central Bearded Dragons are popular as pets, and artificial selection in captivity has resulted in a variety of colour morphs and scale types.
Vicky - Victorian Carpet Python
Carpet Pythons are wide-spread across Australia, and exhibit a wide of colours and sizes, subspecies can cross breed in the wild and in captivity.
Tiny - Olive Python
Evolution has favoured the Olive Python to grow to large sizes and consume large prey.
Neville - Saltwater Crocodile
Saltwater Crocodiles lay large clutches of eggs, but only the strongest few will make it adulthood and be able to successfully reproduce themselves.