Meet The Rainbow Serpent | Reptile Encounters

Meet The Rainbow Serpent

Join our wonderful wildlife ambassadors in this exploration of the deep culture of the traditional custodians of the land we live on here in Australia.

Rufous Bettong - Largest species of Rat-Kangaroo is extinct in Victoria.

Red-tail Black Cockatoo - Endangered in Victoria due to habitat loss.

Mary River Turtle - Sold as “Penny Turtles” in the 1960s & 70s which nearly wiped out the species.

Yellow-spotted Monitor - Population numbers have dropped by 90% since the the introduction of the Cane Toad.

Topics Covered

  • What is does it mean for a species to become extinct?
  • Why are some species at risk of extinction and not others?
  • What are the causes and what can be done to help?
  • Learn about the adaptations of these animals.
  • How do these features help the animal to survive?
  • What habitat do they chose to live in?
  • How do they fit into the ecosystem?
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