Although the Australian Reptile Park maintains and displays a wide range of Australian mammals and birds, reptiles reign supreme. The Park holds one of the largest collections of reptiles in the country, both native and non-native, many of which are exhibited in the award-winning Lost World of Reptiles. Many additional specimens are maintained behind-the-scenes, and are important in research and breeding activities. Additionally, several hundred specimens of dangerously venomous snakes are maintained in the venom production unit - housed in a separate building., which are used to extract venom for the production of the life-saving antivenom. Some 300 lives are saved each year by this product. A small proportion of the species at the Park are covered in the pages listed below:
The interaction with the animals was incredible. Keepers were helpful and friendly. Enjoy Metallica Mick!