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Perentie

2020-09-24T11:46:04+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The New Caledonian giant gecko is the world’s largest gecko, growing up to 36 centimetres long. This stout gecko has a short blunt tail and its skin, which has many loose folds, seems too big for its body.

Lace Monitor

2020-09-24T11:11:08+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The lace monitor grows to between 1.5m-2m in length, it is a dark steel grey above with pale yellow or cream bands or rows of spots. The jaws and snout are usually strongly barred with yellow and dark grey.

King Cobra

2020-10-01T13:38:40+10:00September 24th, 2020|

One of the most imposing (and famous) snakes in the world, the king cobra certainly lives up to its name. With lengths in excess of 5m and a body diameter of over 12cm, it is the longest venomous species of snake.

Green Iguana

2020-09-24T10:28:06+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The green iguana is a fantastic looking creature. With a row of spines along its back and tail, its multitude of skin textures and its scaly beard or ‘dewlap’ under its chin, it looks like a miniature dragon.

Gila Monster

2020-09-24T10:25:21+10:00September 24th, 2020|

One of only few venomous lizard species in the world, the Gila monster is named after the Gila River in Arizona where is it was once common. The lizards grow to 60cm and have a solid body with blunted tail and head.

Death Adder

2020-12-15T12:51:51+11:00September 23rd, 2020|

Death adders are easily distinguishable from other snakes by the very short, squat bodies, rapidly tapering tail and the broad triangular head. Colouration varies widely but most species exhibit some form of banded pattern in shades of brown or grey.

Coastal Taipan

2020-12-31T13:38:42+11:00September 23rd, 2020|

The coastal taipan uses its fangs to inject a powerful venom into the body. A slender snake, it sports a light to dark brown body, and a cream/yellow belly with pink or orange flecks, the snake’s head is often a lighter brown than its body.

Ball Python

2020-09-23T12:06:49+10:00September 23rd, 2020|

Young tegus have an emerald green colour from the snout to their back while the rest of the body is black and white. As they grow older, the green colour fades, and the entire body becomes black and white.

Quokka

2020-12-31T12:52:43+11:00September 22nd, 2020|

The quokka is a small macropod (same family as kangaroos and wallabies) about the size of a domestic cat. It is a marsupial and just like other marsupials in the macropod family, the quokka is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal.

Platypus

2020-12-31T12:38:39+11:00September 22nd, 2020|

The duck-like bill is covered in bluish, leathery skin and the fur is a velvety dark brown velvety on the back and creamy yellow underneath. The species has webbed feet to assist with their aquatic lifestyle.

Parma Wallaby

2020-12-31T12:35:41+11:00September 22nd, 2020|

The Parma wallaby is a small animal, with a length between 45-55cm, not including the length of the tail, which is about the same length again. The male of the species is larger and more robust than the female.

Koala

2020-12-31T12:31:57+11:00September 22nd, 2020|

Koalas are short and stocky animals with dense, woolly fur which is light grey in the northern part of the range and brownish grey in the south. The underside is white, while the large flat nose is black.

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