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Jungle Python

2020-09-24T11:00:50+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The jungle carpet python is a vividly coloured python that at its most striking is brilliant yellow and black, although it can be tan and black. Its underbelly is usually white.

Inland Taipan

2020-09-24T10:50:41+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The inland taipan (also known as the fierce snake) can reach a total length of 2.5m, although 1.8m is the common length. The upper surface of the snake can vary from dark brown to a light straw colour.

Hosmer’s Skink

2020-09-24T10:41:40+10:00September 24th, 2020|

Hosmer’s skinks are stocky skinks that grow to 23 centimetres long, nearly half of which is the tail. The scales on their body have 3-4 sharp points (or keels) and the scales on the tail each have a long spine.

Heath Monitor

2020-11-03T09:38:01+11:00September 24th, 2020|

Also known as Rosenberg’s monitor, the species is It is dark grey above, finely spotted with yellow or white, and with paired, blackish cross-bands from the neck to the end of the tail.

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.

Freshwater Crocodile

2020-09-24T09:52:02+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The back of a freshwater crocodile is light brown usually with a number of black, irregular bands with the underside being creamy-white. They can be distinguished from the larger saltwater crocodile by their longer and thinner snout.

Corn Snake

2020-09-23T15:38:42+10:00September 23rd, 2020|

The common colour for corn snakes has a number of red-orange blotches on an orange-grey background colour combined with a black-and-white checked underbelly.

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.

Burmese Python

2020-12-31T13:34:58+11:00September 23rd, 2020|

The beautiful Burmese python's distinctive patterning – dark brown blotches on a light tan background – means that it is often hunted for its skin, and so it is now a threatened species in the wild.

Brown Tree Snake

2020-11-24T12:11:55+11:00September 23rd, 2020|

The brown tree snake is very distinctive because of its large head with bulging eyes and its long slender body. Lengths in excess of 2 metres have been recorded, though 1.5m - 1.8m is a more common size.

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.

Echidna

2020-09-22T09:39:03+10:00September 21st, 2020|

Echidnas or spiny anteaters can grow to about 40cm long and weigh up to 7kg. It has a bare, tube-like snout and a long, sticky tongue. The feet are dark and have a set of powerful black claws.

Common Wombat

2020-12-30T21:38:04+11:00September 21st, 2020|

The common wombat has short, slightly rounded ears, a large, hairless nose and coarse, thick fur. The pouch opens to the rear as an adaptation to ensure it does not fill with soil while the animal is digging.

Dingo

2020-12-31T18:46:01+11:00August 25th, 2020|

The dingo is a medium-sized dog weighing in at 15-20kg. Despite its common image of a reddish-brown coat, colouration varies and includes very pale creamy-brown forms and even black and tan.

Komodo Dragon

2020-12-30T14:41:13+11:00March 25th, 2020|

Komodo dragons are the world’s largest lizard. They have long, flat heads with rounded snouts and mottled black/brown scale colour which enables them to lie undetected by passing prey.

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