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King Parrot

2020-09-24T16:27:55+10:00September 24th, 2020|

Surely one of the most beautiful of all the parrots, the male king parrot is resplendent in his plumage of scarlet red head and underparts, electric blue tail and emerald green wings and back.

Boobook Owl

2020-09-29T14:35:21+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The boobook owl does not possess the distinctive facial mask of the barn or masked owls. Boobook owls are the smallest of the Australian owl species, but they vary in size depending on where they live.

Banded Lapwing

2020-11-04T10:43:10+11:00September 24th, 2020|

The banded lapwing has a distinctive white ear stripe, a yellow eye-ring, a black cap and a small red wattle over the bill. Its upper breast is black with a white bib, the wings are grey-brown and its underbelly white.

Cane Toad

2020-09-24T15:32:03+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The cane toad is large, reaching up to 23cm in length. It has highly visible poison glands located near the back of the head. The back and legs of the cane toad are covered in wart-like lumps and its skin has a leathery appearance.

Green Tree Frog

2020-09-24T15:32:43+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The green tree frog is usually a beautiful bright green, though, depending on the mood of the frog, this may sometimes fade to a dark khaki green. Some specimens also have white spots that are outlined in darker colours.

Wolf Spider

2020-09-24T14:53:35+10:00September 24th, 2020|

There are many different species of wolf spider, which are so named because they actively hunt and run down their prey. Most species are dark brown or grey in colour with black, grey, orange or brown markings.

Perentie

2021-09-15T16:32:37+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The perentie is Australia’s largest lizard reaching over 2.5 metres in length. It has a long neck and a stout, robust body ending in a long, tapering tail. The colour is yellow or cream with tawny brown rosettes edged in dark brown on their back and they have dark limbs with white spots.

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.