Found in northern Australia. Part of the Dragon family of lizards. It fans out its frilled neck when threatened. This makes the lizard look larger than it actually is. This helps to scare off predators.
Also known as the Estuarine Crocodile. Found in northern Australia. Can grow up to 6-7metres with the strongest bite force of any living animal. They can live up to 100 years. Definitely an animal you don’t want to come face to face with in the water!
BLACK – HEADED PYTHON
Found across the northern third of Australia in the arid regions. Non venomous. They kill their prey by constricting. Feeds mainly on reptiles including lizards and other snakes, including venomous snakes but will also eat small mammals. The black head helps it attract the sun and retain heat.
BLUE TONGUE SKINK
Largest of the skink family. Their large blue tongue is used to scare off predators. Commonly found in our gardens, making them great pest controllers as they feed on snails & other pests. Although harmless, they do have a nasty bite if provoked.
COASTAL CARPET PYTHON
Found along the East Coast of QLD and Northern NSW. Being a python makes them non venomous, having to rely on constriction to kill their prey. Can grow up to 4m. Great for controlling unwanted guests, such as rats, mice and possums who love to make homes in our ceilings.
Found in arid regions of central and south-west Australia. Can be found in rock crevices and down in burrows. They use their tail as a lure to attract their prey. Feeding mainly on other reptiles such as lizards and other snakes, including venomous snakes.
This is Australia’s second largest and heaviest snake, reaching over 4m in length. Found in northern Australia in rocky areas sheltering in caves and rock crevices. Feeds on birds, mammals, rock wallabies, bats and other reptiles including crocodiles.
Found in the southern arid areas of Australia. Also known as a Double Headed Lizard, Pinecone Lizard, Bobtail Lizard and more. It’s tail looks similar to its head which helps to confuse its predators. Feeds on insects, fruits and vegetation.
CENTRAL BEARDED DRAGON
Found in arid regions of Central Australia. They will puff up their beard under their chin when threatened.
Even though the spikes look sharp, they are soft to touch. Feeds on insects, small lizards, fruits and vegetation.
EASTERN LONG NECKED TURTLE
Also known as the Snake neck turtle. The long neck helps them strike out at passing prey. Found in Eastern Australia living in dams, rivers, creeks and lakes. Their carapace (shell) can grow to around 25cm. They mainly feed on fish, tadpoles, insects, frogs and crayfish.
MAGNIFICENT TREE FROG
Found in the Kimberley region of North Western Australia. Having sticky toe pads allows them to climb vertical objects. Feeds on insects, earthworms and spiders. Has a poisonous fluid sac on top of its head that is not poisonous to humans but deters birds and other predators.
RED TAILED BLACK COCKATOO
Found in Western, Central, Northern and some Southern parts of Australia in Eucalyptus Woodlands and Forest areas. Feeds on a variety of seeds, nuts, fruits and insects and larvae. Declining in numbers in some areas due to Deforestation and lack of suitable nesting hollows.
GANG GANG COCKATOO
Live in South Eastern parts of Australia. Live in flocks up to 60 birds Males have the red feathers on their head whereas the female is all grey in colour Feeds on seeds, nuts, fruits and insects.
Being nocturnal they’re often mistaken for an owl but actually belong to the Nightjar family. Often found sitting in the fork of a tree, their tawny coloured feathers help them to camouflage. These birds pair for life. Feeds mainly on insects, small mammals and frogs.
Found in Eucalyptus forests and woodlands along the East coast of Australia and into parts of SA. They’re a nocturnal Marsupial Mammal feeding on insects, nectar and pollen as well as sap and resin off the trees. They have a gliding membrane which extends from their front toe to their back foot which allows them to glide up to 50m.
BANJO AND MATILDA
Found along the East Coast of Australia Mainly eat flowers, plants, fruits and shrubs. They are nocturnal and build a nest to live in called a “Dray”.
Also known as a Bird Eating, Barking or a Whistling Spider. Found in QLD, NSW, WA and SA. Growing up to 9cm with a leg span of up to 23cm, they are the largest spider in Australia. Not deadly to humans. Females live in a web lined burrow up to 1m deep, whereas the males make a silk webbed retreat under rocks and logs.
BUSH STONE CURLEW
A nocturnal, ground dwelling bird. The live in open plains and woodlands, using their colours to camouflage when sitting amongst leaf litter. Although can fly long distances when needed. Has an eerie, high pitched wailing sound which they make at night. Feeds on insects, lizards, seeds and small mammals.