Love Reptiles? We have heaps!
If you love reptiles, then you will love visiting Butterfly Creek where you can see a great range of reptiles including the Inland Bearded Dragon, a Blue Tongue Lizard, Leopard Geckos, Water Dragons, Alligators and have recently introduced a Green Iguana and two Madagascar Day Gecko. We also are home to three native geckos, the Northland Green Gecko, known for their striking lime green colouring.
Check out our reptile daily encounters in our Butterfly house where you can get up close and may even see the blue tongue of the Blue Tongue Lizard or our Bearded Dragon puff up his throat.
Daily Reptile Encounter
Experience a fun, friendly, hands on reptile encounter in our Butterfly House everyday at 3pm. Children and adults alike will be enthralled as they meet and learn about some of our amazing reptiles! You’ll have the chance to meet one of our reptiles including the Eastern Blue tongue Skink, Bearded Lizard, Leopard Gecko or even one of our Tortoise. For more information on our Daily Encounters click here.
Did you know…
- Leopard Geckos can be found in the desert environments of Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and India. Their unique dots and colouring is perfect for camouflage in their natural habitat. They also shed their skin to prevent their scent from being discovered.
- The Water Dragon is native to Eastern Australia and has long powerful limbs and claws which are ideal for swimming and climbing. Their tails are about two-thirds of their length – adult females grow to about 600 mm and males one metre.
- The average adult size American Alligator for a female is 8.2 feet (2.6 meters), and the average size for a male is 11.2 feet (3.4 meters). Found in the US, Alligators are usually found in freshwater, slow-moving rivers. They also live in swamps, marshes and lakes.
- The Eastern long neck turtle is also called the Snake-necked turtle. Found in Eastern Australia they can grow up to 30cm in shell length. They are good swimmers with large webbed feet, but also spend time on land.