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Thorny Devil Exhibit

I visited Melbourne Museum today just for a casual visit with a friend. It's free so I didn't bother looking around the whole building but was glad I went into the insect exhibit when I saw this pair thorny devils living in the black ant exhibit. I only had my phone on me so these aren't the best photos.

Thorny Devil Exhibit
PAT, 3 Feb 2015
    • PAT
      I visited Melbourne Museum today just for a casual visit with a friend. It\'s free so I didn\'t bother looking around the whole building but was glad I went into the insect exhibit when I saw this pair thorny devils living in the black ant exhibit. I only had my phone on me so these aren\'t the best photos.
    • zooboy28
      That's a great addition PAT, but what will happen when they eat all the black ants...? :eek:

      They appear to have held this species for quite a while, at least back to 2006, a pair, then just a female from 2009, and then a pair again from 2012. But presumably they have only recently gone on display? I think the only other places holding them are the Alice Springs Desert Park and Alice Springs Reptile Centre.
    • PAT
      I thought of that too. They were insatiable.

      I didn't even realise that the museum held them before now. It was a first for me that I definitely didn't expect to see today.
    • Chlidonias
      that is cool. I have never seen a moloch before. (Starts counting money for an air ticket....)
    • Hix
      Save enough to get to Alice Springs, you might even see one in situ. The birding there is fantastic too.

      :p

      Hix
    • Chlidonias
      I wouldn't really fly to Australia just to see a moloch in a tank. Long-beaked echidna yes, because I'm probably never going to see another one ever and there was a good chance the Taronga ones would go back off-show or die, but for moloch I can just look for them in the wild easily enough.
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