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Exotic Amphibians and Reptiles in Australian Zoos

Discussion in 'Australia' started by zooboy28, 15 Dec 2013.

  1. nczoofan

    nczoofan Well-Known Member

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    Wow thats so wierd to think about. At least Beared dragons are native, but leopard geckos and crested geckos which I have would be prohibited. The main reason I bought it up is that reptile and amphibians are likely the groups where zoos are most likely to work with/buy from private sellers in the US. So I guess thats not really an option in Australia.
     
  2. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Since when have they had those?
     
  3. Jake

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    Oh jeez I really don’t know , maybe 3 or 4 years

    I know that this is irrelevant to what we’re chatting about but what do leopard geckos feel like
     
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  4. nczoofan

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    So a bearded dragon is pretty rough and a crested gecko pretty soft. A leopard gecko is somewhat in between these 2 species, so its not scaly feeling, but not soft at the same time. They are also pretty bumpy. Its so strange for me to think about Leopard geckos, being rare as I have 2 and you can buy them at almost every single pet store.
     
  5. Jake

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    I live in Australia and some Americans think we are weird so asking you who lives in NC and I live in Australia . Thank you so much for the speedy reply to my question

    Ps do you have a pic
     
  6. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you sure you're not getting confused with their Uracoan Rattlesnakes, given that they very certainly have not been keeping Aruba Island Rattlesnakes for three or four years.
     
  7. WhistlingKite24

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  8. Jake

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    Wildife hq has 4 baby rhino iguanas.
     
  9. WhistlingKite24

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    Looking through the list, it seems like there are a few additions not mentioned that I can contribute. I thought it would be more convenient to condense all the additions into one post (most of the Facebook links didn't work so I added the date that each one was posted).

    Cane Toad at Dreamworld and Currumbin (both personally seen this year).

    American Alligator at D’Aguilar Wildlife (Facebook post on 24/4/19).

    Aldabran Tortoise at Gorge (Facebook post on 10/10/18) and Shoalhaven (Aldabra Tortoises - ZooChat).

    Star Tortoise at Australia Zoo (Australia Zoo - Reptiles), Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures (Indian Star Tortise - Wildlife - Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Symbio (Facebook post on 4/11/2018).

    Leopard Tortoise at Shoalhaven (Baby Leopard Tortoise - ZooChat).

    Radiated Tortoise at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures (Facebook post on 16/6/19 and No Cookies | The Cairns Post).

    Tokay Gecko at Perth Zoo (Facebook post on 27/8/19).

    Gila Monster at Australia Zoo (Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum) - ZooChat) and Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures (Gila Monster - Wildlife - Hartley's Crocodile Adventures).

    Rhinoceros Iguana at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures (Facebook post on 16/6/19) and D’Aguilar Wildlife (Facebook post on 29/7/19).

    The Australian Reptile Park has one Argentine Black and White Tegu Salvator merianae left- the only one in Australia (confirmed with zoo and several Facebook posts).

    Boa Constrictor at D’Aguilar Wildlife (Facebook post on 26/2/19).

    Green Anaconda at Australia Zoo (Facebook post on 9/8/18).
     
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  10. Yoshistar888

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    as this is outdated I guess I’ll list some removals and additions. (only ones I’ve personally seen)

    Melbourne Zoo-
    Rainbow boa and Kenyan sand boa, I didn’t know the zoo had and haven’t ever seen them or signage for them so I assume the zoo doesn’t have them.

    Enerald tree boa is most likely gone too as I have not seen it for over 5 years.

    Also haven’t seen the basilisk in over 5 years.

    also no more rock rattlesnake

    I have no idea about turtles and tortoises

    New additions include

    Mexican Cantil

    I have no idea about turtles and tortoises


    Everything else listed is still there to my knowledge
     
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  11. Jake

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    @Chlidonias they don’t have Aruba Island Rattlesnake, I got confused.
     
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  12. Jake

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    A Blood Python at D Aguilar Wildlife named “ Lovely” great name!
     
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  13. Jake

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    Snakes Down Under has been building a Komodo Dragon Exhibit.
     
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  14. Yoshistar888

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    SEALIFE melbourne Aquarium no longer has Dyeing Poison Dart Frog.
     
  15. Yoshistar888

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    As of my recent visit to the Melbourne zoo I can confirm the zoo no longer has California Kingsnakes and their Veiled Chameleon has most likely passed away