OurAnimals

We have around 40 different species of animal in Plantasia with over 10% of those having some conservation concern. The most notable of these being the Egyptian Tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni). Plantasia participates in the EEP (European Endangered Species Programme) for Egyptian tortoise and collaborates with a variety of other zoological institutions for the protection and conservation of the species.  Here at Plantasia we also breed a number of vulnerable and endangered species which include reptiles (Crested gecko), amphibians (Axolotl) and fish (Denisons barb).

OurAnimals

We have around 40 different species of animal in Plantasia with over 10% of those having some conservation concern. The most notable of these being the Egyptian Tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni). Plantasia participates in the EEP (European Endangered Species Programme) for Egyptian tortoise and collaborates with a variety of other zoological institutions for the protection and conservation of the species.  Here at Plantasia we also breed a number of vulnerable and endangered species which include reptiles (Crested gecko), amphibians (Axolotl) and fish (Denisons barb).

Canopy

Parrots

Distribution:

South and Central America

LITTER BUG

Macaws are good for the forest, they’re messy eaters and drop a lot of seed on the ground - spreading the seed throughout the forest, helping to grow new plants.  

SAY HELLO

Parrots are extraordinarily intelligent birds, if you say hello, they might just say hello back!  

Canopy

Parrots

Distribution: South and Central America

LITTER BUG

Macaws are good for the forest, they’re messy eaters and drop a lot of seed on the ground - spreading the seed throughout the forest, helping to grow new plants.  

SAY HELLO

Parrots are extraordinarily intelligent birds, if you say hello, they might just say hello back!  

Arid Climate

Meerkats

Distribution:

Orinoco and Amazon Basins to Parana and La Plata rivers

Heads-Up!

Imagine living with 50 brothers and sisters! Meerkats live in huge family gangs in dusty burrows underground. Pop up into their burrow to get nose to nose with the family!  

Arid Climate

Meerkats

Distribution: Orinoco and Amazon Basins to Parana and La Plata rivers

Heads-Up!

Imagine living with 50 brothers and sisters! Meerkats live in huge family gangs in dusty burrows underground. Pop up into their burrow to get nose to nose with the family!  

The Watering Hole

Caiman Crocodiles

Distribution:

Central & South America

BITE ME!

These tough crocodiles have few natural predators so are amongst the top of the rainforest food chain.
Watch out! Adult crocs have the strongest bite ever measured… an enormous 16,460 Newtons of bite force.
A Lion only has 1,314.7!

SHUT IT!

But, a crocs muscles to open the jaw are weak so a human can use their bare hands to keep Crocodiles mouths shut.

The Watering Hole

Caiman Crocodiles

Distribution: Central & South America

BITE ME!

These tough crocodiles have few natural predators so are amongst the top of the rainforest food chain.
Watch out! Adult crocs have the strongest bite ever measured… an enormous 16,460 Newtons of bite force.
A Lion only has 1,314.7!

SHUT IT!

But, a crocs muscles to open the jaw are weak so a human can use their bare hands to keep Crocodiles mouths shut.

Forest Floor

Reticulated Pythons

Distribution:

Africa

Squeeze!

Royal Pythons are also called Ball Pythons because if they get scared, they curl up into a tight ball. They're not venomous but ambush then squeeze (constrict) their prey to death.  

Forest Floor

Reticulated Pythons

Distribution: Africa

Squeeze!

Royal Pythons are also called Ball Pythons because if they get scared, they curl up into a tight ball. They're not venomous but ambush then squeeze (constrict) their prey to death.  

Below Ground

Creepy Crawlies

Distribution:

A bugs life!

Emperor Scorpion
Giant African Land Snails
Indian Stick Insects
Madagascan Hissing Cockroach
Mexican Redknee Tarantula
Chile Rose Tarantula

Below Ground

Creepy Crawlies

Distribution:

A bugs life!

Emperor Scorpion
Giant African Land Snails
Indian Stick Insects
Madagascan Hissing Cockroach
Mexican Redknee Tarantula
Chile Rose Tarantula

Below Ground

Piranhas

Distribution:

Orinoco and Amazon Basins to Parana and La Plata rivers

JAWS!

Speedy, powerful jaws and super sharp teeth - the Red Bellied Piranha is simply terrifying. A hungry piranha in it’s habitat of rivers and mangroves will bite almost anything, including humans! But attacks from these colourful carnivores are rarely lethal they’re efficient scavengers, feeding on wounded animals or other fish.

They live in groups called “schools” and a large school of piranha can be a moving menace!.

Below Ground

Piranhas

Distribution: Orinoco and Amazon Basins to Parana and La Plata rivers

JAWS!

Speedy, powerful jaws and super sharp teeth - the Red Bellied Piranha is simply terrifying. A hungry piranha in it’s habitat of rivers and mangroves will bite almost anything, including humans! But attacks from these colourful carnivores are rarely lethal they’re efficient scavengers, feeding on wounded animals or other fish.

They live in groups called “schools” and a large school of piranha can be a moving menace!.

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