Animal Diaries Archive
Come And Meet Rhino Or Jenny!
3 September 2004At Australia Zoo we have five Rhinoceros Iguanas. On display there is our big old boy "Rhino", and off display we have four sub adults. They have now reached a size that they need a new home, so we built them a five-star resort. We gave them an enclosure with plenty of room to run and a large sun basking area which is a favourite for any type of lizard. Their indoor area is fully heated so they never have to feel the cold that we keepers do (especially at the moment). They have been in their new home for several weeks now and all appear to be going very well. We'll keep you updated with any change, maybe even some breeding if we are lucky.
At Australia Zoo we offer the opportunity to have a snake photo. Now of the Burmese Pythons we use for this, most look very similar but there is one girl that stands out in the crowd. Generally Burmese Pythons are brown, black, gold and yellow. Not Jenny. Jenny came from the same clutch as the others but she looks a little different; she is white! Now she isn't albino, she just doesn't have the ability to produce colour in her skin like her brothers and sisters. Jenny is as healthy as snakes come and it has no affect on her life except that she pulls a huge crowd every time we take her out in the public. So if you are ever in the Zoo, keep your eyes open for her and come up and say hello if you see her. She loves a pat.