With their distinctively coloured tongues, these lizards are a common sight in many Australian backyards. With six different subspecies of Blue-tongue Lizards found around Australia, they make up the group of the largest skinks in the world.
Galapagos Tortoises are the largest tortoises in the world. They are commonly split into two groups depending on the shape of their shell or ‘carapace’, although some believe that there are intermediate varieties as well. Today, there are less than 20,000 tortoises living on the Galapagos archipelago.
Giraffes are found throughout Africa, south of the Sahara Desert. This animal prefers the open woodlands and grasslands of the African savannah, but occasionally wanders throughout semi-arid country, well away from water.
There are in fact four species of zebra. These are the Plains Zebra, Grevy’s Zebra, Cape Mountain Zebra and Hartmann's Mountain Zebra. We have Plains Zebra at Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos which are the most common of the four species in the wild.