Discover some of our species...
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is home to ‘Big Ronny’ – a huge 5 metre Scrub Python that you can meet in our Butterfly Tropics. They are Australia’s largest species of snake potentially growing over 8.5m and can eat and swallow huge prey items including wallabies and tree kangaroos!
Come face-to-face and pat our Olive Python (affectionately named Olive) at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo! These remarkable snakes grow up to 4.5 metres and are olive green to brown in colour with a pale underbelly. Believe it or not, our Olive Python is not as scary as it looks and is a great animal to snuggle up to for amazing photos.
Green Tree Python
The Green Tree Python lives in the hot, humid conditions of northern Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. The vivid green scales for which it is named help to camouflage them amongst the lush foliage of their rainforest habitat. Reaching a maximum length of six feet, the Green Tree Python starts life yellow (in Australia) and brick-red (in Papua New Guinea), changing to their striking green colours over a period of weeks as they mature.
The Diamond Python is a medium to large snake found in coastal areas and adjacent ranges of south-eastern Australia. Diamond Python’s are quite variable in colour and pattern, typically being dark olive to black in colour. Along the body and tail are clusters of yellow or cream scales that form ‘rosettes’ that look a bit like diamonds – hence their common name ‘Diamond Python’.
Red Bellied Black Snake
The Red-bellied black snake is one of Australia's best-known snakes and is common in urban areas along the eastern coast of Australia. Unlike the majority of Australian snakes they are active by day and they give birth to live young, 5-18 at a time!