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The Worlds Apart exhibit houses ten enclosures, including an open viewing enclosure for the zoo’s rhinoceros iguana and a small walk-through primate enclosure!

Worlds Apart is also home to the green anaconda, Fiji iguana and poison dart frogs. It also houses a various freshwater fish.

The Worlds Apart walkthrough exhibit houses a number of species in an immersive open air setting offering visitors the chance to experience a walk-through small primate exhibit, in which the small primates are able to run freely around the enclosure as visitors walk through and see them jumping around them! It’s home to a number of species including the Linne’s two toed sloth, Pied tamarins, Geoffroy’s marmosets and our tamandua.


Animals in Worlds Apart

Fiji Banded Iguana (Brachylophus fasciatus)
Reptiles

Fiji Banded Iguana (Brachylophus fasciatus)

Worlds Apart

Area:
Fijian Islands and Tonga
Status:
Endangered
Quick Fact:

The male is strikingly coloured, with light blue to white bands on a bright green background. Females are more uniformly green.

Rhinoceros Iguana (Cyclura cornuta)
Reptiles

Rhinoceros Iguana (Cyclura cornuta)

Worlds Apart

Area:
Haiti and Dominican Republic
Status:
Vulnerable
Quick Fact:

The Rhinoceros Iguana gets its name from its outgrowths, like horns, on the end of it's nose. These large, heavy bodied lizards are dusky- grey or olive green with dark cross bands that are often barely visible. They have three horny bumps on the snout, which are more pronounced in males. The average adult is 2 feet in length.

Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus)
Reptiles

Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus)

Worlds Apart

Area:
Northern and South America
Status:
Not listed
Quick Fact:

Female green anacondas are almost five times heavier than males.

Their huge size can make it difficult for them to move on land, however, in water they can move with stealth and ease.

Pied Tamarin (Saguinus bicolor)
Mammals

Pied Tamarin (Saguinus bicolor)

Worlds Apart

Area:
South America
Status:
Endangaered
Quick Fact:

These small monkeys have a body length that ranges between 20-28 cm, a tail that measures between 33 and 42 cm and an average weight of 430 grams.

Tamarins are highly social and live in a family-like structure in the tropical forests

Linne’s two toed sloth (choloepus didactylus)
Mammals

Linne’s two toed sloth (choloepus didactylus)

Worlds Apart

Area:
Central and South America
Status:
Least concern
Quick Fact:

Sloths are one of the slowest animals in the world, as their leafy diet doesn't provide much energy!

Sloths spend most of their time hanging upside down in the forest canopy.

Geoffroy’s Marmoset (Callithrix geoffroyi)
Mammals

Geoffroy’s Marmoset (Callithrix geoffroyi)

Worlds Apart

Area:
Brazil
Status:
Least concern
Quick Fact:

Marmosets have adapted incisor teeth for carving holes in tree trunks to get sap and gum.

Southern Tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla)
Mammals

Southern Tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla)

Worlds Apart

Area:
South America
Status:
Least concern
Quick Fact:

Tamanduas are known as "stinkers of the forest" by local people due to the fact the leave scent trails to mark their territory!

Tamanduas have a 40cm long, sticky tongue which is perfect for licking up ants and termites.


Explore other enclosures:

Aardvark Burrow

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Australian Rainbows

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Bears of the Rising Sun

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Call of the Wild

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Canopy of South America

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Chimpanzee Lookout

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Colenso Village

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Dragons of Komodo

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Edge of Africa

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Elephant Kingdom

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Familiar Friends

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Feathers of the Forest

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Gelada Plateau

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Guinea Pig Village

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Iguana Forest

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Inca Trail

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Island Dwellers

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Kingdom of the Wild

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Koi Niwa

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Leopards at Ussuri Falls

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Lion Rock

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Lost Madagascar

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Meddelin Monkeys

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Otter Creek

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Out of Africa

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Playa Patagonia

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Rainforest Walkthrough

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Rajang's Forest

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Suricata Sands

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The Pig Patch

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Tiger Taiga

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Vulture Valley

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Walking Giants

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Wallaby Walkabout

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Wilds of Asia

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World of Wings

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