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

Worlds Apart is also home to the green anaconda, Fiji iguana, poison dart frogs and pied tamarins. It also houses a number of marine fish, piranhas and 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 toes sloths, golden lion tamarins and our tamandua.

Make sure you experience the walkthrough on your next visit, and enjoy seeing these exciting species in an open and scenic environment.


Animals in Worlds Apart

Fiji banded iguana
Reptiles

Fiji banded iguana

Worlds Apart

Area:
Fijian Islands
Status:
Endangaered
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.

Red-Bellied Piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri)
Under Water

Red-Bellied Piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri)

Worlds Apart

Area:
South America
Status:
Not listed
Quick Fact:

Red-bellied piranhas have a reputation for being ferocious predators, however their frenzied attacks are rare.

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.

Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin ( Leontopithecus chrysolmlas)
Mammals

Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin ( Leontopithecus chrysolmlas)

Worlds Apart

Area:
Brazil
Status:
Endangaered
Quick Fact:

Golden-headed lion tamarins stick their tongues out at intruders to scare them away.

Coppery Titi Monkey (Callicebus cupreus)
Mammals

Coppery Titi Monkey (Callicebus cupreus)

Worlds Apart

Area:
Brazil and Peru
Status:
Least concern
Quick Fact:

Coppery Titi monkeys intertwine they're tails when their sleeping.

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.


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