Hi everyone, I am Lee, owner, educator and animal keeper for Animals of Oz. I have always had an avid interest in native wildlife, an interest that has been depicted in my career path. I completed a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Melbourne, where my subjects were primarily in the field of zoology.
I then went on to do an honours research degree on kangaroos from Kangaroo Island. It was at this point that I developed a huge fascination with reptiles, but unfortunately was not allowed to keep any snakes while still living with my parents! I still wanted to learn more, so moved to Sydney and started a PhD on wildlife management.
Soon afterwards I got my first snake, a Spotted Python (Liasis maculosa) that I named Charlie Brown (because I didn’t know if it was a boy or girl).
In 2004 I met Anthony Stimson, and was soon working for his company Australian Wildlife Displays doing wildlife education presentations. When I moved back to Victoria I decided that I wanted to continue educating the public about Australia’s wonderful and fascinating native wildlife. Therefore, I started Animals of Oz.
Animals of Oz presentations are fun, safe, interactive and educational. Let Animals of Oz bring pythons, frogs, lizards, crocodiles, birds and possums to your next event or function to captivate the attention of any audience.
Having a birthday party, but not sure how to keep the kids entertained? Then why not have a reptile party, wildlife party, animal party or zoo party. Let Animals of Oz bring native Australian animals to the party. In a fun and interactive jam-packed hour, the kids will get to touch some of Australia’s unique and fascinating native animals.
Are the children or students learning about Australian native animals? Animals of Oz can bring pythons, frogs, lizards, crocodiles, birds and possums to your childcare centre, primary school or secondary college to provide an interactive component to any education program.
Animals of Oz can bring Australian animals to any location or event such as corporate functions, tertiary institutions, agricultural shows, shopping centres, fetes and fairs, and open days.
Located in Victoria, Animals of Oz can visit you in all areas of metro Melbourne and regional Victoria. Animals of Oz have a DSE demonstrators licence, full public liability insurance, national police checks and working with children checks. Most of all, we love the animals we work with!