Kinsmen Discovery Centre

The Kinsmen Discovery Centre is a place where children and adults can get in touch with nature! Since it’s opening in 1990, the Kinsmen Discovery Centre has delighted people of all ages.


Fish, Crustaceans, and Insects

Bubble-tip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor) 
Pink-tipped Anemone (Condylactis) 
Emerald False (Shaggy Mushroom) Coral (Ricordea florida) 
Emerald Crab (Mithraculus sculptus) 
Tricolor Hermit Crab (Clibanarius tricolor) 
Banded Coral Shrimp (Stenopus hispidus) 
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni) 
Crowned Astrea Snail (Astraea) 
Nassarius Snail (Nassarius) 
Turban Snail (Turbo fluctuosus) 
Zebra Nerite Snail (Neritina natalensis) 
Central American Giant Cave Cockroach (Blaberus giganteus) 

Dottyback (Pseudochromidae) 
Orchid Dottyback (Pseudochromis fridmani) 
Tomini Surgeon (Ctenochaetus tominiensis) 
Blue Regal (Hippo) Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus) 
Purple (Yellow-tailed) Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum) 
Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) 
Banded Archerfish (Toxotes jaculatrix) 
Leopard Bush Fish (Ctenopoma acutirostre) 
Saddled Bichir (Polypterus endlicheri) 
Featherfin Squeaker Catfish (Synodontis eupterus) 
Blotched Upside-down Catfish (Synodontis nigriventris) 
Mexican Blind Cave Fish (Astyanax jordani) 
Azure Damselfish (Chrysiptera hemicyanea)
Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus)
Striped Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus)
Peacock Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris)
Pink Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris)

Reptiles and Amphibians

White’s Tree (Dunny) Frog (Pelodryas caerulea
New Caledonia Bumpy (Gargoyle) Gecko (Rhacodactylus auriculatus) 
Geyr’s Spiny-tailed Lizard (Uromastyx geyri) 
Solomon Island (Prehensile-tailed) Skink (Corucia zebrata) 
Indian Star Tortoise (Geochelone elegans)


Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) 
Black-naped Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus melanospilus) 
Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) 
Violet-backed (Amethyst) Starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) 
Taveta Golden Weaver (Ploceus castaneiceps)* 
Superb Starlings (Lamprotornis superbus superbus)


Prevost’s Squirrel (Callosciurus prevostii)
Slender-tailed Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) 
Greater Spear-nosed Bat (Phyllostomus hastatus) 
Woylie (Bettongia penicillata)

*currently off display


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