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) 
Red Reef Hermit Crab (Paguristes cadenati) 
Thinstripe Hermit Crab (Clibanarius vittatus) 
Tricolor Hermit Crab (Clibanarius tricolor) 
Banded Coral Shrimp (Stenopus hispidus) 
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni) 
Antillean Tooth Snail (Nerita) 
Channeled Turban Snail (Turbo) 
Crowned Astrea Snail (Astraea) 
Middle-spined Cerith Snail (Cerithium) 
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) 
Gilled African Lungfish (Protopterus amphibius) 
Saddled Bichir (Polypterus endlicheri) 
Featherfin Squeaker Catfish (Synodontis eupterus) 
Blotched Upside-down Catfish (Synodontis nigriventris) 
Mexican Blind Cave Fish (Astyanax jordani) 
Bristle-nosed Pleco (Ancistrus) 
Azure Damselfish (Chrysiptera hemicyanea)
Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus)

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) 
Red-footed Tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonarius) 
South American Yellow-footed Tortoise (Geochelone denticulata) 


Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) 
Common Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus) 
Black-naped Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus melanospilus) 
Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) 
Violet-backed (Amethyst) Starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) 
Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus) 
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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