Meet the Radiated Tortoise

Astrochelys radiata

Radiated Tortoise

Radiated Tortoise
Image copyright WA Museum 

Meet the Orang-utan

Pongo pygmaeus and Pongo abelii

The orang-utan (meaning “person of the forest” in the Malay language) is native to Indonesia and Malaysia, but due to severe habitat loss, is now restricted to the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. There are two species of orang-utan – Pongo pygmaeus (the Bornean orang-utan) and Pongo abelii (Sumatran orang-utan).

Meet the Meerkat

Suricata suricatta

A meerkat searching for food

A meerkat searching for food
Image copyright WA Museum 

Meekats are the only members of their genus, and can be found in the Kalahari Desert, the Namib Desert, Angola and South Africa.

Meet the Ring-tailed Lemur

Lemur catta

Ring-tailed Lemur

Ring-tailed Lemur
Image copyright WA Museum 

Ring-tailed Lemurs, along with all lemur species, live on the island of Madagascar (and some small neighbouring islands), off the east coast of Africa.  

Meet the Bolivian Squirrel Monkey

Saimiri boliviensis

Bolivian Squirrel Monkey

Bolivian Squirrel Monkey
Image copyright WA Museum 

Albany Young Naturalists Club – Home Grown

Boy in Young Naturalists Club T-Shirt stand in front of a lake and hills

The Young Naturalists Club is based at the Western Australian Museum - Albany and is for young people who are curious about, inspired by or just love the natural world. Established in 2010, the Young Naturalists Club hold events throughout the year and is always open to new members. Find out more on their webpage.

This video follows the Young Naturalists Club as they investigate food miles, the importance of locally grown food and cooking with local ingredients.

Young Naturalists Club

Are you an environmental enthusiast between 5 and 15 years of age living in the Albany area? Do you want to spend more time learning about, and caring for, natural habitats in your area? Then the Young Naturalists Club is for you. 

Meet the Western Rock Lobster

The Western Rock Lobster, or Panulirus Cygnus, is also known as a crayfish.

Image of a Western Rock Lobster

Western Rock Lobster
Image copyright WA Museum 


This harmless, omnivorous lobster can grow to a maximum size of 30 cm.

Meet the Australian Anemonefish

The Australian Anemonefish, or Amphiprion rubrocinctus, is a harmless omnivore that lives in the marine waters of northern Australia. 

Image of an Australian Anemonefish

Australian Anemonefish
Image copyright WA Museum 

Meet the Western Blue Groper

The Western Blue Groper, or Achoerodus gouldii, is otherwise known as Gould's Wrasse, and lives in the waters of southern Australia. 

Image of a Western Blue Groper

Western Blue Groper
Image copyright 
Sue Morrison