Thorny Devil Saved From Death
Nicknamed 'Woolla', this small Thorny Devil (Moloch
horridus was saved from being run over on the
road in Alice Springs.
Rescued from certain death, the Thorny Devil was taken to our local
Alice Springs Reptile Centre, who will
try to restore the Thorny Devil to full health before releasing it back into the
Not usually found in Alice Springs, the Thorny Devil prefers the arid red sandy region further
out of town.
They need certain types of ants to survive, consuming up to 1,000 ants in a
This Thorny Devil was most probably brought in from the bush. They are protected
species, so please admire but leave them in their natural environment.
You can find out more about Thorny Devil from our Flora and Fauna section:
Thorny Devil and
Alice Springs Reptile Centre - Thorny Devil.