CASSOWARIES

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL WEEKLY -

in need of care are set to re­ceive a wel­come boost in avail­able fa­cil­i­ties with the open­ing of a new re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion fa­cil­ity at Lake Bar­rine on the Ather­ton Table­land.

Act­ing En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Shan­non Fen­ti­man con­grat­u­lated Rain­for­est Re­serves Aus­tralia on the suc­cess­ful es­tab­lish­ment of the Table­lands Cas­sowary Fa­cil­ity.

“When Rain­for­est Re­serves Aus­tralia took over the man­age­ment re­spon­si­bil­ity for the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment’s Garn­ers Beach Cas­sowary Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre in March 2016 it marked an ex­cit­ing new chapter for cas­sowary care in Trop­i­cal North Queens­land,” Ms Fen­ti­man said.

Mem­ber for Bar­ron River Craig Craw­ford said the fa­cil­ity would in­crease the num­ber of re­cov­ered cassowaries that could be re-re­leased into the wild.

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