Meet and greet prickly mam­mals

Kalamunda Reporter - - Front Page -

THE pub­lic can get up close and per­sonal with Kanyana’s res­i­dent echid­nas Elle (13) and Aruba (17) to help raise funds for the wildlife hos­pi­tal in Les­mur­die.

Kanyana Wildlife hos­pi­tal man­ager Tasha Hen­nings said both echid­nas ar­rived as eightweek old pug­gles.

“Elle was lit­er­ally dug up by a bull­dozer at Kam­balda at an ex­plo­ration min­ing site,” she said.

“She was flown to Kanyana, trav­el­ling in the lux­ury of a packed lunch box filled with pa­per.

“Aruba was res­cued af­ter be­ing ejected from the mother’s pouch fol­low­ing a car col­li­sion.

“It was very lucky that Aruba was spot­ted by a Hills res­i­dent who knew Kanyana could help.”

Ms Hen­nings said the pub­lic could book a meet and greet with the echid­nas, with the funds raised be­ing used to sup­port an­i­mals at the non-for­profit or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“This is a unique chance for peo­ple to have their own pri­vate meet and greet with the echid­nas,” she said.

“You get to spend 30 min­utes hold­ing the echid­nas, stroking and learn­ing about them.

“And don’t worry, we have spe­cial gloves for han­dling them.”



Kanyana’s Tasha Hen­nings hold­ing echid­nas Elle (left) and Aruba.

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