Park turns totally turtle
GET ready to emerge from your shell – because Kyabram Fauna Park is going turtle.
The park’s upcoming Discover the Turtle day will allow locals to meet a variety of turtles up close and personal while chatting to experts from Turtle Australia.
The day also promises a whirlwind of turtle-themed activities including a scavenger hunt around the park and crafts.
Plus if you are 15 years or under, dress up like a turtle and you’ll get in for free.
Secretary of the fauna park committee Georgia Johnstone said the day will offer fantastic – and educational – holiday fun.
“I have little kids so to have a local school holiday activity is amazing,” Ms Johnstone said.
“Because it’s quite chilly at the moment the park also tends to be a bit quieter – so we hope this event will bring in more people who can see all we do here.”
If hanging out with turtles for a day doesn’t tickle your fancy, the fauna park has a range of other activities planned for the school holidays.
As part of Ky in July, locals will have the chance to walk through the bird aviary, pet a koala and feed a flying fox or a kangaroo.
It will also be worth keeping an eye out for quolls getting a feed in the mornings and resident Major Mitchell’s cockatoos Rose and Floyd flying around the park in the afternoon.
The Fauna Park’s cafe´ will also be getting in the Ky in July spirit, offering a free makeyour-own fridge magnet kit with each kids meal.
Discover the Turtle will be held all day Thursday July 6.
For more information, visit Kyabram Fauna Park’s Facebook page or call 5852 2883.
Tyrell Gilligan from Kyabram Fauna Park shows a turtle to Alexis Johnstone