Park turns to­tally tur­tle

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS -

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

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