Wild night-life comes to light in new exhibition
ANIMAL lovers across the Tablelands can explore some of Australia’s best native animals in a new Nocturnal Wonders Exhibition at Kuranda Koala Gardens these school holidays.
Wildlife manager, Meg Markle said there were about 20 animals in the exhibition and 10 different species.
“Everyone seems pretty happy with it so far ... we’ve got a lot of diversity in there,” she said.
“Most of the animals came from Cairns Tropical Zoo when it closed.
“There hasn’t been a nocturnal zoo up here for years.” Ms Markle said the exhibition featured two bilbies, Kalka and Sunny, who had become one of the park’s main attractions.
“We’re the only park north of Townsville that has them,” she said.
“A lot of people have heard of them but haven’t seen them before.
“They’re very iconic and really special and unique to this country.
“It’s also a good face for conservation.”
Ms Markle said the park also had a range interactive activities including hand feeding kangaroos, holding a koala and watching the various animal feeding demonstrations throughout the day.