Meet cute crit­ters to help save the species

Western Times - - NEWS -

NA­TIONAL Bilby Day is held an­nu­ally on the sec­ond Sun­day in Septem­ber to draw at­ten­tion to the plight of the en­dan­gered animal.

Charleville marked the oc­ca­sion at the week­end by hold­ing the Fur Ball on Satur­day and a spe­cial morn­ing tea on Sun­day.

The day raises aware­ness for the en­dan­gered species and helps raise money for the Save the Bilby Fund.

Al­though the na­tional cel­e­bra­tion is for one day only, the con­ser­va­tion ef­forts and ex­pe­ri­ences run all year round.

A pop­u­lar tourist at­trac­tion in town, the Charleville Bilby Ex­pe­ri­ence is open seven days a week from 9am–4pm from April to Oc­to­ber.

By vis­it­ing the cen­tre and book­ing into one of the ex­pe­ri­ences you are help­ing to save the bil­bies as all pro­ceeds from the tours and sou­venirs go di­rectly to the con­ser­va­tion ef­fort.

PHOTO: SARAH DIONYSIUS

CUTE AND CUD­DLY: Charleville Bilby Ex­pe­ri­ence man­ager Alys Bax­ter.

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