Wildlife brought to you

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page - BY EMMA PRIOR

Zool­o­gist Chris Hum­frey is again bring­ing his an­i­mal fam­ily to the Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Agri­cul­tural Show on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 6 for fam­i­lies to ex­pe­ri­ence the an­i­mals first-hand as part of the Wild Ac­tion Zoo.

Ev­ery­one can en­joy the op­por­tu­nity to get up close and per­sonal with an­i­mals in­clud­ing a koala, laugh­ing kook­aburra, joey kan­ga­roo, echidna, fruit bats, dingo, be­he­moth python snake, kiss­able frogs, adorable pos­sums, salt wa­ter croc­o­diles and eye -lick­ing leaf-tailed geck­oes plus many more.

The fam­ily-friendly live show will fea­ture through­out the day, al­low­ing the au­di­ence to in­ter­act with the na­tive wildlife as the ‘Zoo Comes To You’.

Zool­o­gist Chris and his ded­i­cated team of trained zo­ol­o­gists and teach­ers en­sure kids of all ages have a fun, ed­u­ca­tional and un­beat­able in­ter­ac­tive wildlife ex­pe­ri­ence.

Chris’s company Wild Ac­tion is a multi-award win­ning mo­bile ed­u­ca­tion company.

Wild Ac­tion teaches more than 250,000 school chil­dren a year about Aus­tralia’s amaz­ing bio­di­ver­sity.

His pas­sion for kids and en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion has led him to open his own pri­vate zoo for ‘hands-on’ zoo- keeper train­ing days for kids.

Chris ap­pears reg­u­larly in the Her­ald Sun, on Mel­bourne ra­dio and on TV ap­pear­ing on ABC’s Stu­dio Three and Chan­nel Nine TV show Kids WB show­cas­ing and teach­ing kids about some of Aus­tralia’s wildest an­i­mals.

Chris’ quirky hands-on ed­u­ca­tional for­mat has proved very suc­cess­ful and for the past 21 years the pro­gram has been the lead­ing in­cur­sion sup­plier of en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion lessons in Vic­to­ria.

What makes this show unique is that Chris has a pas­sion for trav­el­ling to wild and re­mote places as that’s where he finds the most an­i­mals and has time to wit­ness and learn more him­self about each of the crea­tures.

A dis­tinc­tive fea­ture of his zoo com­pared to or­di­nary zoos is that the Wild Ac­tion Zoo proudly breeds many rare and en­dan­gered species.

What is even more unique is that Chris’ zoo houses many an­i­mals that are na­tive to Aus­tralia. His col­lec­tion con­sists of more than 2000 na­tive Aus­tralian an­i­mals in­clud­ing Lit­tle Pen­guin, Koalas, Quolls, Snakes, Wedge-Tailed Ea­gles, Cas­sowaries, and even Blue-Ringed Oc­to­pus.

Make sure you don’t miss out on see­ing Chris Hum­frey and his Zoo Come To You at the ClubMul­wala Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Agri­cul­tural Show on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 6.

Zool­o­gist Chris Hum­frey with his lit­tle helper and one of his many ‘Zoo Comes to You’ an­i­mals

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