New Reptile Pit
The Tiger Snakes have been moved to the new reptile pit and their neighbours are a Rosenberg Monitor and a Lace Monitor. Cunningham’s Skinks and Bearded Dragons are just a couple of the lizards that have gone into where the Tiger Snakes were.
Construction has started on a second Meerkat enclosure with the aim to have a new young group in by Christmas.
Speaking of Christmas, Gift Certificates are available from the zoo for Day Passes, Animal Encounters, Adoptions, etc.
Many thanks for the continued support of our sponsors Halls Gap Ice Cream Parlour, YHA Eco Hostel, Big Cat Print and Shelley Waldon.
Snakes, Lizards and Crocodiles
The Lizard Pit is completed with its new inhabitants settling in very well. If visitors spend a little time looking around and in the logs and rocks they will see Bearded Dragons, Cunningham Skinks and Shingleback Lizards. On the nearby slope is the Red-bellied Blake Snake in its enclosure. We have taken the two young alligators off display to show you our latest crocodilian; a two metre Freshwater Crocodile, but you can still get to see and hold one of the young alligators with an Alligator Encounter.
The other great excitement amongst our visitors at the moment is spotting the babies including ducklings and joeys. We are most excited at the successful hatching of Bush Stone-curlews chicks as these our one of our endangered species breeding programs.
We would like to thank local artist, Grant Thomas and wife Helen for their continued support. Grant has some of his spectacular apes on display in our art gallery and is sponsor for one group of the Cotton-top Tamarins.
This last month there has been a hive of activity. We have new enclosures being constructed that will appeal to the reptilians out there. There is one for our mid-sized lizards – Cunningham skinks, Bearded dragons, Blue-tongues etc, one for venomous snakes, one for Perenties and another two monitor pits to go in.
Perfect weather for the school holidays has seen lots of people enjoying time out at the zoo. Over the holidays there have been photo opportunities for visitors to be up close and personal with not only the meerkats but also the dingoes, alligators, snakes and chameleon.
We had our first wedding ceremony with Chantelle and Jonathan tying the knot and having lots of photos taken with a selection of animals.
Another special event during September was a visit by Giaan Rooney and some of the team from Channel 9’s “Postcards” show which should air in the next few weeks.
We would like to thank Pomonal Bobcat Services for their continued support and welcome onboard new sponsor BSK Adventures.
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