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Koala Breeding On The Cards

With Koala breeding season upon us, we may be hearing the pitter-patter of tiny Koala claws very soon! For locals, the arrival of Spring in Cairns means greener grass, fuller waterfalls and rising heat. For wildlife keepers, Spring signals something far more prominent:  Koala breeding season. Local marsupial-lovers may be in for a treat, as […]

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Meet Jimmy The Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo

We are proud to introduce you Rainforestation’s newest resident; Jimmy the Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo! This gorgeous three year old male arrived from Treeroo Rescue and Conservation Centre in Malanda, which is a non-for-profit organisation that rescues and rehabilitates Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroos. As you can see by the adorable video below, Jimmy in settling into his […]

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10 Facts About Tasmanian Devils

For those who don’t dwell Down Under, the phrase “Tasmanian Devil” immediately brings about childhood images of Looney Toons. Although Taz the cartoon character may share some traits with the real life carnivorous marsupial, he neither looks nor acts particularly like a real Tasmanian Devil. As the world’s largest surviving carnivorous marsupial, Tasmanian Devils are […]

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National Threatened Species Day 2016

September 7th is National Threatened Species day. We’ll be acknowledging it in our parks by educating guests on the different threatened species that call our parks home, and encouraging our visitors to do what they can to help boost these numbers in the future. Neville the Tasmanian Devil is one such threatened species. Numbers of […]

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Dingo Puppies!

We are very excited to welcome to some new additions to our park this week … dingo puppies! Our little puppies have arrived from a sanctuary in New South Wales, an hour outside of Sydney, and are settling in beautifully already. Wildlife Keeper Aidan has been their surrogate dad, helping them to explore their new […]

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Agile Wallabies

We have plenty of agile wallabies up here at Rainforestation, so we thought we’d tell you a little more about them! Their scientific name is Macropus agilis, and they are also known as the sandy wallaby. They are often found in northern Australia and New Guinea. In fact, it’s the most common wallaby in Australia’s north! […]

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Swamp Wallabies

We have some very cute swamp wallabies here at Rainforestation Nature Park – just like this little guy in the photo! You can find them in the Koala & Wildlife Park, and they are pretty friendly – so make sure you get some food from the Ticket Office to handfeed them! They are most commonly known […]