Category Archives: Our Wildlife

The Freshwater Crocodile: Fun Facts

Freshwater Crocodile Facts

Here in Tropical North Queensland, we are pretty well-known for our Estaurine Crocodiles. But what about it’s smaller, shyer and (let’s admit it) cuter relative, the Freshwater Crocodile? Today we share our favourite fun and interesting facts about this incredible reptile. Freshwater Crocodile: Fast Facts Scientific Name: Crocodylus johnsoni Size: Up to 3 metres and […]

Monte Carlo The Baby Koala

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Ladies and gentlemen, get your heart eyes at the ready as we introduce you to our newest resident; Monte Carlo the baby koala! He’s so cute, he’s so fluffy… **Insert inaudible oos, awws and mushy baby coos** Little Monte Carlo may only be eight months old, but he’s already proving himself to be stealing the […]

Rescue Koalas: Meet Rainforestation’s Newest Residents!

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Rainforestation has just welcomed two new rescue koalas! The fluffy new residents were both born wild, but unfortunately cannot return to the wild due to long-term sustained injuries. Luckily, at Rainforestation we are koala-ifed to welcome these cuties with open arms! Both of these female koalas arrived from Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital and are settling […]

Meet Katie The Ear Wiggling Koala

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Meet Rainforestations newest resident, Katie the Koala! This sweet girl is winning hearts already with her adorable fluffy demeanour, but she has a little party trick too: she wiggles her ears! Watch Katie giving her best Dumbo impersonation in the video below: About Katie The Koala Katie is seven years old and arrived at Rainforestation […]

Koala Breeding On The Cards

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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 […]

Meet Jimmy The Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo

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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 […]

10 Facts About Tasmanian Devils

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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 […]

Kiah the Koala’s mating call

Kiah the Koala

What are normally sleepy creatures during the day, our koalas were energetic as soon as cameras were pulled out! In the video beloew, you can hear Kiah the koala making a unique vocal sound. This sound is very distinctive and used as the koala’s mating call, or communicating to other koalas. Especially to those who […]

National Threatened Species Day 2016

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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 […]