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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 […]

10 Awesome Wombat Facts

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10 Awesome Wombat Facts The awesome wombat facts that will make you a mega-fan of this marsupial! What poops cubes, has ever-growing teeth and can almost run as fast as Usain Bolt? The Wombat!! Today we share 10 incredible Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) facts…   1.They Poop In Cubes One of the more unusual facts about wombats […]

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 […]

National Threatened Species Day 2016

national threatened species day

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 […]

Agile Wallabies

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! […]

Building an enclosure

building an enclosure

If you visited our Koala & Wildlife Park at any time over the last few months, you’ll notice we’ve been building an enclosure! If you looked closely, you might have seen what animal will be making its new home in there … Juliet the wombat! Building an enclosure can be a very in-depth and involved […]

What to expect in our Koala & Wildlife Park

Ready for a visit to our Koala & Wildlife Park but not sure what to expect? Here’s some tips! Wear comfortable shoes You’re going to be wandering around visiting all of the animals, so it’s good to wear comfy shoes. No one wants blisters! Some of the paths in the park are up/down slight hills, […]

Dingoes at Rainforestation

dingoes

Have you met Tan and Bindi, our two Australian dingoes? Make sure you stop by their enclosure next time you’re here! Tan (male) and Bindi (female) are found in our Koala & Wildlife Park. We thought we’d tell you some more about these beautiful creatures and their history in Australia. History Dingoes (canis lupus dingo) are […]

Rainforestation welcomes Juliet the Wombat

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Rainforestation Nature Park, located in Kuranda, has welcomed the latest arrival to their Koala & Wildlife Park – Juliet the Wombat. Juliet, a four year old female Southern Hairy-Nosed wombat, arrived recently from Melbourne Zoo to much excitement from staff and guests alike. Weighing 27 kilograms, she will initially reside in a temporary enclosure while […]