Look below for all the latest news from Cooberrie Park!!!!
Monkey Encounters now Available! 21/04/13 Monkey Encounters are now available! You can personally interact with these cute little Monkeys. Encounters last around 15 minutes. Limited spaces available. Cost $50 per person. Email for more information and Bookings!
South American Exhibit Officially Opened 01/01/2013 We officially opened our brand new South American Section at Cooberrie Park on January 1st 2013! Come and visit Ricci, Ness and Bubbles our very cute and playful Common Marmoset Monkeys. Our two Green Iguana's are growing at a very rapid pace and two South American Boa Constrictor Snakes have just arrived and are on display. This section is part of Cooberrie Park's redevelopment which will see animals from around the world being exhibited on the Capricorn Coast. Check out this new South American Exhibit next time your at Cooberrie Park!
Summer Babies 01/12/12 Cooberrie Park has lots of Summer Babies at the moment. There are three new Kangaroo Joeys. A new Koala Joey called Loco. We also have lots of Peacock Chicks, Ducklings and Baby Chickens for everyone to see!
Work Experience 01/10/12 Six students from Yeppoon High School took part in a work placement at Cooberrie Park recently. They took part in the daily running of the Sanctuary along with taking part in daily animal shows. Another student who recently had a placement at Cooberrie Park was Clair Orford who is a 3rd year Veterinary Student at James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville.
Monkeys have arrived 20/7/12 Tiny South American Monkeys have arrived at Cooberrie Park and are now on display in a custom built tropical exhibit. These Monkeys are sisters and are named Lulu and Bubbles. This new species is part of Cooberrie Park's redevelopment which will see animals from around the world being exhibited on the Capricorn Coast. Check out this new exhibit next time your at Cooberrie Park!
Water Dragon Enclosure complete and officially opened10/5/12 Our brand new Australian Eastern Water Dragon Exhibit is completed. This new enclosure is massive, more than 7 meter's long and 6 meter's wide. The Water Dragon's that live at Cooberrie Park are now on display.
South America Phase 1 Officially opens 10/3/12 Our brand new South American Iguana's that arrived from Melbourne Zoo have had their new home officially opened. This new enclosure features plenty of areas for the Iguana's to soak up the tropical sun along with a large water pond for them to swim in. Check out this new Exhibit next time your at Cooberrie Park! The next phase of this brand new South American area at Cooberrie Park will include displaying one of the smallest Monkey species in the world called Marmosets. Construction will begin over the next month for this new exhibit. Hopefully these tiny Monkeys will arrive at the park over the next 6 months.
Baby Freshwater Crocodiles 25/2/12 We have some baby Freshwater Crocodiles which are now on display in our cafe.
Baby Bearded Dragon's 5/02/12 We had some tiny Dragon's hatch recently. They are currenty off display while they do some growing.
South American Green Iguana Exhibit now open 20/01/12 Our brand new South American Iguana's that arrived from Melbourne Zoo have moved into their massive new Enclosure. This new enclosure features plenty of areas for the Iguana's to soak up the tropical sun along with a large water pond for them to swim in. Check out this new Exhibit next time your at Cooberrie Park!
Water Dragon Exhibit Under Construction 10/01/12 Our brand new Australian Eastern Water Dragon Exhibit is under Construction. This new home will be massive. More than 7 meter's long and 6 meter's wide. The Water Dragon's that currently live at Cooberrie Park are off display and will move on display as soon as their new home is complete This new Enclosure is scheduled to be completed in a couple of weeks time.
Banjo the Koala moves to Cooberrie Park 22/12/11 Banjo the Koala moved to Cooberrie Park from Caversham Wildlife Park in Perth. Banjo has arrived to join the Koala breeding program.
Work Experience Week 20/10/11 Year 10 students from across the region have taken part in Work Experience programs at Cooberrie Park over the past two months.
September is 'Save the Koala' month 17/09/11 September is the official 'Save the Koala' month, visit www.savethekoala.com to support this event.
Iguana Enclosure under construction 04/09/11 Our brand new South American Iguana's that arrived from Melbourne Zoo currently have their massive new Enclosure under construction. The aim is to have this new Enclosure open for the September school holidays.
Caravan and Camping Show 17/08/11 The Caravan and Camping Show filmed a section at Cooberrie Park. We will let you know when this will be aired. For more information visit their official website: www.31digital.com.au/caravanandcamping/
Zoro the Koala Moves into his brand new home03/08/11 Zoro has moved into his brand new home. A big Thank You to Eileen and Konstantin Wrona for Sponsoring his enclosure. Without this Sponsorship Zoro would not have a new home. Each of the new Koala enclosures are more than 3 times the size of their original homes. This new facility was made possible by our Koala Enclosure Sponsors. Eileen and Konstantin Wrona, PMR Custom Car Sound, Karen Tonkin, Capricorn Tourism and Sureline Security. So far five enclosures have been Sponsored with only five left needing sponsorship. $1500 is what it costs to permanently Sponsor a Koala Enclosure. Check out the 'Sponsorship' link for more information.
Crocodile Billabong Under Construction 15/07/11 Our new Crocodile Billabong is now under construction. Rocks and Boulders have been added and the Billabong has been dug out. This new enclosure will be for our Saltwater Crocodile. The cost of this enclosure will be $5000 in materials, so we are currently saving up and looking for a sponsor, to provide our Crocodiles with the best home.
Red Fox Enrichment 15/05/11 Our European Red Foxes are enjoying their new log pile. Britt likes to sleep on top of it and Princess Sly likes to sleep amongst the Pile. Enrichment activities are given to all the animals at Cooberrie Park on a regular basis which keeps them happy and healthy.
All Enclosures landscaped28/04/11 All of the enclosures have been landscaped with large plants. All the plants and trees were grown on site and are not toxic to any of the animals. The next job is to landscape the rest of the park with Kangaroo and Deer Proof Plants.
Brand New Animal Signs Donated 10/04/11 We have brand new Animal Signs all over the park thanks to the generosity of PMR Custom Car Sound of Bundaberg. These new signs are fantastic and will last for years to come. Please support the Businesses that support us visit: www.pmrccs.com.au
Toasted Tv films at Cooberrie Park 28/03/11 Toasted Tv visited Cooberrie Park recently to film some of their segments with our awesome animals. Kell and Seamus, who are the hosts of the Channel 10 show, got to hold all sorts of animals including Koala's, Crocodile's, Dragons, Snakes and they even played with Diddy Boy who is the oldest Dingo living at Cooberrie Park. Cooberrie Park will be featured on Toasted Tv on Thursday 21st of April from 7am Channel 10. Don't miss their animal antics at Cooberrie Park.
New BBQ Area 21/03/11 We have a brand new seating and BBQ Area which was made possible with donated materials from Mitre 10 Yeppoon. This new area is right next to our swimming pool which is available to all guests. So next time your planning to visit us bring your swimmers and lunch and head to our new eating area.
Cassowary Chicks now on Display 29/02/11 The two Cassowary Chicks that hatched at Cooberrie Park are now on public display. They are still too young to live outside full time so they come inside each night. It will be a few more months until they are able to spend all their time in their enclosure.
Official Koala Opening 16/12/10 We have officially opened our new world class Koala Facility. Cr Bill Ludwig opened the new facility which houses 10 Koalas. Each enclosure is more than 3 times the size of the original houses. Come down over the School Holidays to check out the Koalas New home. This new facility was made possible by our Koala Enclosure Sponsors. Eileen and Konstantin Wrona, PMR Custom Car Sound, Karen Tonkin, Capricorn Tourism and Sureline Security. So far five enclosures have been Sponsored with only five left needing sponsorship. $1500 is what it costs to permanently Sponsor a Koala Enclosure. Check out the 'Sponsorship' link for more information.
Cleo moves into her new home 11/11/10 Cleo the Koala has moved into her brand new home. Like all the other Koalas that have received new homes at Cooberrie Park, Cleo's home is more than three times the size of her original home. 6 enclosures have now been constructed with 4 more to build. Construction has started on Capri's new home which should be completed over the next few weeks. Capri's enclosure is being constructed thanks to a $1500 donation from PMR Custom Car Sound of Bundaberg and Hervery Bay. Visit their website www.pmrccs.com.au
Mulli Grub moves into her new home 21/10/10 Mulli Grub the Koala moved into her brand new home thanks to the sponsorship of her new enclosure by Sureline Security from the Gold Coast. Having this Sponsorship allowed us to construct a very modern enclosure which is more than three times the size of her original enclosure. Mulli Grub now has access to the outdoors and loves to sunbathe. Coco who is Mulli Grub's daughter is currently sharing this home with Cleo, once she gets bigger she too will have an enclosure constructed for her. We now have 5 new Koala Enclosures constructed with 5 more to build.
Cassowary Chicks Hatch 07/10/10 Two Cassowary Chicks Hatched and are now growing at a very quick rate. They are off display however if you take part in a 'Behind the Scenes Tour' you are able to see these chicks run around and eat. Also part of the tour lets you see differant animals the general public are unable to see. The cost of a 'Behind the Scenes Tour' is $15 per person. For more information check out our 'Encounters' link on the side of this page! These two Chicks add to the other four Cassowary Chicks that have hatched at Cooberrie Park over the past 4 years. Two Cassowary chicks now live at Halls Gap Zoo in Victoria, one moved to Alma Park Zoo in Brisbane and another one moved to Caversham Wildlife Park in Perth. Having these two new chicks takes the total to six Cassowary Chicks succesfully Born and raised at Cooberrie Park.
Teddy the Koala moves into his new home 27/09/10 All of our Koalas are getting brand new homes thanks to the generosity of their sponsors. Teddy's home is now complete and he has now moved in. Teddy's enclosure was funded by donations from Karen Tonkin of Yeppoon. Construction has now Started on Mulli Grub's and Coco's new home, this enclosure is made possible from Donations made by Sureline Security of the Gold Coast. Construction should take a couple of weeks. The Next Enclosure which is marked out is for Cleo who's enclosure is being funded by PMR Custom Car Sound. Without these Sponsors we wouldnt be able to construct these enclosures at the current pace. So a big thank you to all of the Koala sponsors for making their home a world class facility. So far we have 4 new Koala homes with 6 more to build.
PMR Custom Car Sound Sponsor Koala Enclosure 25/09/10 PMR Customs Car Sound of Bundaberg has donated $1500 towards the construction of our new Koala Enclosures. Having this donation, and the donations below, allows the Construction of our modern and spacious enclosures to go ahead. Each new Enclosure is around three times the size of the old enclosures and allows each Koala to be able to be indoors or outdoors. Please support our Sponsors: www.pmrccs.com.au
Koala House under construction 20/09/10 Karen Tonkin of Yeppoon donated $1900 and Sureline Security from the Gold Coast has donated $1500 towards the construction of our New Koala Enclosures. Having these donations means we are able to move forward with our Koala House Reconstruction. Our fourth Enclosure is almost complete and two more Koala Enclosures have been marked out. The materials have arrived and construction will begin very shortly. All up we are constructing 10 new Koala Facilities. If you want to help us construct these facilities you can sponsor an enclosure or sponsor an animal.
Iguana's now on Display 15/09/10 Two South American Green Iguana's are now on display in our cafe. This is only a temporary enclosure until they get large enough to move into our custom built outdoor Iguana Enclosure.
Emu Chicks Hatch
03/09/10 Two Emu Chicks hatched after being incubated by their Dad and are now walking around in the Emu enclosure. They are very hard to spot as their feather pattern is designed to camouflage with the surrounding scrub.
Marine Tank now on display 15/08/10 A marine tank is now on display in our cafe. The tank houses Mandarin Fish, Clown Fish, Blue Tang, Hermit Crabs, Coral, Anemones, Sea Urchins and Starfish.
Green Iguana's move to Cooberrie Park 29/07/10 Two Baby Green Iguana's have moved to Cooberrie Park from Melbourne Zoo. Green Iguana's are found naturally in South America, they can grow up to 6 feet long and only eat leaves, fruit and Vegetables. These Iguana's are currently off display undergoing quarentine. As soon as this process has been completed they will be moved on display.
Frilled Neck Lizards move to Cooberrie Park 29/07/10 Two Baby Northern Territory Frilled Neck Lizards have moved to Cooberrie Park from Melbourne Zoo. They are currently only the size of your finger so they have a lot of growing to do before they are able to go on display. They are currently being housed off display until they reach a more suitable display size.
Koala House Construction update 21/07/10 Construction has started on our Fourth brand new Koala Enclosure. All up we are constructing 10 new Koala Facilities. If you want to help us construct these facilities you can Sponsor an enclosure or sponsor one of our animals.
New Crocodile Enclosure 15/07/10 Our new Crocodile facility has been marked out. The aim is to have this new facility completed during the Christmas school holidays. This new enclosure will be for our Saltwater Crocodiles and will be designed to look like a natural billabong.
White Peacocks in full Display 01/07/10 Our White Peacocks are displaying their tail feathers which is a very impressive sight to see.
Two new Baby Kangaroos 14/06/10 There are two baby Kangaroos which have just began to put their heads out of their mothers pouch. These baby Kangaroos will spend up to the next 6 months living in and out of their pouch.
Lots of Baby Reptiles 07/06/10 There are lots of Baby Reptiles at Cooberrie Park at the moment including Ridge Tailed Monitors, Central Netted Dragons, Central and Eastern Bearded Dragons, Spotted Pythons and Coastal Carpet Pythons. Most of these are off display until they get larger.
Guinea pigs move to new Enclosure 28/05/10 The Guinea pigs that live at Cooberrie Park have moved to their new enclosure which is located behind our cafe. The new enclosure allows children and adults to enter the enclosure and pat and hold them. These are very friendly guinea pigs and love playing in their tunnels.
14 Kilo Carpet Python moves to Cooberrie Park 15/05/10 Sheila the Carpet Python moved to Cooberrie Park and can now be seen living in the Cafe. She comes out everyday at the 1pm interactive animal show where everyone gets to hold her and have photos with her. Sheila weighs 14.5 kilos and is the biggest snake that we use for our shows.
Risky Moves into his new home 19/04/10 Risky the orphaned Koala, moved into his brand home thanx to the generous donation made by Karen Tonkin and her fiance Cougar. Read Below for more information.
Engagement at Cooberrie Park26/01/10 Karen Tonkin of Emerald, Queensland, got a big surprise on Australia Day at Cooberrie Park. Karen was holding Capri the Koala and didn't notice that Capri had an engagement ring around her neck. Congratulations to Karen who has been sponsoring Risky the Koala for more than a year and is now also the sponsor of Zoro the Koala. As all of the Koalas at Cooberrie Park desperatley need new Koala Facilities, Karen and her fiance Cougar donated $1500 to build Risky's new home. It costs $1500 in materials to build each Koala enclosure and Cooberrie Park provides the labour. By donating $1500 not only do you become a Diamond Sponsor but you also get to add signage onto your Koala enclosure! If you would like to give one of our Koalas a new home you can either donate money towards the construction or you can buy a Koala Plaque for $250 or a Koala Tile for $100. For more information visit the Sponsorship link on the side of this page. So far we have constructed two Koala Enclosures and we are needing to construct 8 more during 2010
Cassowary Chick moves to Western Australia10/12/09 Zigi the Cassowary chick, who was born at Cooberrie Park in October, has moved to Caversham Wildlife Park in Perth, Western Australia. This is the 4th Cassowary Chick since 2007 to be born at Cooberrie Park and be transferred to other Zoo's across Australia.
Naming competition winners07/11/09 The animal naming competition was drawn on the 7th of November. The winning Cassowary name is Zigi - entered by Rachel Owen of Yeppoon. The winning Koala name is Zoro - entered by Mitchell Rose of Rockhampton.
New Fox Baby on Display01/11/09 Princess Sly who is our new European Red Fox can now be seen on display with Britt our other Red Fox. Britt and Sly get along great and can be seen next time your at Cooberrie Park
New Cassowary Chick09/10/09 Punch and Judy, our resident Cassowary pair, have produced a healthy baby. We are currently looking for a name for the baby so you can enter our 'Name the Baby' competition. The baby is currently being handraised. This Cassowary Chick makes it the 4th Chick to hatch at Cooberrie Park over the last 3 years. 2 of our Cassowary Chicks now live at Halls Gap Zoo in Victoria, 1 lives at Alma Park Zoo in Brisbane and our latest Chick will be moving to Western Australia over the coming months.
New Fox Baby01/10/09 We now have a baby Fox which is currently being hand raised. She is around 6 weeks old and her name is Princess Sly. When she gets older, and bigger, she will move into our new Fox enclosure and will become friends with Britt our resident Fox who has lived at Cooberrie Park since December 2008.
Koala Baby needs a Name19/09/09 We have a new baby Koala that needs a name. He is 8 months old and ready for an official name. If you think you have a good name, enter your details on the 'Name the Baby' link on the side of this page. The winning name receives a family pass to the park valued at $65. Entries close on October 31st.
Emu Chicks02/09/09 Our resident Emu's have produced 5 healthy chicks, they hatched at the beginning of September and can be viewed at our Emu Enclosure.
New Fox Enclosure 26/08/09 Britt, our rescued European Red Fox, has moved into her brand new enclousre. Her new home allows her to access an indoor and outdoor enclosure which she can access 24 hours a day. Her new enclosure has been heavily planted which allows her to hide and play in the foliage as she would naturally do in the wild.
New Koala Facility 25/08/09 Wally, who is our oldest Koala, moved into his brand new home which is double the size compared to his old home. He now has access to both indoor and outdoor living, he has his own patio and his own landscaped native garden to enjoy. All of the other Koalas at Cooberrie Park will also enjoy brand new enclosures during 2010.
Scrub Python on Display21/08/09 Our new Scrub Python, also known as the 'Amythestine Python' is now on display in our extensive Reptile collection located in our Cafe.
New Possums on display04/07/09 Two Possums are now on display at Cooberrie Park. One of the Possums is totally blind and the other one has bad eyesight, that is why they can't be released back to the wild. They are both girls and their names are Custard and Polar. You can visit them next time your at Cooberrie Park!
Guinea Pigs and Modena Pigeons arrive01/07/09 We have had five Guinea Pigs and six Modena Pigeons donated to us. Modena Pigeons originally came from Italy and now live in our free flight aviary in which we have our daily interactive animal shows. The five Guinea Pigs can be patted and held and are very friendly.
Dingo Encounters19/06/09 Dingo Encounters are now available at Cooberrie Park. Get up close and personal with our friendly Dingoes and learn all about these amazing animals. Check out the 'Encounters' Page for more information.
Cooberrie Park's first Scrub Python arrives12/05/09 A Scrub Python, also known as the 'Amythystine Python' has arrived at Cooberrie Park and is currently in quarantine. Scrub Pythons average 5 metres in length but have grown to an amazing size of 8 metres and weigh up to 250kilos, they are also Australias largest snake - the third largest snake in the world and the worlds largest arboreal (tree dwelling and climbing) snake in the world. This one is only 1 year old and is already 7 feet long. It has a long way to go before it reaches adult size, however it has an amazing appetite so it may grow quicker than we think.
Freshwater Crocodile Baby arrives06/05/09 A baby Freshwater Crocodile has arrived and now lives in a brand new reptile enclosure attached to our Snake House. We don't know if it is a boy or a girl but we have called it Snappy, which we think is a fitting name. You can pat Snappy at the daily 1pm show, or you can hold it for an additional fee. Check out our 'Encounters' page for more information.
Shinglebacks Arrive28/04/09 We have had two new Shingleback Skinks arrive. They are now living with Fatso the Centralian BlueTongue and Barnacle Bob our resident Shingleback after being quarantined. They have been moved into their brand new home which now allows the skins to have access to a fully indoor enclosure along with access to a totally secure outside area. The area they now share is more then 4 meters long and 2 meters wide. For Skink species that don't move much and when they do move, they go at a very slow pace - hence the nickname 'Sleepy Lizard, this home is massive for them. We are now on the lookout for suitable Centralian Blue Tongues to even out the species numbers.
Blind Koala Moves to Cooberrie24/04/09 Brady the Koala, who is blind due to a genetic condition, has moved to Cooberrie Park from the Sunshine Coast. Brady was found wandering the streets of the Gold Coast as a baby before being sent to the Australian Wildlife Hospital for treatment. He now lives permanently at Cooberrie Park in a brand new modern, spacious and Blind friendly home. You can sponsor Brady or you can buy a tile which can have a photo or logo or words on it which will be placed on Brady's home. All money raised will go towards Brady's ongoing medical costs and to help pay for his new facility. Tiles cost $100 each and sponsorship starts at $30 a month or a one off payment for $50. Visit the VIP Sponsors link to see who's sponsored the animals at Cooberrie Park.
New Parrot Interactions01/04/09 As of April 2009, all visitors to Cooberrie Park will be able to have interactions with these playful birds as part of our interactive animal show every day at 1pm. You get to meet Kirra our Lorikeet, Moana our Ringneck and Tilly our Cockatiel.
Berrie the Cassowary moves to Brisbane11/03/09 Berrie our Cassowary which was born in November 2007, has now been transferred to Brisbane's Alma Park Zoo. Next time your down in Brisbane visit Berrie in his new home at Alma Park Zoo.
Brand New Skink Species Centralian Blue Tongue 21/03/09 We now have a brand new Skink Species on display in our Reptile House. Fatso the Centralian Blue Tongue Skink is now sharing its home with Bob our Shingleback Skink. They are part of our reptile expansion plans with more reptiles and enclosures planned and are currently on their way.
Reptile Babies on Display19/02/09 We now have baby Blue Tongue Skinks and Baby Kreft River Turtles on display, they live in our cafe.
Construction Underway12/02/09 Construction is now underway on two of Cooberrie Park's latest projects. An animal nursery is under construction along with many new reptile exhibits attached to our Snake house.
New Skink Species21/01/09 We have got a new Skink Species on Display. 7 Pink Tongued Skinks can now be found living in our new Reptile habitat in our cafe area. Pink Tongued Skinks have a Pink Tongue, as these ones are babies their tongue is more of a dark blue colour but will turn pink as they get older.
Reptile Babies26/12/08 We have had lots of baby reptiles hatch and born over Christmas. Two Central Netted Dragons hatched in our incubator along with 15 Short Neck Turtles. We also got a surprise when one of our Blue Tongue Skinks started to pop babies out. Blue Tongues don't lay eggs they give birth to live young; she produced 10 perfect babies. These babies are not on display. Once they start eating and growing they will come out.
New Red Tailed Black Cockatoo24/12/08 A Red Tailed Black Cockatoo has been added to our large Parrot collection. She is 12 months old and arrived from South Australia. She is now on display in a very large refurbished enclosure. We are waiting for a suitable mate which will be arriving soon.
New Monitor on Display 08/12/08 To add to our extensive Reptile Collection, we now have 4 Ridge Tailed Monitors on Display in our brand new reptile exhibit in our cafe area. Ridge Tailed Monitors are also known as 'Accies'
Cassowary Chicks move to Victoria17/12/08 Our two latest Cassowary Chicks born in October have now moved down to Halls Gap Zoo in Victoria. They were transferred as part of an educational program so visitors to Halls Gap Zoo will get the opportunity to get up close to Queenslands most incredible bird species and educate the Victorians about the plight of one of Australia's most endangered bird.
New European Red Fox 05/12/08 We have now got a Red Fox on Display. She was rescued 10 minutes from the park and as the European Red Fox was introduced to Australia we get to keep her. She is very friendly and is currently housed in a temporary enclosure. We have named her Britt after her country of origin Britain.
Central Bearded Dragons now on Display 04/12/08 4 Central Bearded Dragons are now on display in one of our brand new reptile exhibits in our cafe area.
New Jungle Python 03/12/08 A Black and Gold Jungle Python is now on display in one of our brand new reptile exhibits housed in our Cafe area.
New Shingleback Skink 01/12/08 We have now got a brand new animal on Display we have a Shingleback Skink on display in our Hissing, Hopping, Shack. His name is Barnacle Bob as the scales around his face look like Barnacles.
Cassowary Chicks get their names 16/11/08 Our resident breeding pair of Cassowarys have produced two healthy chicks and both have now got names. PMR Custom Car Sound have Sponsored the Critically Endangered Chicks and they got the honour of naming them. The Cassowary Chick with Black Dots on its head is now called Hammy and the other one is called Frannie. Please support our Sponsors, visit their website www.pmrccs.com.au - They Specialise in Car Audio, Jet Ski's, Limousine hire, Water Sports and Roof Top Tents.
New Cassowary Chick 05/10/08 Our Cassowary pair have produced a baby. Hatching today it has been taken away for handraising. The male is still sitting on 5 eggs so you never know we may have more babies. The Cassowary is critically endangered with less than 1500 left in the wild. They are found in North Queensland!
Koala Joey gets her name 05/10/08 After days of deciding on the name for our new Koala Joey we have decided on two names, As we have just found out that our other female Koala Mulli Grub has also got a girl who is two months younger. Cleo's Joey will Be called CaPri. Capital C and Capital P for Cooberrie Park and cap for Capricorn Coast - L.Prouse of Yeppoon came up with the name Mulli Grub's Joey will be called Coco - Gabby of Yeppoon and Ellie of Rockhampton came up with the name.
New Koala Joey 13/07/08 Cleo our 4 year old Koala has a new Koala Baby, you have the opportunity to give her a name. The name will be chosen on the 31st of September as part of the 'Save the Koala' Month. Visit www.savethekoala.com for more information about save the Koala month or enter the naming competition by clicking on the 'Name the Baby' link on our Home Page.
Cockatoo Land24/05/08 Construction has now finished on our brand new 'Cockatoo Land' proudly sponsored by 'Rio Tinto Coal Australia's Blair Athol Mine, Clermont' Cockatoo Land houses our rescued Sulphur Crested Cockatoo's. Their new home is modern and spacious, 12 metres Long, 4 metres wide and more than 2 metres high.
New Enclosure06/04/08 Our new Cunningham Skinks that arrived in March have now moved into their custom built outside enclosure. The enclosure has got lots of logs and boulders to hide in and sunbathe on top of. It has also been planted with native plants. At the moment only the three adults have moved in, the babies will be moving in May when they have grown a bit bigger.
Insect Arrivals 22/03/08 We have had some very interesting arrivals. 2 Giant Litter Bugs and 4 Spiny Leaf Stick Insects are now on display. The Giant Litter Bugs are in fact the worlds heaviest Cockroach, They don't bite, can't fly and are completely disease free. The Spiny Leaf Stick Insects resembles the leaves of a tree and are very good at camouflaging.
New Skinks02/03/08 7 Cunningham Skinks have arrived at the park and are now on display in our cafe. We have 3 Adults and 4 babies. Over the next couple of weeks, a specially designed outdoor enclosure will be constructed for them.
New Squirrel Glider25/02/08 A new Squirrel Glider has joined the Glider family at the park. She was sent up from Brisbane and is now housed in our massive outdoor Glider Enclosure.
Python Hatchlings16/02/08 Some of our Python eggs have hatched over the last week. We now have lots of Carpet Python Hatchlings and Spotted Python Hatchlings.
Lollipop the Suger Glider02/02/08 Our Suger Glider pair have produced a Joey which is now old enough to be part of our Daily Interactive Animal Show. You can see and pat Lollipop next time you visit Cooberrie Park. The biggest threat to Suger Gliders is households cats. Make sure your cat is locked away at night so Suger Gliders can keep safe.
Another New Dingo Enclosure18/01/08 Jeda our black, tan and white Dingo received her new enclosure. Jeda was really excited about her new home and settled in straight away.
Chick Receives Name07/01/08 Our Cassowary received its name thru our 'Name the Baby' competition. The winning name is Berrie which was named by B.Doherty of Wandal. Berrie is now on display in a temporary enclosure until funds can be raised to build a purpose built facility.
Koala Party Winner04/01/08 Congratulations to Shiara Staines, 8, who won our colouring in competition thru the Mirror Newspaper. She has won a Cooberrie Koala Party valued at $200. For more information visit our Parties link.
New Animals26/12/07 We received animals from Blair Athol Mine in Clermont. They could no longer look after them so we helped to take them off their hands. They are under quarantine and once that has finished they will be integrated with the rest of our animals. We received 4 Eastern Grey Kangaroos, 2 Peacocks, 1 Cockatoo and 1 Rainbow Lorikeet.
New Pythons24/12/07 We have received two new types of Pythons. Two Coastal Carpet Pythons and Two Diamond Pythons. This takes our Reptile collection to 20 species.
New Freshwater Crocodile 09/12/07 Another Freshwater Crocodile has joined the Cooberrie family taking our Freshwater Crocodile total to 2. He is sharing his enclosure with the our other 'Freshie' who came to us in October. You can see the Crocodile in our 'Snapping Alley'
New Dingo Enclosure 19/11/07 Two of our Dingoes received their brand new home today. Their new home is very spacious with lots of areas to run around, play and hide.
Cassowary Chick Hatched 07/11/07 Our first ever Cassowary chick hatched. Being an incredibly Endangered species with less than 1500 in the wild and around 80 in captivity throughout the world this is a great achievement. The egg was incubated and hatched with the dad. The chick has now been taken away for hand rearing.
New Lace Monitor Enclosure02/11/07 Our Lace monitors have moved into their brand new enclosure. They are only yearlings but are already three feet in length. When fully grown they can reach up to two meters in length. This massive octagon enclosure is 8 metres long by 8 metres wide and boasts two solid glass panels.
New Crocodile 24/10/07 A new Freshwater crocodile has arrived and is now on display in 'Snapping Alley'
New Frogs 17/10/07 Two Green Tree Frogs donated by Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary have joined our current residents in the 'Hissing, Hopping Shack' This takes our number of Green Tree Frogs to 6.
New Parrots 15/10/07 Some new parrots have arrived to pair up with our previously unpaired birds. A male Crimson Wing Parrot and a male King Parrot were introduced to their new enclosures and both of them started grooming the females instantly. So this really was a great match.
Eclectus Parrot 05/10/07 Our new Female Eclectus parrot arrived to pair up with our unpaired male. We also have had our first Eclectus baby for the year. A big bright green male popped out and can be seen playing on his swing in the enclosure he shares with his parents.
Lace Monitors arrive 12/09/07 Two Lace Monitors arrived today and are being held in a temporary enclosure inside the 'Hissing, Hopping Shack' until their Lace Monitor pit is completed.
New Wombat09/09/07 Donald a 3 year old Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat arrived today from Melbourne. Donald was hand reared after his mum was hit by a car.
Koala Nursery Opens25/08/07 Our new 'Koala Nursery' is opening in conjunction with 'Save the Koala' month in September. Check out our two cute Koala Joeys - Risky & Franky. For information on 'Save the Koala' month visit - www.savethekoala.com
Rufous Bettong Move27/07/07 Our five Rufous Bettongs have moved into their new home. It is only a temporary move until funds can be raised to build a new purpose built facility.
New Exhibit25/07/07 Five Central Netted Dragons have moved into the 'Hissing, Hopping, Shack.' Their enclosure has been renovated to their exact specifications. Only one cage is left to be renovated before this 'Shack' is complete.
Green Tree Frogs13/07/07 Four Green Tree Frogs imported from Victoria have made the 'Hissing, Hopping Shack' their home. After their big trip North they have settled in eating Crickets and swimming in their little pond.
2nd Koala Baby Named10/07/07 Today our second Koala Joey Received his name. 'Franky' was chosen from our 'Name The Baby' online competition. More than 200 names were entered and M.Hohman got to name Cleo's first baby.
1st Koala Baby Named17/06/07 Today one of our Koala babies received their name. Vicky's son was named by his sponsor Eilis. Eilis had to wait to find out what the sex of the Joey was to give it an appropriate name. Risky was the chosen name. Our other Koala baby, which hasn't been sexed, is having its name chosen from entries into our 'name the baby' competition. The name will be chosen on the 25th of June.
New Wombat 29/05/07 Today our new Common Wombat arrived which was kindly donated by Kuranda Koala Gardens. Sandy is 9 years old and has spent the last hour exploring her new enclosure and getting used to her new surroundings. Sandy has been busy already, eating the natural grass that grows in her enclosure and has already made her bed in one of three specially designed Wombat hollows.
New Major Mitchell18/05/07 A male Major Mitchell Cockatoo which was surrendered to the RSPCA in Brisbane now calls Cooberrie Park home. For the past two months this Cockatoo has been cared for by a qualified wildlife carer in Brisbane. He arrived and has been introduced to what will potentially become his new mates, two female Major's.
Baby Koala13/05/07 Vicky, one of our adult female Koalas, has had a baby. This Joey emerged from Vicky's Pouch after spending six months hiding away. If your lucky enough you might just see this baby which is around 20cm long. Cleo and Mulli Grub, two more of our Koala's also have joeys in the pouch which will emerge in the next couple of months.
Baby Rufous Bettong07/05/07 One of our Rufous Bettongs Joey has emerged permanently from its mothers pouch. This little baby is staying close by its mothers side and getting to know its new open surroundings.
New Hopping Mouse Enclosure21/04/07 Our Spinifex Hopping Mice have now got a brand new home in the "Hissing, Hopping, Shack" which is also home to a variety of snakes and lizards. Their new home has been designed to recreate their natural environment of the arid desert.
McCracken's donate $1000 worth of Product03/04/07 McCracken's Water Services of Yeppoon, donated more than $1000 worth of equipment including pumps, water bowls and hoses. This donation was greatly appreciated and all the donated equipment has been put to good use.
New Crocs call Cooberrie home17/03/07 6 four foot Saltwater Crocodiles have arrived and now our "Snapping Alley" enclosure is complete. These awaited new guys are very cute and have a massive appetite. They are settling in well, getting use to their new surroundings, basking on the rocks and swimming around.
Turtles new home08/03/07 14 of our river Turtles have now moved to a new enclosure. This enclosure has a large swimming area, sand area and alot of basking rocks to soak in the sun. Short neck, Long Neck, Northern Snapping and Mary River Turtles all have the privilege to call this enclosure home.
New arrivals at Cooberrie Park01/03/07 Today 13 cute Spinifex Hopping Mice joined the Cooberrie Park family. They have settled in well and are enjoying their new surroundings. Looks like there will be some Hopping Mice babies soon as one of them is pregnant!!!!
"Hare Yoho" features Cooberrie Park27/02/07 Check out the Feature in the March 2007 edition of "Hare Yoho" Japanese Travel Magazine and look at our three page spread about Cooberrie Park.
MTV's WILDBOYZ film at Cooberrie Park 03/07/00 Steve O and Chris Pontius from the infamous Wildboyz program for MTV, spent the day filming at Cooberrie Park. Featured on the program is Muppet the Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat and Punch and Judy our endangered Cassowaries. Our animals are featured on the Australian editions for Season 1 & 2. Check it out!!!!!
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