Everyone’s heard of the ‘Big Five’ in Africa but did you know that Featherdale Wildlife Park gives visitors the opportunity to see the ‘Little Aussie Five’!
Featherdale Wildlife Park is home to the largest collection of Australian native animals – over 2,200 from more than 260 different species – and gives you the chance to get up close and personal with everyone’s Aussie favourite furry friends.
The little Aussie five – koalas, wombats, echidna, quolls and quokkas – as well as other Aussie favourites like kangaroos, emus, dingoes, Tasmanian devils and a slithery sampling of snakes, are just some of the delights that Featherdale offers.
There are many opportunities to interact with these feathery, furry and scaly creatures. For just $2 a cone, visitors can hand feed the kangaroos and koalas, between 9.00 and 10.00am at the ‘Rapt in Reptiles’ session, you can hold a python or lizard … and listen to the keepers talk about the animals as they go through the daily feeding sessions with the echidnas, Ngukurr the crocodile, fairy penguins, pelicans, flying foxes and dingoes.
Featherdale Park has the largest captive colony of koalas in NSW. Among them is Archer the koala who just celebrated his second birthday. Hand reared by the head keeper, Archer has been voted the cutest animal in Australia!
Koala encounters include the opportunity to pat and have photos taken next to these furry favourites free of charge – the only wildlife Park in Sydney to offer this amazing experience!
Visitors can learn about how the keepers are developing breeding programs for species whose numbers have drastically declined such as the yellow footed rock wallabies, quolls and Tasmanian devils.
And there are load of cute babies to see, including six koala joeys, a baby quokka, baby wombats, and curlew, barking owl and fairy penguin chicks.
Featherdale also has wonderful facilities for feeding your hungry family, including a café and shady picnic areas with BBQ facilities.
Visit featherdale.com.au or call 02 9622 1644 for further information.