Kids get up close with wildlife

CUDDLES the black-headed python was out and about at Palm Beach Parklands yesterday teaching kids all about native wildlife.

The Wildcall mobile wildlife service headed down to Currumbin Creek as part of the Gold Coast City Council school holiday program with a collection of Australian wildlife.

Kids brave enough to face the rain and wind enjoyed the company of squirrel gliders, ring-tail possums, blue-tongue lizards, and Puff the bearded dragon.

Wildcall operator Nikki Davis said kids were naturally curious and eager to learn about the native animals.

"We teach the kids about problems with cats and dogs and how to take positive action in the conservation of wildlife," Ms Davis said.

"During a visit the children are able to meet, learn and interact with native animals.

"We bring the zoo or sanctuary to them."

Wildcall are available for childcare centres and private birthday parties travelling between Brisbane and Tweed.

Visit www.wildcall.com.au to learn more about the service.

Head to www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au for the Gold Coast City Council school holiday itinerary.

 

Pictured: Alex Farago with a bearded dragon. Photo: John Gass.



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