New Animal Encounters
Visitors to Kyabram Fauna Park have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and enjoy unique experiences with cassowary, dingoes and koalas with the launch of three new wildlife encounters.
Experience the small group encounters where you’ll enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour, educational talk from our qualified keepers and unique experience with some of our most popular residents.
Come face-to-face with the world’s most dangerous birds during our new Cassowary Encounter. You’ll be able to hand feed these modern-day dinosaurs a fruity feast and witness their power up close in this breathtaking encounter.
Join our gorgeous Alpine dingoes Dipa and Yula and their keepers on one of their daily walks through the Park in our new Dingo Encounter. You’ll never forget this fantastic experience to get up close to Australia’s apex predator and see the amazing bond they have with their keepers.
Meet Australia’s iconic koala in our new Koala Encounter, which includes opportunities to feed and pat this marvellous marsupial. You’ll get a tour of all our koala enclosures and see our cuddly koalas up close,” said Mr Gordon.
Each encounter runs for around 20 minutes and costs $30 per person. Bookings are essential and can be made at reception, by calling 5852 2883 or emailing email@example.com Fauna Park members receive 10% off these encounters.
“We’re working hard to make Kyabram Fauna Park Northern Victoria’s premier wildlife park and these new encounters give people a unique experience and the opportunity to learn more about some of Australia’s magnificent wildlife.
You can now see southern cassowaries in northern Victoria! Gorge and Adelaide were hand raised at On the Perch Bird Park in southern NSW and moved to Kyabram Fauna Park in March 2020.
Southern cassowaries are large, colourful, flightless birds that are native to Queensland’s tropical rainforests.
Can you believe these birds descended from dinosaurs?!
Cassowaries belong to one of the most ancient lineages of living birds. Southern cassowaries are ratites, an ancient group of flightless birds that also include the emu, ostrich, kiwis and rhea.
Cassowaries mainly feed on fruits that have fallen to the ground from trees as well as leaves, grasses, seeds and insects.
Spot-tailed and eastern quolls
In June 2020 we welcomed Myrcella and Shireen, two female eastern quolls, and an as yet unnamed male spot-tailed quoll to Kyabram Fauna Park. This trio were born and bred at Zoodoo Wildlife Park in Tasmania
Quolls are carnivorous marsupials with a pointed snout, a long tail and brown to black fur distinctively spotted with white. They are lively, attractive animals, with bright eyes, a moist pink nose and many sharp teeth.
The largest species, the spot-tailed quoll, eats birds, reptiles and mammals such as bandicoots, possums, echidnas and rabbits. The smaller quolls eat mainly insects, birds, frogs, lizards, snakes, small mammals and fruit. Quolls also eat carrion (dead animals).
There are four types of quolls found in Australia: the northern, spotted-tailed, eastern and western quolls.