Myall Coast News, the local paper, is giving away not one, but two family passes to Taronga’s Western Plains Zoo,
There are plenty of new faces to see at Taronga Zoo these Easter holidays, including the Zoo’s first ever Bilby joeys, a cheeky Squirrel Monkey baby and an Eastern Bongo Calf.
Taronga announced the birth of two Bilby joeys in December.
The female joeys, named ‘Tanami’ and ‘Tirari’, continue to grow in confidence and can often be spotted exploring and burrowing in their exhibit alongside mother, Yajala.
Taronga Bilby Keeper, Paul Davies said Easter was a great time to learn more about these shy nocturnal marsupials and focus attention on native wildlife instead of their introduced competitor, the rabbit.
“Although Bilbies share some physical characteristics with rabbits, they have suffered a catastrophic decline over the past 200 years due to introduced predators such as feral foxes and cats, competition with rabbits and habitat degradation,” said Paul.
Taronga Zoo is open every day of the Easter school holidays. For more information visit www.taronga.org.au
To win one of two family passes either:
1) Go online to Myall Coast News Facebook, Like Us and Share or Tag the story – you will see the story online.
2) OR If you are not on Facebook, write to us, tell us what you like about Easter in 25 or less words. Mail to 50 Windward Cct, Tea Gardens NSW 2324.
All people entered will go into a draw and winners contacted on Monday 30 March.
Winners printed in Myall Coast News edition 2 April 2015.