Savannah Wildlife Wallabies
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Savannah Wallaby Walk

Renowned to the Australian wildlife, are the iconic Kangaroos and Wallabies. At the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, we are lucky to have a large population of macropods that reside in the Savannah exhibit. The Savannah is an open-air exhibit that was designed to replicate both inland and coastal plains within Australia. This exhibit is also […]

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Charlotte Caslick Wildlife Habitat Visit

On the 12th of March we had an exciting visit from Australia’s most renowned women’s rugby sevens players. Charlotte Caslick and her partner decided to pop in to the Wildlife Habitat and meet the animals who live here. Charlotte Caslick, the ambassador for the Port Douglas Tropical Sevens rugby union team and Australian gold medallist, […]

Wildlife Habitat Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo
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Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo

One of our more exclusive animals that live in the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas is the Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo. This curious animal falls into the macropodidae family, which include the more familiar wallabies and kangaroos. The lumholtz tree kangaroo is one of the smaller species within the family, and can only be found in Australia. […]

Black-Necked Storks
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James and Jabbie the Black-Necked Storks

Did you know that the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas is the only park in the world successfully breeding Black-Necked Storks? In Australia, these majestic creatures are restricted mainly to the coastal monsoonal areas of Australia. Naturally inhabiting wetlands such as rivers and floodplains, our team at the Wildlife Habitat have purposely designed our Wetlands area […]

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Sheila The Estuarine Crocodile

  It’s that time again! Breeding season for the estuarine crocodile is in full swing. During the build-up to the wet season, the estuarine crocodile prepares for mating, and once the wet season starts they begin to lay their eggs. Sheila, our female crocodile has been nesting again and has produced a reasonable clutch of […]

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Ella the Eastern Grey Kangaroo joey

Here in the Wildlife Habitat Care Centre, we get lots of animals coming through needing our love and attention. Sometimes, we get animals that we really, REALLY fall in love with! Ella the Eastern Grey Kangaroo joey is one of them. Ella has been with us for a few months now, and has been hand-raised. […]

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Saving our Koalas

Working towards saving our koalas, the CaPTA Group launches an IVF program for koala breeding. The CaPTA Group has announced a partnership with a leading researcher to add genetic diversity to captive koalas and increase the wild koala population in Tropical North Queensland. The use of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), with artificial sperm transfers from wild […]

Macropods at Wildlife Habitat
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Macropods at Wildlife Habitat

Wildlife Habitat has one of Queensland largest range of macropods. The word macropod comes from two Greek words meaning ‘big-footed’. Most species of macropods are known as kangaroos and wallabies, but wallaroos, quokkas and pademelons also belong to this family. Macropods Facts: They are herbivores. Larger kangaroos graze in open grasslands, others graze and browse […]