national volunteer week 2019 beach clean up wildlife habitat volunteers
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National Volunteer Week 2019: Beach Clean Up

Not all super heroes wear capes! National Volunteer Week 2019 celebrates Australia’s volunteers that give up their time to make the world just that little bit lovelier. Wildlife Habitat’s volunteers have the eco power of Captain Planet and Captain Eco Combined! On Saturday, they took their skills out of the park and onto a stunning […]

tropical animal rehabilitation centre rescued owl
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TARC Patient Of The Month

Locally owned and operated by the CaPTA Group, the Wildlife Habitat is committed to the conservation of native species via the Tropical Animal Rehabilitation Centre, a non-profit facility that cares for sick, injured, displaced or orphaned native Australian Wildlife. In addition to your visit to the wildlife park, you can go behind the scenes and […]

Colin the Tree Kangaroo
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New Home for Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo

Colin, our Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo has a brand new home! This enclosure is much more stimulating than his previous one. There are natural vines and trees for him to make his way through and platforms for feeding and sleeping on a various levels. Although Colin is in his own enclosure, he is still part of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]