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Wildlife Safe After Sunday Weather Event

A clean up is underway at Australia’s leading wildlife experience, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, following the impact of ex-cyclone Owen on the Tropical North over the weekend. Wildlife Manager Rabecca Lynch said thankfully no wildlife had been harmed during the storm. “As we continue our clean up, we are working closely with Bio-security Queensland and […]

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Wildlife Habitat Care Centre Patient Of The Month

 Locally owned and operated by the CaPTA Group, the Wildlife Habitat is committed to the conservation of native species via its Wildlife Care Centre and its extensive involvement in other conservation programs and research. In addition to your visit to the wildlife park, you can go behind the scenes and see the ongoing work involved […]

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Our Predator Plank Is Officially Open!

Shiver me timbers…. the Predator Plank is here! Get ready for a jaw dropping (or should we say snapping) experience; the world’s first Predator Plank has officially opened at Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat! Wednesday 19th September saw the very first person brave the plank, as a four metre male Saltie and his four girlfriends swarmed below […]

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2017 Douglas Business & Tourism Awards

The Port Douglas Business & Tourism Awards are back again for 2017, with local businesses receiving recognition and respect for all of the hard work they put in. We are proud to say Wildlife Habitat is in the running for multiple awards again this year! We are in the running for the following categories: Best Giftware […]

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Fun Fact: Lumholtz’s Tree-Kangaroo

The Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo is the smallest of the tree kangaroo species, but one of the largest of the arboreal mammals in Australia.  This arboreal species spends most of its life in the canopy of the Australian rainforest. For high rise living, Tree Kangaroos must be agile and nimble, therefore they have regained the ability to […]

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New Roof for the Curlew Cafe

Wildlife Habitat, has had a facelift in the form of a brand new roof on the Curlew Cafe. With the help of our friends over at RAM Metalworks who designed and constructed It, we have achieved an impressive result. World famous for Breakfast with the Birds and Lunch with the Lorikeets, the Curlew Cafe has […]

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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, […]

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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. […]