Special Easter Guests – Greater Bilbies!

On Easter Saturday, we will have some very special guests for one day only.  Frank Manthey will be bringing Bilbies to Alma for a special guest appearance!

Come to Alma Park Zoo on Easter Saturday to meet Jody the Bilby and learn more about these delightful and endangered animals from Frank Manthey.  Frank aims to educate the younger generation about the plight of the Greater Bilby (Macrotis Lagotis).

Event Ambassadors

Jody the Bilby will be our Animal Ambassor for the day!  She is a Greater Bilby and a member of the Bandicoot family.  Greater Bilbies are marsupials and are also known as Rabbit-Eared Bandicoots.  Bilbies once inhabited 70% of Australia and now they are only found in tiny pockets in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South- West Queensland. Estimated numbers tell us that there is less that 1000 animals left in Australia

Special Activities Program

Saturday, March 30th

Time Activity Location
9.00am Alma Opens!
Please refer to Visitor Information for Admission Pricing.
10:45am Easter Egg Hunt Presentation Park
11:00 am Meet Frank & Jody the Bilby! Presentation Park
11:30 am Reptile Presentation.
Our Keepers present the Reptiles of Alma!.
Presentation Park
11.45 am Koala Presentation
Learn more about Koalas.
Presentation Park
12:00 pm Photo sessions with Koalas, Snakes, Crocs and Bilbies.
Tickets for Koala Photos will be available from Palm Cafe.
Presentation Park
1:30 pm Bilby Walkabout with Frank Starting at Presentation Park
2:00 pm Koala Feeding & Photo Opportunities
Tickets for Koala Photos will be available from Palm Cafe.
Presentation Park
4.00pm Alma closed.

Special Guests

Our special guest & presenter will be Frank Manthey.  Frank is the co-founder of the Save the Bilby Fund that was established to to raise money to help stop the steady decline of the wild bilby population.

Frank Manthey presenting at Schools.

Frank and his bilbies are seen by hundreds of thousands of students every year through his school visits.

He aims to educate the younger generation about the plight of endangered species, and in particular the bilby. He teaches them how they can help ensure the bilby remains part of the Australian landscape.

If you have a photo with a Bilby this weekend, you will be contributing to helping the Save the Bilby Fund with their work to stop the decline of bilbies in the wild.

If you would like to know more about the Save the Bilbies Fund, hop on over to their website >http://www.savethebilbyfund.com/

Questions?

If you have any questions about our Easter Bilbies event, please leave a comment or question below.

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