Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Australian Reptile Park welcomes Dundee the Eastern Grey Kangaroo as their Christmas Miracle

Australian Reptile Park welcomes Dundee the Eastern Grey Kangaroo as their Christmas Miracle
December 23, 2018

Australian Reptile Park Keeper Brandon Gifford is hand raising 'Dundee', an Eastern Grey Kangaroo after his mother was hit by a car. With his tiny face peering out of her pouch, he was fortunately rescued by people driving past who checked just in case.

Dundee is being dubbed the Christmas Miracle of The Australian Reptile Park, as he wouldn’t have survived if he had not been found in the pouch.

Over the Christmas holiday period, more people are on the roads and many sadly do not slow down for our native wildlife.

Looking after Dundee involves around the clock love and care. Gifford feeds him specially formulated milk every five hours including a feed at 2am every night and ensures he is in sight of at all times, as Kangaroo joeys will stress if they cannot see their ‘mother’ figure.

Explaining what it is like to act as a surrogate mum for Dundee, Gifford advised “looking after a Kangaroo joey has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.

"We have formed an amazing bond and he follows me everywhere around the house! I can’t remember what life was like before him."

Eventually after reaching the appropriate age, Dundee will be slowly introduced to the Parks free range Kangaroos before eventually being out and about in the park for visitors to welcome.

For more information go to www.reptilepark.com.au

Related Articles

4th December 2018 - New attractions and entertainment planned for The Australian Reptile Park during Summer Holidays

29th November 2018 - Australian Reptile Park Wins 2018 NSW Business Of The Year

20th November 2018 - Kangaroo Island Joey takes centre stage at the Australian Reptile Park

7th July 2018 - Australian Reptile Park welcomes record koala breeding season

19th June 2018 - Australian Reptile Park to celebrate 60th birthday during winter school holidays

19th September 2017 - Australian Reptile Park recognised as world’s deadliest zoo

5th October 2009 - Australian Reptile Park celebrates 60 years


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

AUSFIT

Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

Ecoline

Ecoline is a highly experienced and skilled company that offers world-first technology in safety, protects the environment and provides a unique and challenging custom-made adventure and educational…

read more

Attractions / Environment / Safety / Tourism

 
 

GLADSTONE MRM

Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Venues

 
 

VIVATICKET

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  19th July 2018 - ENTA AUSTRALASIA REBRANDS AS VIVATICKET 17th October 2016…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Otium Planning Group

Led by Directors Mike King, Kate Maddock, David Mason and Martin Lambert, each of whom are recognised for their industry experience and achievements, OPG brings together a network of more than 15…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

LANDER & ROGERS

Lander & Rogers' Sports Business Group is the leading sports law practice in Australia, representing over 150 national and international sporting bodies. Our clients include international…

read more

Legal

 
 

PULSETEC SOLUTIONS

PulseTec Solutions is a leading provider of software systems and solutions to the health and fitness industry for more than a decade. Our key products and services include ClientConnect studio and…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Technology / Venues

 
 

PRIAVA

About Priava's Technology -  Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…

read more

Attractions / Billing / Entertainment / Events / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business