Cleland's 49th birthday

Date posted: 11 April 2016

You’re invited to our 49th birthday party!

Join us for a day packed with special birthday activities this Saturday 16 April. The perfect way to kick off the school holidays, the fun starts at 9.30am and keeps going until we close at 5pm.

The first 200 children will receive a free bag of animal feed so they can enjoy getting up close to our free-roaming kangaroos, wallabies, potoroos and emus.

We will unveil our new totem pole sculpture, The Spirit of Cleland, a gift from our generous volunteers and hear from Tim Baulderstone, the artist who created it using a chainsaw and angle grinder.

There will be free face painting, special keeper talks and animal feeding throughout the day. Plus our dingo pups will enjoy their first public outing in the dingo enclosure – don't tell them, but we even have a dingo-friendly birthday cake.

See below for full schedule.

We can’t wait to see you.

Time Event Location
9.30am onwards First 200 children to enter receive a free bag of food to feed the animals.  Park entrance 
10.30am – 10.45am  'Spirit of Cleland' sculpture unveiling

Speeches by Site Manager James Sellers, artist Tim Baulderstone 
Central courtyard
11am – 12pm Koala close-up experience Koala experience area
11am – 2pm Free face painting  Central courtyard 
11.30am Dingo pups – introduced to new enclosure. Keeper talk and special birthday cake for dingoes. Dingo enclosure – northern
12pm – 1pm Reptile holds Ocean to Outback
12.30pm Lorikeet feed Café Garden
2pm Tasmanian Devil – keeper talk Devil enclosure – northern
2.30pm Dingo – keeper talk Dingo enclosure – northern
2pm –  3.30pm Koala hold experience Koala experience area
2pm – 4pm Koala close-up experience Koala experience area
3pm Pelican/waterfowl – keeper talk Lake 
3.15pm Forest aviary – keeper talk Forest aviary


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