Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Cleland

Date posted: 13 February 2018

Cleland Wildlife Park is putting a very local twist on celebrations to mark the start of the Year of the Dog this Friday, 16 February.

Guests will be treated to a meeting with the park’s youngest koala joey, 10-month-old Bao Bao at 2pm, while dingoes Dusty, Jiemba and Warragul will have a surprise treat of their own delivered to their enclosure at 2.45pm.

Cleland Acting Manager Sue MacKenzie said Bao Bao was named by South Australia’s tourism ambassador, popular Chinese actor and singer Huang Xiaoming when he visited Cleland last year.

“Bao Bao is currently in training to meet the public,” Ms MacKenzie said.

“He will be brought out for a very special meet and greet so everyone can see what an adorable little fellow he is.”

As one of Adelaide’s premier tourist attractions, Cleland Wildlife Park offers up-close animal experiences just 20 minutes from the CBD.

Guests can hand feed iconic Australian animals including kangaroos, wallabies, emus and potoroos, in a native bushland setting that closely resembles their native habitat.

Lunar New Year usually falls between 21 January and 20 February and is celebrated by people from many Asian societies, including mainland China, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.