Get ready for an exciting family outing at Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park this summer. The park is buzzing with a special kind of excitement, as the new home of some charming and rare inhabitants.
Thanks to the Marna Banggara project, the Brush-tailed bettongs, known to the Narungga people as yalgiri, have made a historic return to southern Yorke Peninsula. These fascinating marsupials have been absent from this region for over a century, their presence dwindled by threats like foxes, feral cats, and habitat loss. Now, they're back, and it's time to celebrate!
To mark this special occasion, we’re inviting visitors to engage in a unique and educational activity between Saturday 16 December 2023 and Monday 29 January 2024.
Here’s how you can join the fun:
1. Start your adventure: Head to the Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park Visitor Information Centre or visit https://marnabanggara.com.au/community-information/adventure-quest to grab your activity sheet. This sheet is your key to unlocking the mysteries of the Brush-tailed bettong.
2. The activity: Armed with your activity sheet, answer five questions about these clever creatures. As you journey through the park, uncover clues hidden at five different locations. Each clue brings you closer to revealing a secret word.
3. Win a prize: All participants who complete the activity are eligible to enter a draw. What's at stake? A fantastic family pass to Adelaide Zoo! Imagine continuing your wildlife exploration with a visit to one of the city’s most beloved attractions.
This exciting activity is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board (NYLB), Zoos SA and National Parks and Wildlife Service. The Marna Banggara project is jointly funded through NYLB, the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, the South Australian Department for Environment and Water, WWF-Australia, and the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife.
Header image photo credit: WWF-Australia / thinkMammoth