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Kyabram Fauna Park’s Main Trail will take you across a number of spectacular furry and feathered friends.
The koala is a furry Australian marsupial found in gum trees across the eastern states. Suited to a life in branches, they have rough pads, long claws and two fingers on their front paws for a sturdy grip. Kyabram Fauna Park is home to four Southern Koalas: Heidi, Kendi, Kay and Koko. The Park is proud to be part of the nation-wide breeding program to help save the koala from extinction.
Known for their grumpy appearance, the grey-feathered Tawny Frogmouth is often mistaken for an owl, when in fact these frogmouths are more closely related to a nightjar.
This energetic bird of prey is one of the smaller species of falcons. Native to Australia and New Guinea, it does not hide away when hunting its prey but chooses to remain exposed and dive down at exactly the right moment or hover above prey in a distinctive, motionless way.
A Kookaburra laugh is Australia's unofficial national sound. These chortling carnivores – yes, they eat meat – are part of the Kingfisher family and enjoy feasting on mice, insects, small reptiles and smaller birds.
If you’re more of a finch admirer, you’ll see Double-barred Finches, Star Finches, Red-browed Finches and Long-tailed Finches.
Of the three wombat species found in Australia, both the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat and the Bare-nosed Wombat call Kyabram Fauna Park home. Wombat are an Australian native found in cooler states of Australia. This sturdy and solitary animal has short, strong legs and thick fur. Their front feet have bear-like claws used for digging burrows.
The Southern Cassowary is a large flightless bird, famous for its electric blue face and grey helmet. Female cassowaries grow to over two meters tall and are the heaviest birds in Australia. They love roaming long distances, snacking on fruit and nuts. Cassowaries help to maintain healthy, diverse rainforests by spreading seeds as they eat and run.
These primarily nocturnal species enjoy climbing trees and hiding out in dens and other darks places. At Kyabram Fauna Park you can see Eastern Quolls and Spotted-tailed Quolls. Image: Chris Hawking
A distant relative of the Indian Wolf, the Dingo arrived in mainland Australia around 5,000 years ago. They're a naturally shy animal with an independent nature. Dingoes howl at different frequencies to communicate their territory boundaries and pack make-up. The Park is home to Yula and Dipa. The pair got their names from the Yorta Yorta language group whose land the Fauna Park resides on.
Kyabram Fauna Park’s cheeky cockatoos enjoy interacting with visitors. You’ll find a range of cockatoo species such as Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, endangered Major Mitchell Cockatoos, Galahs and Red-tailed Black Cockatoos.
The Grey-headed Flying Fox is a megabat, and the largest species of bat in Australia, weighing up to one kilogram. It’s vulnerable to extinction with a population decreasing due to habitat loss, entanglement in fruit netting, heat stress and human-wildlife conflict.Image: Chris Hawking