Mid Coast Connect team members Sue Green and Linda Taylor attended an evening with the Wauchope Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted by the Billabong Zoo in Port Macquarie.
After the Chamber of Commerce updates, all the guests were treated to a private after-hours tour of the zoo.
The growth of the zoo, in size and species, has been an amazing local achievement for a small zoo. The zoo is unique in many ways; specifically the keepers have hand reared many Lions and Cheetahs, including 4 month old Amari (pic below) who was unable to stay with his mother and needing a keeper to sleep with him each night.
The zoo works closely with TAFE to deliver animal related courses. Mark Stone (owner) was excited to show us where his new monkeys are going to live, including the worlds smallest monkey, a pygmy marmoset. Mark is a valued supporter of our Work Placement program, and we thank him for that.