wildlife

Seals frolic with surfers at The Box

Local surfers at The Box said they have been visited by a nearby sea colony as seals migrate along Australia’s eastern coastline during the cooler months. Vice President and media…



Rescuers say stop using the Devil’s rope

Head carer for flying-foxes with Wildlife ARC, Kerryn Parry-Jones, has issued a warning on the dangers of barbed wire fences to our wildlife. Parry-Jones said she has had to rescue…


Lucky and Rocky go on their own excursion

Coasties are experiencing closed workplaces, gyms and restaurants due to the COVID-19 lockdown, but not so the dingo pups of the Australian Reptile Park. With the award-winning wildlife attraction currently…


Is Hugo punching above his weight?

After years of searching for “the one”, Hugo the Galapagos tortoise has finally seen his new girlfriend Estrella – albeit virtually. In a story many singles can relate to during…


Baby boom

The Australian Reptile Park is experiencing a baby boom, with baby animals centre stage in the daily show line up during the school holidays. Guests will be able to see…




Ranger Mick chalks up 60,000 shows

Australian Reptile Park resident icon, Ranger Mick, has hit an incredible milestone, officially marking his 60,000th show performed at the Park. With two reptile shows, feeding Elvis the crocodile, koala…


Carers retreat extends its care to wombats

Central Coast Carers Retreat extends its care to wombats. Coordinated by Central Coast Local Health District’s Carer Support Unit (CSU), the retreat recently housed Southern Tablelands couple, Beth and George…


Tim Tam takes those first hops

One of the Australian Reptile Park’s kangaroo joeys got into the Aussie spirit by taking her first hops just days before Australia Day. With the first hops being so close…



Reg the seal hauls out on Forresters Beach

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has urged beach-goers to keep their distance from a large Australian fur seal which has been spotted sunbaking at Forresters Beach over the…


Happy Halloween

Snakes, koalas, tortoises, marsupials, and Tasmanian devils were the scariest Halloween creatures at the Australian Reptile Park on October 31 as they featured in an adorably cute, yet spooky, promotion…


Swamp wallaby nursed back to health

Jirri the swamp wallaby has hopped to freedom after being fostered for 12 months by a Central Coast husband and wife from Corrective Services NSW. Community Corrections Unit Leaders Katrina…


Tough start to life for Dobby

A baby possum has been saved after surviving a hit and run in his mother’s pouch. The young brushtail possum was still suckling on its deceased mothers teat when found…


Ella and Billie returned to the sea

Members of Australian Seabird Rescue were jumping for joy recently as they re-released two green turtles into the sea after they had been cared for on the Central Coast for…



Reptile Park welcomes Clover the Quokka

The Australian Reptile Park has welcomed its newest smiley resident, Clover the Quokka. Clover was transported from Caversham Wildlife Park in Perth to be part of the Park’s nation-wide captive…