Spring has sprung with a baby boom at Symbio Wildlife Park

New arrivals in time for school holidays: One of the Red Panda triplets born at Symbio Wildlife Park earlier this year. Pictures: Adam McLean.
New arrivals in time for school holidays: One of the Red Panda triplets born at Symbio Wildlife Park earlier this year. Pictures: Adam McLean.

Spring is in the air Symbio Wildlife Park which is experiencing a baby boom since winter. A bevy of new animal arrivals includes Common Marmoset twins to first time parents Ricky and Marcella.

Symbio marketing manager Kevin Fallon said.the family was attracting plenty of attention from countless visitors to the family run Helensburgh zoo. “They are extremely cute and adorable. They are like little fluff balls at the moment. They are probably our most interactive monkey species.” 

One of six new kid goats in Symbio Wildlife Park's farmyard.

One of six new kid goats in Symbio Wildlife Park's farmyard.

Mr Fallon said the biggest population explosion had occurred among some of the native animals. He said seven Kangaroo and Wallaby joeys were born over winter and they were all now starting to pop their heads out for spring. But they are getting some competition from the new Symbio Farmyard exhibit has seen the goat population grow following the arrival of six new kids.

“Mid-week we are giving people the opportunity at certain times to have the chance of bottle feeding the babies,” Mr Fallon said.

But the baby boom does not stop there. Next week there is likely to be an announcement about new infants to a rarer species. 

2017 has been a successful year for breeding at Symbio which started with the arrival of triplet Red Panda cubs.

Mr Fallon said the Junior Keeper program for the September school holidays was being launched on Thursday.

Bouncing babies: New infants are hopping up all over the place among the kangaroo and wallaby population at Symbio. Picture: Adam McLean.

Bouncing babies: New infants are hopping up all over the place among the kangaroo and wallaby population at Symbio. Picture: Adam McLean.

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