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An easter egg feast for Aussie easter icons

Sydney – 4 April 2012 – An Easter egg feast for WILD LIFE Sydney’s resident bilbies has kicked off a range of activities planned over the school holidays to reacquaint the public with one of our most iconic and endangered creatures.

The Aussie Easter icons today enjoyed the brightly-coloured Easter egg delights, which were prepared by the attraction’s team of keepers in the lead up to Easter.

Home to an all-female colony of four long-eared, silky-furred bilbies, visitors can learn first-hand about the threats these icons face in the wild and actions they can take to help conserve the rapidly declining population. Over the Easter break, the attraction will also donate a portion of all sales of chocolate bilbies to the Australian Wildlife Conservation’s bilby projects.

“Over the school holidays, we’re aiming to redirect the attention back onto one of our beloved national icons – the bilbies – who are currently experiencing a severe population decline as a result of food competition and habitat destruction,” said Michael Drinkwater, Life Sciences Manager, WILD LIFE Sydney.

With as little as 600 bilbies believed to be remaining in the wild, WILD LIFE Sydney will host daily bilby talks and feeds as part of its school holiday program in a bid to educate visitors on their endangered status. Visitors to WILD LIFE Sydney can also participate in their own animal egg hunt, taking place daily over the school holidays.

While the females are currently running the show, the curatorial team at WILD LIFE Sydney hope to shortly introduce male bilbies to the colony as part of the attraction’s successful conservation and breeding programme.

Event Snapshot

When:

  • Between Wednesday 04 April and Tuesday 01 May from 09.00 to 18.00

Open all of April School Holidays

Where: WILD LIFE Sydney, Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour (next door to Sydney Aquarium)
Opening Hours: Open 9am to 6pm daily

Where:

WILD LIFE Sydney, Aquarium Pier Sydney 2000
Contact: 9333 9288
Website: http://www.wild-life.com.au
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Cost:

Best price guaranteed online at www.wild-life.com.au with up to 50% discount. Great value online Family Combo passes available for WILD LIFE Sydney and Sydney Aquarium for only $110 – the best value family animal experience ticket in town.

More Info:

WILD LIFE Sydney
WILD LIFE Sydney
9333 9288

How to get to this event:

Call 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au

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WILD LIFE Sydney, Aquarium Pier Sydney 2000

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