Significant Upgrades for Cooberrie Park
Posted on July 8th, 2015
There has been a lot happening at Cooberrie Park over the past four months as reconstruction from Cyclone Marcia is almost complete at the Yeppoon Wildlife Sanctuary.
More than $550,000 worth of damage and clean-up was sustained at the local attraction and that’s not including loss of income from being closed for seven weeks.
The local community rallied around the park which helped with the clean-up and temporary enclosure fixes.
Cooberrie Park reopened at Easter and since then construction has been at full speed to ensure the park is looking its best.
“We are fully operational and can’t wait to see all the visitors return to this local favourite,” said Kieron Smedley, Wildlife Keeper at Cooberrie Park.
The Cassowary, Wombat and Emu enclosures sustained damage beyond repair and have all been replaced with large modern facilities.
“The new Wombat enclosure is very large and has awesome viewing from all sides of the enclosure,”
“The new Cassowary enclosure allows visitors to walk along a board walk inside the massive 2 acre enclosure and enjoy the rainforest atmosphere, as well as being able to view and observe this amazing bird from uninterrupted views.”
If you haven’t visited Cooberrie Park since Cyclone Marcia, now is a great time to visit, to not only check out all the new enclosures and buildings but to also help support this local attraction to ensure it stays viable for years to come.
Cooberrie Park takes care of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife that gets rehabilitated and released back to the wild.
Cooberrie Park is open every day from 10am-3pm with a daily animal show at 1pm.
All the favourite animals are at Cooberrie Park including Koalas, Kangaroos, Wombats, Monkeys, Crocodiles, Dingoes, Cassowaries and a wide variety of Reptile and Parrot species.
Cooberrie Park is the only place in Central Queensland where visitors are able to Hold a Koala.
Cooberrie Park is one of only three places in Queensland where visitors are able to interact with and hand feed Monkeys.
Cooberrie Park has been open to the public for more than 45 years.
For more information visit www.cooberriepark.com.au or like them on Facebook