A ‘star’ is born in Rockhampton

As we celebrate the Year of Indigenous Tourism throughout 2020, working to meet the demand for more authentic cultural experiences, Rockhampton, within the Southern Great Barrier Reef destination, has welcomed Gandali, the second baby chimpanzee to have been born in Queensland since the 1970’s.

With his name derived from the traditional Darumbal word meaning ‘star’, Gandali will forever be linked to his place of birth. Joining his cheeky sister Capri as the next generations of chimps, Gandali’s birth on 3rd February, further commemorates the unique heritage, diversity of culture and the rich history that we have here in Rockhampton, Capricorn Coast and Central Highlands regions.

More tourists than ever before want to experience culture when they travel and now, baby Gandali and his family will ensure an opportunity and talking point for visitors to our region to connect with our Darumbal Nation history and heritage.

Any day a new child comes into the world is a good day and we look forward to watching Gandali grow alongside Capri and provide a wonderful and heart- warming animal experience for holiday makers to our destination.

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