Dingo Twins celebrate their first Birthday
26 Jul 2016
The Herald Sun joined us at Moonlit Sanctuary to celebrate the first birthday of our two dingoes. It was great fun for the dingoes and for the staff who were able to get creative with a special surprise.
For their birthday treat they tucked into a special celebration MEAT CAKE - made with kibble, peanut butter, iced with a protein recovery mix.
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Moonlit Sanctuary home to the smallest Australian night bird
22 Jun 2016
Owlet-nightjars are colloquially known as the moth owl, however they aren’t owls. They have whisker-like feathers, which they use to help sense their prey, similar to how cats use their whiskers. Owlet-nightjars are found all over Australia, they aren’t common in captivity and are tricky to spot in the wild, but visitors will have no trouble seeing Moonlit Sanctuary’s two latest additions.
The male owlet-nightjars, released into their new enclosure where they will keep company with feathertail gliders. Visitors will be able to see and learn more about them as part of the Sanctuary’s lantern-lit tours. With our tours we want to show the unique Australian animals that exist in the wild that people won’t see during the day time and are even hard to spot at night," Mr Johnson said. "We also want to encourage people to think of ways of conserving these animals. For example, the nightjars make their nests in hollows of dead trees, but people often cut down dead trees."
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The Sanctuary’s lantern-lit evening tours are held most evenings of the year and bookings are essential.For inquiries phone 5978 7935
Claudia comes top of her class!
15 Jun 2016
Claudia Schaumann came to Moonlit as a visitor, then as a volunteer, then eventually becoming a keeper five years ago.
This month, Mrs Schaumann also earned the title of star pupil, having been awarded the Australian Reptile Park Award for Best Student in her Certificate 3 Captive Animals course at Richmond College of TAFE (NSW).
"Doing the course gives me the opportunity to work in an industry I love, working with animals and working with people," said Mrs Schaumann. "I want to make a difference for animals. I am a guide and I do the keeper talks to educate people about the animals at the sanctuary and conservation programs. To have that opportunity is the main thing for me.
Well done Claudia!
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