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Cooberrie Park wildlife keeper Frances Carnahan holds two baby freshwater crocodiles.
Cooberrie Park wildlife keeper Frances Carnahan holds two baby freshwater crocodiles. Contributed

COOBERRIE Park has almost become an animal nursery, with the local stork dropping off a variety of new babies.

Wildlife keepers have been kept busy with four freshwater crocodiles, which are only a couple of weeks old.

The small reptilians are on display in the Yeppoon wildlife sanctuary, along with some tiny turtles.

Wildlife keeper Frances Carnahan said this summer had been very busy with lots of baby animals keeping her entertained.

"Spring and summer is usually when we get lots of new baby animals to show to the visitors," she said.

"We also have emu chicks and lots of kangaroo and wallaby joeys which everyone can come along and hand feed and interact with."

The animal lover said her favourite babies were definitely the baby crocs because they had so much energy.

Other reptiles that can be seen crawling through Cooberrie Park include the cute children's pythons, Cunningham skinks, blue tongues and bearded dragons.

 

COOBERRIE PARK

  • Open: Every day from 10am to 3pm
  • Where: 9 Stones Rd, Yeppoon
  • Website: cooberriepark.com.au
  • Interactive animal show at 1pm every day where everyone can hold and have a photo taken with a wide variety of animals

Topics:  animals cooberrie park wildlife



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