Koala Joey naming competition – the Winner is…

And our new koala joey is called Holly (cross between the father’s name Ollie and mother’s name Hannalee )… we had a lot of entries with Holly (and Hollie) and our winner was pulled out from the entry forms by one of our Zoo Keepers who loves the name … well done to our winner – Kiah of Port Macquarie.

The winner of the colouring competition was Ashley from the UK and our quiz competition winner was Mahlie from NSW.  Well done winners and thanks to all entrants. have you entered our crocodile photo caption competition? 

Red Panda – Billabong Zoo, Port Macquarie, NSW – photo caption competition winner

red panda photo caption competition
and the winner is ….
“I’m not snoring I’m doing a Nepalese meditation chant”
Annette 2445
“Urrrggghh, I ate too much bamboo and now I’m stuck like this!”
Hartley, 2440
“Wake me up when it’s the weekend!”
Nicky 2444
“I’m proof that beauty sleep works”
Grant 2445
Here is Tully (who was gifted the Up-close Encounter winning prize from Annette) with one of the Billabong Zoo’s Red Pandas.
Tully a first time visitor to the Zoo said “They are such beautiful gentle animals. It is so sad they are a threatened species. Billabong Zoo is amazing I never knew it was so beautiful with all the ponds and gardens, and you have so many animals. The lions were so adorable and the kangaroos and koalas… I will be back.”
Thanks Tully. Hope to see you soon. This month our focus is on the Wombats and we have a wombat photo competition. Entries close at the end of the month. Enter here!!  We would love to read your words.

Saturday the 8th of April – Big Cat Birthday

Snow Leopard – Billabong Zoo, Port Macquarie, NSW – photo caption competition winner

Congratulations to Betty Fontenot a visitor to the Zoo from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Betty visited the Zoo in late January and submitted a caption. Her winning entry “Has Elvis left the building!”. She won an Up-close personal encounter with two of our resident Snow Leopards. In her words the experience was “Awesome! I am truly impressed with Billabong Zoo and the amount of information your Zoo Keepers know and are happy to share with visitors. The Snow Leopards are magnificent and it so so sad they are a threatened species with so few numbers left in the wild. Keep up your Conservation through Education program Billabong – I am sure it will make a difference.”  Thank you Betty, it was good to see you at the Zoo. 

There is another week left for you to enter our Red Panda photo competition. Winner will receive an up-close encounter with our Red Pandas (nb you have to 14 years old or over for the Encounter , if a younger person wins the caption competition the winner receive a $50 Zoo gift voucher).