To celebrate 10 years of outstanding environmental awareness work, Potoroo Palace will be hosting a week of special events from September 5 to 11 showcasing some of Australia’s most vulnerable wildlife.
This occasion also coincides with National Threatened Species Day, which is a topic that lies very close to the heart of this native animal sanctuary.
When the local Wildlife Park at Yellow Pinch came up for sale in 2006, four friends with experience establishing wildlife sanctuaries, joined forces and were led to the development of the Potoroo Palace not-for- profit project.
During those 10 years there have been many changes including animals, people, and overall appearance of the park. It has been a journey of discovery for everyone involved and staff still remaining from the very beginning have seen it all.
Potoroo Palace has earned the respect of many official bodies and is considered an important and reputable establishment for the valuable role it continues to play in the future of the conservation of critically endangered and vulnerable species.
Qualified zookeeper Vicki McPaul has been working at Potoroo Palace for almost seven years and says she couldn’t imagine a better place to work.
“It’s just an amazing place to come to every day, it’s enjoyable and always different and really who wouldn’t want to work with animals everyday,” Ms McPaul said.
To celebrate Potoroo Palace’s 10th birthday a range of tours and presentations have been organised throughout the week with it all culminating in a big barbecue picnic lunch on Saturday, September 10. For more information on the events call 6494 9053.
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