Meet a bilby at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Wildlife lovers looking for a close encounter with a cute Aussie icon will be in luck this month - bilbies will be on display at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.
Bilbies, with their long noses and huge ears, have wormed their way into the hearts of Australians, after becoming a national symbol of Easter, in place of the globally renowned Easter bunny.
Caloundra City Mayor, Don Aldous, welcomed the opportunity for residents to meet an endangered native species.
"It is important that we do everything possible to raise awareness about the plight of endangered species and, where possible, support programs to increase their numbers," Cr Aldous said.
A member of the bandicoot family, bilbies were once common throughout 70 per cent of Australia.
Their numbers have declined since European settlement and they are now only found in pockets of Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory.
The bilbies will be on display at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve at 9.30am on Saturday April 23.
Frank Manthey, from the Save the Bilby Fund, will be on hand to talk about these rare creatures. A charge of $4 per person will go to the Save the Bilby Fund, children under 12 are free.
Caloundra City Council
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