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Welcoming The Tasmanian Devils

Wellington Zoo is celebrating the arrival of the Tasmanian Devils with an Aussie Gala Day on Sunday 26 January.

‘The Aussie Gala Day falls on Australia Day, and we’re using this as an opportunity to officially welcome our four new Tasmanian Devils to Wellington Zoo,’ said Amy Hughes, Group Manager Community Engagement.

‘The Devils have been a huge hit since they arrived in December. They’re fantastic ambassadors for their species, and we're passionate about sharing their survival story with our visitors,” added Ms Hughes.

The Aussie Gala Day is also a celebration of Wellington Zoo’s recently opened Neighbours precinct – an engaging walk-through exhibit home to Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Parma and Tammar Wallabies, Emu, Dingoes, Water Dragons, Brolga Crane and Cape Barren Geese.

There will be four Tasmanian Devil talks throughout the day, and entertainment will play on Australian pop culture and backyard fun – including Aussie-themed games and prizes, face-painting, stilt walkers, music and giveaways from Classic Hits.

Where: Wellington Zoo, 200 Daniell Street, Newtown

When: Sunday 26 January, 9:30-5

Wellington Zoo is a proud partner of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, a Tasmanian government initiative that was established in 2003 in response to the threat of Devil Facial Tumour Disease.

For more information about the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, go to www.tassiedevil.com.au.


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