Snakes, birds and lizards aren't your regular shopping peers on a Wednesday morning, however whilst at my local shopping centre recently, I came across a display of such animals which seemed to be attracting a lot of attention.
The encounter was being run by Gold Coast attraction Wild Rangers Wildlife Encounters and consisted of a well sized stall displaying some cute (and even cuddly) creatures native to Australia.
The animals included a number of lizards, insects, frogs, snakes, a rather boisterous cockatoo and Stanley, the adorable Tawny Frogmouth Owl. It was easy to see this is the kind of attraction that people of all ages were drawn to.
The staff on hand were calm, controlled, crowd friendly, and confident with the animals; and it was clearly advertised that shopping centre visits aren't the only thing that the Wildlife Rangers do.
Available for your own events, the Wild Rangers are equipped to make appearances on the Gold Coast or in the Greater Brisbane area for a reasonable fee.
Not only are they entertaining but the Rangers also aim to spread some very important conservation messages about the necessary preservation of our beautiful Australian wildlife in all its forms.
Founders, Amanda and Dionne, are both passionate about this cause and have a significant amount of experience handling wild animals as well as working with children and the community. Dionne is licences by the Queensland Department of Primary Industries (Exhibited Animals) as a Wildlife Demonstrator and all staff of the Wild Rangers have first aid experience and hold a Blue Cards for working with children.
The Wild Rangers cater for many different types of events including: Parties for Children and Adults Corporate Events and Seminars
Schools and Child Care Centres Outside School Hours Care Advertising and Promotional Events
Film and TV Productions
Birthday Party appearances are priced as follows:
Gold Coast $250
Brisbane Areas $300
Northern Brisbane $320 All other areas are encouraged to call for a quote.
Schools, Childcare Centres, OSHC Centres and any other venues interested in hosting the Rangers should contact Dionne for a quote.
Bookings include an hour and a half hands on experience with your choice of our animals (subject to availability).
To book the Wild Rangers Wildlife Encounters team for your event, Phone 0403 029 351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also check out the Rangers Facebook Page here.