8 October, 2021
A Wild Day Out
BUDDING wildlife warriors are in for a jam-packed family fun-day this Sunday, including the chance to check out some of Cairns’ cutest creatures at The Agile Project (TAP) Wildlife Rescue’s inaugural Wild Day Out.
Starting at 10 am at Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre, the day offers activities for everyone and prizes for the kids, including a scavenger hunt, playdough making, wildlife workshops, a cake stall, and sausage sizzle.
There will also be information sessions on protecting local native wildlife, with a behind-the-scenes look at their rescue programs, and presentations from some of the region’s leading wildlife organisations, including well-known wildlife presenter Jodie Creeks.
TAP Vice-Secretary Kelly Bellamy said the day was an opportunity for the community to learn about the region’s wildlife and support a local organisation.
“All of the proceeds on the day will go directly to the care of the wallabies, and towards their relocation,” Ms Bellamy said.
Each year, TAP rescues and cares for upwards of 500 injured animals, mainly in the Cairns Northern Beaches area.
Since starting in 2018, the group has amassed a community of around 200 trained wildlife rescuers.
TAP founder Shai Ager, will be giving an update on their ground-breaking wallaby relocation, which is currently underway, and information on how to become a wildlife rescuer.
The group is currently undertaking Australia’s largest macropod relocation, moving 400 agile wallabies that have become landlocked by relentless development in the Cairns Northern Beaches.
Macropods are a group of big-footed animals including kangaroos, wallabies, and wallaroos.
If successful, the group’s process will set a precedent for macropod relocations across the country and offer a solution to the current kill-cull methods for animal management in urban areas.
For more information, visit The Agile Project – Wildlife Rescue Facebook page or visit their website, www.theagileproject.com.au