Weird and wonderful wildlife to wow the crowd at Ecofest 2016

Weird and wonderful wildlife to wow the crowd at Ecofest 2016

From snakes and frilled-neck lizards to turtles and crocodiles, Ecofest 2016 will boast enough weird and wonderful wildlife to wow the crowd.

Radical Reptiles Training representatives and their scaly friends are returning for this year’s Ecofest where they will present three 30-minute wildlife demonstrations.

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said the training group incorporates many different reptiles for the public to view.

“If you’ve ever wanted a close and personal experience with a dangerous reptile, this is the presentation for you!”

“There will be pythons and venomous snakes as well as frilled-neck lizards and small crocodiles,” Councillor Burnett said.

“The demonstrations will be taking place in a 6m x 6m show pit which will allow a large number of community members to view the animals.

Joining Radical Reptiles Training will be Koorana Crocodile Farm staff members who will showcase crocodile release and catch demonstrations throughout the day, from 9am to 3pm.

Council’s Environment and Community Services Portfolio Chair Councillor Cindi Bush said the reptile shows would encompass an element of risk and excitement as well as be educational.

“Not only does the community get to view these animals, they will also learn fun and interesting facts about them while being in a safe environment,” Cr Bush said.

“These shows are for children and adults, so I encourage the Gladstone Region community to come down and check it out.”

EcoFest is on Sunday 5th June 2016 at Tondoon Botanic Gardens