Rendezvous at the Zoo free activities on Saturday


Alexandra Park Zoo will come alive with free activities for the Milbi Festival's Rendezvous at the Zoo event on Saturday, 23 November.

Under the shade of sprawling fig trees, visitors will enjoy activity stations including stories about animals, Indigenous face painting and engaging with the zoo through a self-guided activity book.

Council's Community and Cultural Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said the event would not only showcase the zoo, but also introduce a very special guest to participants.

“Our wonderful zoo has recently become home to Alby, our resident white-throated snapping turtle,” she said.

“He is quite an interesting character, known for his very eccentric hair and his skill of breathing outside of his bottom!

“Alby will be on show for all to see at tomorrow's event and we can't wait to introduce him.”

Cr Peters said the morning would also include a range of free activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Rendezvous at the Zoo
Zookeeper Laura Billing at Alexandra Park Zoo.

“We will have a beautiful space set up under the fig trees with our friends from the library for people to read stories,” she said.

“There will also be an Indigenous face painter on site to create lots of animal art and take us through some wonderful story telling.”

Cr Peters said the event was a great place to learn more about turtles and the other wonderful animals at Alexandra Park Zoo.

“Our very special A to Zoo Activity Book will take families on a journey of 26 activities all about the zoo,” she said.

“Our friendly zookeepers will also be on hand to give plenty of talks about all of the interesting zoo characters.”

The Milbi Festival's Rendezvous at the Zoo free activity event runs from 8.30am to noon on Saturday, 23 November 2019 at Alexandra Park.