Title: Nocturnal Woylie Walks Whiteman Park
Broadcast: 6th May 2018
Presenter: Chrissy Morrissy
Whiteman park is a 30-minute drive to the north of Perth’s CBD, and is one of those unexpected gems of a destination. There is so much to see and do it’s no wonder it’s been twice voted the states premier tourist attraction. You would be amazed at what’s here when you come to visit. And you don’t just have to come during the day, in fact, for our next adventure here you will need a torch.
- We’re going on a night stalk - behind me is the Woodland reserve which is the park’s premier conservation facility. Out the back of this building you’ll discover Kangaroos, Quenda’s, Tammar wallabies, echidna’s, and after dark- the elusive Woylie.
- The Woylies are lovely, they’re a very small member of the kangaroo family, we call them macropods, but these guys are critically endangered and that’s why there is a colony here kept in captively breeding and they are doing great.
- Whiteman Park has created a feral proof area that’s over 200 hectares and have been brought back here, they were historically here but they had disappeared due to human interaction, but now they’re doing well and safe from foxes and cats. Woylies once were wide spread, and now they are restricted to the South West, there is also colony in South Australia.
- The night tour is a great way to see these nocturnal animals in their own natural habitat. Woylies grow to around 30cms in length and weigh in at just under 500 grams. The night stalk is weather dependent, and bookings can be made by contacting Whiteman Park.
P: (08) 9209 6000