A merry christmas for the Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby

johnboy 17 December 2008 25

The Liberals have resumed their usual torpor, but the Chief Minister shows every sign of still being hard at work.

He’s announced the opening of a new Animal Breeding Centre at Tidbinbilla.

    “Tidbinbilla’s breeding program for the endangered Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby will be the first to use the Centre which features large outdoor pens supplying natural food, 12 individual pens – six with heated flooring – and viewing panels for researchers.

    “Special educational opportunities will be developed through the Centre for students of all ages to work alongside Wildlife Officers and gain a unique insight into wildlife conservation.

    “The Centre complements Tidbinbilla’s existing facilities including a state-of-the-art veterinary centre, Corroboree Frog breeding facilities and the stunning 30‐hectare Sanctuary at Tidbinbilla.

    “The ACT Government continues to invest heavily in the Tidbinbilla precinct to create a place that is dedicated to conservation, research, education and the protection of endangered species and also offers opportunities for recreation and tourism,” Mr Stanhope said.

Many thanks to Mr. Stanhope’s office for sending in this picture of The Chief meeting a Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby.


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smiling politely smiling politely 8:30 pm 18 Dec 08

Ok, I’m maybe over-reaching a little here, but how about…

“Wow! Natural food, an individual pen with a heated floor and viewing panels for, um, ‘researchers’ – sounds like my kinda place! Wa-Hey!”

Overheard Overheard 5:43 pm 18 Dec 08

“Mr Stanhope, it’s a wallaby, not a squirrel; there’s no need to secure your nuts.”

willo willo 5:39 pm 18 Dec 08

wallaby stew…haha

willo willo 5:38 pm 18 Dec 08

“okay…..we have the main ingredient….what else goes in possum stew?”

smiling politely smiling politely 5:17 pm 18 Dec 08

“So, wait, am I meant to kick this thing or what now?”

Overheard Overheard 1:31 pm 18 Dec 08

“The Chief Minister models the first in Tidbinbilla’s range of ‘Novelty Natives’ animal slippers.”

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 12:17 pm 18 Dec 08

LOL good one SP.

smiling politely smiling politely 11:44 am 18 Dec 08

“Sadly, the Government’s heretofore secret plans for a hedgehog/wallaby breeding program got off to a bad start…”

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 9:36 am 18 Dec 08

“Tidbinbilla’s breeding program for the endangered Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby will be the first to use this new Centre…hey what the hell’s that??”

smiling politely smiling politely 9:17 am 18 Dec 08

Time for a quick caption competition?

“Ha ha ha, no, no, yes, it’s very funny, but it’s not me, I’m not endangered…”

[nervous glance]

Pandanus77 Pandanus77 8:20 pm 17 Dec 08

If I was the yfrw I’d be bloody nervous and not just because the CM was looking on like a vulture. The next bush fire through there and it’ll be toast just like in 2003, all fenced in and nowhere to go.

DJ DJ 6:23 pm 17 Dec 08

For next time… can they be trained to attack? Anybody? Time to start training the rogue buggers.

Whatsup Whatsup 5:48 pm 17 Dec 08

Some little black ball bearings delicately placed upon the shoe of his royal stanhopeness would have been appropriate.

Igglepiggle Igglepiggle 5:44 pm 17 Dec 08

Looks like the CM is about to bring up his lunch all over the wallaby

Primal Primal 4:32 pm 17 Dec 08

Don’t make eye contact…
don’t make eye contact…
keep staring forward and he’ll go away…

Mr Evil Mr Evil 3:09 pm 17 Dec 08

I wonder if that Rock Wallaby is thinking “Hmmm, I wonder if this is the c^*t who let my cousins burn to death at Tidbinbilla back in 2003?”.

SheepGroper SheepGroper 3:02 pm 17 Dec 08

I noticed a sprinkler system wasn’t featured for the outdoor cages, is the bushfire policy to hope for the best? Or perhaps the list of features so large only a few were mentioned?

peterh peterh 2:17 pm 17 Dec 08

V twin venom said :

“sic him rex!”

thanks peterh, I just spat coffee all over the monitor.

That comment immediately bought back memories of the underwear ad with the girl and the echidna called rex. Ironically both situations involve a —-. Difference is, one has a delightful pubic mound and the other is pictured with a Rock wallaby.

touche.

coca cola is hard to clean out of keyboards. well done.

V twin venom V twin venom 2:14 pm 17 Dec 08

“sic him rex!”

thanks peterh, I just spat coffee all over the monitor.

That comment immediately bought back memories of the underwear ad with the girl and the echidna called rex. Ironically both situations involve a —-. Difference is, one has a delightful pubic mound and the other is pictured with a Rock wallaby.

astrojax astrojax 2:10 pm 17 Dec 08

d’oh, chrispy, i immediately wanted to come on and ask if he had to wear a bloody suit to something like this… can i have a wallaby for xmas?

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