Altina welcomes new furry creatures

CUTE AS: One of the South American coati that will no doubt excite zoo-goers in the coming weeks, months and years. Picture: Supplied.

CUTE AS: One of the South American coati that will no doubt excite zoo-goers in the coming weeks, months and years. Picture: Supplied.

Altina Wildlife Park have brought in a few new attractions.

People will now be bale to get a close and personal look at well over 20 different animals thanks to the park’s new educational museum.

The museum features animals that have been preserved once they passed away.

The park’s senior animal keeper Rebecca Surian said it gave people a chance to appreciate the animals’ size and gain a bit of knowledge at the same time.

“When you deal with so many live animals, you're going to deal with dead ones,” she said.

“We use them for educational purposes rather than them going to waste, being buried in a hole or something.

“The fact that no matter how many animals you can see in a zoo, you don't appreciate their size until you see them right up front.”

There are some new live animals at the park as well.

They have welcomed three new male South American coati and two female ring-tailed lemur with a male on the way.

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