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Head behind the fence for a tour of Ipswich Nature Centre from home

A new video has been produced that offers a fresh look at the native animals that call Ipswich Nature Centre home.

Environment and Sustainability Committee Chair Councillor Russell Milligan said it gives people a different view of the animals.

“It’s better than front row seats, this video will take you up close with rare animals like the spotted tailed quoll and bilby while also seeing some of the work that is involved in keeping the animals happy and healthy both physically and mentally,” Cr Milligan said.

“The Ipswich Nature Centre is temporarily closed as a wild population of about 22,500 flying foxes are roosting in Queens Park, so this educational video’s release has come at the right time.

“The narrator walks you through the centre from the front gate and around the various enclosures.”

The video looks at the lace monitor, red-tailed black cockatoo, spotted-tail quoll, wombat, bilbies, and the brush-tailed rock wallaby, Ipswich’s faunal emblem.

There are about 200 species cared for at the centre that is the only council-run free zoo in South East Queensland.

The Ipswich Nature Centre is in the historical Queens Park which also has an environmental education centre, Japanese gardens, cafe, playground and open areas to visit.

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