With feathers ruffled and fur fluffed, Dreamworld’s 800 native animals, eight tigers and two cougars are ready for a cracking Christmas Day this year as the park closes for 24 hours to commemorate the religious occasion.
On Christmas morning, up to 15 Dreamworld staff will play ‘Santa’ to the animals as they celebrate their one day off with tasty treats including nectar, fly pupae and other sumptuous goodies for Christmas lunch.
Dreamworld’s tigers will take their morning walk through the park with their devoted tiger handlers before settling in for an afternoon or rest and relaxation.
Celebrating their first Christmas at Dreamworld will be new residents, Jenna and Ethan, two 11month old koalas born at the park this year. Both are hoping Santa will deliver an extra sprig of eucalyptus leaf under the tree. Other new Christmas arrivals include baby lambs, goats and piglets at Dreamworld’s Farmyard Friends baby animal nursery.
Then it’s back to business as usual when the park re-opens from Boxing Day (26/1).
Dreamworld’s Australian Wildlife Experience is one of the largest native wildlife parks in South East Queensland with more than 800 native animals and a true Australian farms show. Guests can cuddle a koala, pat a kangaroo, feed the birds, get up close to the big crocs and maybe even shear a sheep.
Dreamworld is open from 10am to 5pm every day excluding Christmas Day (closed) and Anzac Day April 25 (open half day).