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BatReach, located in Kuranda, is a bat and wildlife care centre, focusing on flying foxes. Pam Tully, creator of the centre, began looking after flying foxes around 1990 in the suburb of Edge Hill in Cairns. She then started a bat and wildlife rescue and care centre at Zillie Falls near Milla Milla on the Atherton tablelands. She later relocated to Kuranda at the top of the range overlooking Cairns. In 1999, after noticing that people walking past seemed horrified at the flying foxes in the recovery cages, making comments like "look at those ghastly creatures", she decided that the public needed educating and got the necessary permits to open the centre up to the public and the result is BatReach.
Children are welcome.
Pam sometimes takes in volunteers and provides accommodation, only for short term (three to six weeks) live in helpers. Contact Pam via the email address.
How To Get There:
BatReach is located in the main street of Kuranda. Access is next to the Fire Station.
This is a volunteer centre run by Pam Tully in Kuranda, Queensland. It is funded solely by donations collected at the gate and all donations go towards feeding the animals in care and covering medical and veterinary costs to help heal the sick and injured.
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