May 20, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Clients and team members at Arcare North Shore got up close and personal with some of Australia’s cutest, weirdest and scariest wildlife creatures!
The local ranger paid us a very special visit to show us some of these amazing animals.
We got to feel the softest and cutest little creature called a Squirrel Glider and when Ranger Dan brought him out, everyone wanted a cuddle immediately.
However, not as many people were excited to cuddle and hold the large Olive Python.
But everyone did want to have a touch of its’ beautiful rainbow-coloured scales and were amazed to see how placid he was despite all the attention.
Phyliss commented on her childhood saying, “I love to see the animals as I grew up on a farm and I really miss seeing the lizards that I grew up with.”
We also got to see a friendly blue tongue lizard who simply adored all the attention and was not afraid at all.
After a lovely array of snakes, lizards and marsupials, last but not least, it was time for an adorable little crocodile to make its appearance.
Even though most people do not like crocodiles, everyone was surprisingly unafraid of the baby crocodile as they gave it lots of love and lots of cuddles.
Dulcie was especially fond of this little fella and found it really hard to hand it back to Ranger Dan.
These wildlife visits are great for everyone as we learn something new every time.
Everyone also felt really good about conquering their fears and stretching out their hands to touch the large python.
It was a hugely eventful morning and everyone had plenty to talk about over lunch that day.
We can’t wait to see what other different creatures Ranger Dan will bring for us on his next visit!
Jamie Loh is Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Queensland. Jamie joined the Arcare team in early 2019, stepping straight into her responsibilities which include communications with the broader community and some internal communications responsibilities. Jamie is a firm advocate for consistent, varied communications to help bridge the gap between those living in aged care residences and those living in wider communities. Jamie utilises a broad array of strategies to help improve messaging and boost brand awareness. Jamie is passionate about improving engagement between those who are enjoying their retirement in Arcare residences and family and friends who live in the wider community. She is always advocating for new methods of communicating, including new strategies and mediums. After graduating from Brisbane State High School in 2014, Jamie attended the University of Queensland where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications (Public Relations) and Arts (Japanese). During her time at the University of Queensland, Jamie attended an intensive exchange program at Waseda University in Tokyo for two months.