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Moreton Bay goes koala crazy

By James Brown

When you hear the word 'Australia', what critter comes to mind? For some, it's the kangaroo, perhaps our most recognisable native animal. For others, it's the wallaby, the namesake of our national rugby team. But for many people, you can't go past the cute and cuddly koala bear. 

To celebrate this furry friend of ours, September 2015 is officially Koala Awareness Month, for which the Moreton Bay Regional Council is holding a number of events throughout the month. Anyone living in real estate in Narangba, Morayfield, Deception Bay and nearby areas will want to check them out. 

Koala enthusiasts have already gotten to see University of Queensland koala researcher Dr Sean FitzGibbon speak at the Osprey House on 6 September. However, this isn't the end of the activities the council has planned.

Sharp-eyed residents will be able to win two adult passes to the Australia Zoo if they take part in the Community Koala Survey Event on 18-19 September and spot a koala. All they will have to do is wander through the Moreton Bay region and log their koala sighting onto the council's Moreton Bay Animal Atlas. The marsupials can be found at any local park, though participants are advised to look in areas like the John Oxley Reserve or the Kurwongbah Park Koala Nature Refuge in particular. 

As for the little ones, they can enter the Koala Awareness Month colouring competition and win a prize or two. The competition is being held throughout the local council libraries in Moreton Bay until the end of the month. 

Whether you're young, old or anything in between, celebrating one of our most iconic animals should be a treat. It's another great example of why so many people want to buy property in Burpengary and surrounding suburbs.

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