This month, as part of our Cultural Diversity Program, we are exploring the Land Down Under with special guests.
A member from Kentucky Down Under traveled to our facility with four Australian animals. We were able to hold and pet the animals while as we were details about how they survive in the wild.
Visiting that day was the kookaburra named Peruddi. He was an intriguing bird that didn’t mind voicing his opinion. Although it was not his favorite thing in the world, Peruddi did allow the residents to pet him.
Luna, an umbrella cockatoo, loved the affection. She would stand her pretty head feathers up and chit chat with her handler. Border Collie Blossom and Miniature Australian Sheppard Dusty also brought much joy to the residents.
Although the residents and stakeholders hoped to spend some time with a baby kangaroo, they understood why the kangaroos couldn’t show up.
Baby kangaroos live in their mothers pouch for about a year, and taking them out of the pouch can be harmful.
This was a wonderful experience that has Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethtown still buzzing.