Boodie’s birthday a success

Saturday 21st November marked Boodie’s 10th birthday. He celebrated with ‘cake’ and several visitors who all got to interact and say hello to the star. Boodie’s ‘cake’ was made of  frozen puréed vegetables, strawberries, rose petals, mint leaves and popcorn. The popcorn stole the show, as Boodie and his friends got stuck into it over the night.


Boodie is a threatened burrowing bettong who came to Kanyana in 2005 weighing just 120g. He was hand raised at Kanyana and has met tens of thousands of visitors in his ten years in the education team. He is one of our most popular animals and is also a star of our Meet & Greet experience.

possum cake 1

Wayambi the possum shares the cake

Quenda cake 3

Boodie’s guests watch a quenda share the cake

woylie cake 3

Noba the woylie shares the cake

Boodie cake 4

Boodie gets stuck into his cake