Roo-Paul ARP

Roo-Paul at Australian Reptile Park

Roo-Paul ARP

Roo-Paul at Australian Reptile Park

Roo-Paul takes centre stage at Australian Reptile Park

Published on 20 Nov 2018

Taking the internet by storm, viewers are making The Australian Reptile Park’s latest arrival (a gorgeous Kangaroo Island joey) go viral after an adorable video of him was posted.  Roo-Paul is affectionately named after famous drag queen RuPaul – a fact that has not gone unnoticed by commenters on the video.

One said, “Get out of here, that’s the best name ever”, another commenting “so so cute!” while the rest of the comments are mostly references and quotes from the hit TV show ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’. Roo-Paul has amassed over 80,000 views in just two days, with the views going up every second.

Roo-Paul is being hand raised by Keeper Erica Danae, she takes him home each night after work to attend to his every need. He had been found inside his mother’s pouch on the side of the road, after she had been hit. “Roo-Paul is the light of my life! Not only is he a little character as his name permits, but he is a great ambassador for road safety and kangaroos. He serves as a reminder to slow down on our roads and keep a look out for what’s ahead.”

Keeper Erica continued, “Our native wildlife is so important to this country, and if Roo-Paul going viral online is enough to have at least one car slow down on our roads, that’s amazing!”

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Roo-Paul will be hand raised until he is big and strong enough to be let out and about to run amuck at The Australian Reptile Park, where visitors will eventually be able to hand-feed him in their big free-range kangaroo area and say hello. This hands-on interaction with an Aussie icon is often a highlight to both domestic and international guests.

The Australian Reptile Park is a hands-on zoo located the natural bush setting of the Central Coast of NSW, only 60 minutes from Sydney or Newcastle. Enjoy live entertaining shows, themed exhibits and interaction with many of the wildlife sanctuaries residents. The Park is open daily from 9am-5pm, with complimentary parking and BBQ facilities. More information at

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