ANIMALS

Animals On Cheela

The vastly arid Pilbara region is home to small mammals, reptiles and birds.  Over a vast station like Cheela, native animals are not always immediately visible, but if you’re lucky,  the short scenic drive into the Station Stay could be interrupted by a Red or Grey plains kangaroo bounding across the road in front of you or a circling raptor keenly watching your every move.  

 
MEET 'COCO'

Be on the lookout for Coco, the 800kg pet Red Angus steer, as well as the working stock horses in the paddocks nearby the campground.  They may be the only evidence you see of Cheela being a working cattle station. We are custodians of an extremely fragile rangeland ecosystem that requires careful rest of the pasture, so our herds of cattle may be kilometres away from the campground, being constantly moved to fresh pasture across the 188,000 ha of the station.

INTRODUCING 'FATSO'

Upon your arrival at the campground however, there is a good chance of being greeted by our resident mascot, Fatso, or one of his friendly Sand Monitor mates wandering around the grounds.  Don’t be alarmed, our backyard is their playground.

 
 
MEET 'COCO'

Be on the lookout for Coco, the 800kg pet Red Angus steer, as well as the working stock horses in the paddocks nearby the campground.  They may be the only evidence you see of Cheela being a working cattle station. We are custodians of an extremely fragile rangeland ecosystem that requires careful rest of the pasture, so our herds of cattle may be kilometres away from the campground, being constantly moved to fresh pasture across the 188,000 ha of the station.

 
INTRODUCING 'FATSO'

Upon your arrival at the campground however, there is a good chance of being greeted by our resident mascot, Fatso, or one of his friendly Sand Monitor mates wandering around the grounds.  Don’t be alarmed, our backyard is their playground.