Michelle Bible is the owner of Michelle’s Ark Animal Rescue, a property located in Oak Valley, approximately 20km south of Townsville, Queensland. The property is a residence and established sanctuary for native flora and fauna. Michelle utilizes the property as an animal rescue and sanctuary as well as an educational tool.
Michelle’s ark animal rescue covers 32.37 hectares. The property features a seasonal creek and consists of dry grassland, woodland and tropical vegetation. Vegetative species present include various eucalypts, wattles (Acacia spp.), melalucas and bottlebrushes (Callistemon spp.) as well as a variety of native grasses.
Wildlife known to inhabit the sanctuary includes eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), agile wallabies (Macropus agilis), Northern brown bandicoots (Isodon macrorus), rock wallabies (Petrogale spp.), whiptail wallabies (Macropus parryi), common yabbies (Cherax destructor) as well as various species of snakes and possums. A wide variety of native birds inhabit the area such as red-tailed black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus banksii), sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacactua galerita), red winged parrots (Aprosmictus erythropterus), pale headed rosellas (Platycercus adscitus), brush turkeys (Alectura lathami), rainbow lorikeets (Trichoglossus moluccans) and long-tailed finches (Poephila acuticauda). The property is also a known habitat for the vulnerable black throated finch (Poephila cincta), which is protected under local and state government legislation.