Bunbury Wildlife Park has received a support grant of more than $30,000 as part of Austrade’s Supporting Australia’s Exhibiting Zoos and Aquariums Program.
The program provides funding to eligible exhibiting zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks that feed and actively care for animals.
Bunbury Wildlife Park received an initial payment through the scheme in April with this additional grant a result of a 30 per cent reduction in turnover due to park closures in response to COVID-19.
Grant funding will go towards operating costs associated with animal welfare including food, nesting materials, maintaining of animal enclosures, health care and any other utilities directly related to housing and caring for animals.
Support such as this will enable the facility to continue to maintain the highest standards in animal welfare as recognised by the parks’ Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) accreditation.
As a peak body, the ZAA represents the collective voice of the zoos, aquariums, sanctuaries and wildlife parks operating to the highest standards across Australasia.
Bunbury Wildlife Park is owned and operated by the City of Bunbury and is home to a wide range of native animals such as kangaroos, birds, emus, reptiles, dingoes and quokkas.
The park is open 10am to 5pm from Thursday to Monday.