Monday, 2 September 2019
The animal care facility at the Bunbury Wildlife Park has now been completed.
The purpose-built facility funded by the City of Bunbury replaces an outdated shed which keepers and volunteers operated out of. Keepers and volunteers will now be able to carry out their daily duties in line with best practice safety and hygiene standards.
Duties include animal food preparation, the cleaning of food bowls and the storage of animal feed and enclosure cleaning equipment.
A quarantine room allows recently acquired animals to be housed until they are ready for their new home at the park.
It also provides a place to sequester the Wildlife Park’s sick and injured animals away from the park’s feathered, furry and scaled residents.
This allows for the recently Zoo and Aquarium Association accredited park to ensure it continues to meet accreditation standards by providing best practice captive animal management.
A staff kitchen also forms part of the facility allowing staff and volunteers to enjoy their breaks in a clean and modern environment.
Bunbury Wildlife Park Team Leader Kellie Payne said the new space allowed the park to operate more efficiently.
“We are proud of the City’s ongoing commitment to ensure positive animal welfare is maintained throughout the park,” Ms Payne said.
“The new building provides more than just a better working environment for the City’s valued staff and volunteers, it also ensures the park’s animals are receiving the very best of care and animal welfare standards are kept high at all times.”
The facility also includes a Universally Accessible Toilet for the public, in line with the City of Bunbury’s MARCIA initiative.
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