Leading by example and confirming that smaller operations are capable of big things, in 2019 the Bunbury Wildlife Park became the first ZAA accredited zoo in the South West region of Western Australia.
To support the commitment, the Bunbury Wildlife Park hit a milestone with the construction of a new Animal Care Facility with upgraded quarantine, isolation and food preparation areas.
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo upgraded their koala facilities to provide enhanced animal welfare and a better visitor encounter experience. They also celebrated the creation of new macropod (wallabies, kangaroos etc.) facilities. Training and conditioning of the Saltwater crocodile to allow pool cleaning and conditioning of kangaroos for hand injection for vet procedures were animal welfare training successes for the year.
They also did their bit for the human welfare at the zoo with ‘bring your dog to work day’ being a great success for team engagement and happiness. Staff also had access to up to three days of conservation leave for support for wildlife rehabilitation, beach clean-up, bush regeneration and planting and support for the WILD LIFE Conservation Fund initiatives.