News & Events

ZAA accreditation
Join us in celebrating Kyabram Fauna Park becoming Victoria’s newest accredited zoo! Kyabram Fauna Park has been awarded the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Australasia accreditation making it the eleventh ZAA-accredited zoo in Victoria. The work began three years ago when the new Committee of Management and new General Manager began the accreditation journey. Over the past three years the Park’s staff, volunteers as well as community volunteers have been working hard towards this incredible milestone.

ZAA accreditation is only awarded to those facilities across Australasia that have proven to fulfill ZAA’s criteria which includes the highest animal welfare standards of nutrition, environment, health, behavior and mental state which is stringently assessed. The Park has never been ZAA accredited in its long history.



The Park will now be nationally and internationally recognized as a zoological facility with one of the highest welfare standards in the zoological industry across Australasia. This achievement also creates more opportunities for the Park to acquire animals it hasn’t been able to previously. Kyabram Fauna Park is officially registered as a ZAA-accredited facility on the ZAA website: www.zooaquarium.org.au Keep an eye out for the official ZAA logo of accreditation on your next visit to the Park and join with us in celebrating this significant milestone in the Park’s history.



Tasmanian Devils are back!
Meet Polly one of the newest members of the Fauna Park family! Polly is also accompanied by Violet the Tasmanian Devil who recently arrived at the Park from Monarto Safari Park in South Australia.

Tasmanian Devils are the largest surviving carnivorous marsupials and also have one of the most powerful bites of any mammal. Tasmanian Devils have been considered endangered since March 2008. As their name suggests, they are only found in Tasmania and have a wide range of habitats but prefer open forests and woodlands Tasmanian Devils are nocturnal hunters and scavengers.

They are opportunistic in their food choices consuming a large variety of food sources including but not limited to reptiles, small mammals and birds. You may be lucky enough to see them at their finest during one of our ‘Creatures of the Night’ tours or come and visit them anytime on display in their enclosure near the Tasmanian Devil precinct.

 

New Animal Encounters
Visitors to Kyabram Fauna Park have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and enjoy unique experiences with cassowary, dingoes and koalas with the launch of three new wildlife encounters.

Experience the small group encounters where you’ll enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour, educational talk from our qualified keepers and unique experience with some of our most popular residents.

Come face-to-face with the world’s most dangerous birds during our new Cassowary Encounter.  You’ll be able to hand feed these modern-day dinosaurs a fruity feast and witness their power up close in this breathtaking encounter.

Join our gorgeous Alpine dingoes Dipa and Yula and their keepers on one of their daily walks through the Park in our new Dingo Encounter.  You’ll never forget this fantastic experience to get up close to Australia’s apex predator and see the amazing bond they have with their keepers.

Meet Australia’s iconic koala in our new Koala Encounter, which includes opportunities to feed and pat this marvellous marsupial.  You’ll get a tour of all our koala enclosures and see our cuddly koalas up close,” said Mr Gordon.

Each encounter runs for around 20 minutes and costs $30 per person.  Bookings are essential and can be made at reception, by calling 5852 2883 or emailing enquiries@kyabramfaunapark.com.au Fauna Park members receive 10% off these encounters.

“We’re working hard to make Kyabram Fauna Park Northern Victoria’s premier wildlife park and these new encounters give people a unique experience and the opportunity to learn more about some of Australia’s magnificent wildlife.

Southern cassowary
You can now see southern cassowaries in northern Victoria!  Gorge and Adelaide were hand raised at On the Perch Bird Park in southern NSW and moved to Kyabram Fauna Park in March 2020.

Southern cassowaries are large, colourful, flightless birds that are native to Queensland’s tropical rainforests.
Can you believe these birds descended from dinosaurs?! 

Cassowaries belong to one of the most ancient lineages of living birds. Southern cassowaries are ratites, an ancient group of flightless birds that also include the emu, ostrich, kiwis and rhea.

Cassowaries mainly feed on fruits that have fallen to the ground from trees as well as leaves, grasses, seeds and insects.

Spot-tailed and eastern quolls
In June 2020 we welcomed Myrcella and Shireen, two female eastern quolls, and an as yet unnamed male spot-tailed quoll to Kyabram Fauna Park.  This trio were born and bred at Zoodoo Wildlife Park in Tasmania
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Quolls are carnivorous marsupials with a pointed snout, a long tail and brown to black fur distinctively spotted with white. They are lively, attractive animals, with bright eyes, a moist pink nose and many sharp teeth.

The largest species, the spot-tailed quoll, eats birds, reptiles and mammals such as bandicoots, possums, echidnas and rabbits. The smaller quolls eat mainly insects, birds, frogs, lizards, snakes, small mammals and fruit. Quolls also eat carrion (dead animals).

There are four types of quolls found in Australia:  the northern, spotted-tailed, eastern and western quolls.

 

As per the recent announcement from the Victorian Government and in order to move to the next stage of the Covid Roadmap for Regional Victoria, Kyabram Fauna Park will require all guests wishing to enter the Park to be double vaccinated.

Guest will be required to show proof of double vaccination upon entry with either a vaccination passport or a ledger of your appointments.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through the next step of the roadmap.

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