Kyabram Fauna Park, a 55-hectare parkland and wetland in between Echuca and Shepparton, is now open and operating as a fourth site for Zoos Victoria. Joining Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo, the Park now has benefits for children and members, as well as upgraded facilities.
Kyabram Fauna Park is two and a half times bigger than Melbourne Zoo, and features over 600 animals, the largest collection of animals in Victoria after Healesville Sanctuary. This takeover was made possible thanks to a $3 million support from the state government.
“As part of Zoos Victoria, Kyabram Fauna Park can continue its important conservation work, including connecting more visitors with nature and wildlife,” said Minister for the Environment and Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio.
Kyabram Fauna Park
The Park has looked after wildlife and delivered conservation programs since 1979. It has a vast collection of Australian animals, including Tasmanian devils, quolls, dingoes, koalas and wombats. Kangaroos, emus and wallabies roam freely throughout the space. There’s also a large range of reptiles and birds. A mob of meerkats has also recently arrived.
Since the Park began, the team have planted over 7000 native trees and plants, providing food and shelter for wildlife, and encouraging the return of 35 species of birds to the Kyabram area.
Children under the age of 16 can now enter the Park for free on weekends, public holidays and school holidays. There’s also improved animal exhibits, a new visitor centre, a refurbished Education and Conservation Centre, predator-proof fencing and pathways.
This Park is just a 30 minute drive from Shepparton and Echuca. It will help Zoos Victoria expand its wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and conservation work in northern Victoria.
To purchase tickets, simply rock up at the gate. If you’re a member of Zoos Victoria, remember to bring your membership card to be scanned.