Mission

Our mission at Australian Wildlife Parks

To offer exceptional encounters with our animal residents, prioritising our animals’ physical, mental and emotional welfare through enriching environments and expert care, setting the standard for conservation and education. We invite everyone to join us in deepening understanding and appreciation of wildlife, fostering connections that benefit both animals and humans.

Our Seven Principles

Inspiration

We believe in the power of immersive experiences to inspire visitors of all ages. By providing glimpses into the lives of our animal inhabitants, we aim to cultivate empathy and appreciation for the diverse fauna of the world.

ENJOYMENT

Each of our parks offers safe and engaging opportunities for visitors to interact with and learn from our animal residents. From up-close encounters to educational keeper presentations, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, Mogo Wildlife Park, and Hunter Valley Wildlife Park are all purpose-designed, and exist to create joyful experiences that leave lasting impressions.

Cultural Exchange

Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, Mogo Wildlife Park, and Hunter Valley Wildlife Park serve as hubs for cultural exchange, showcasing a rich tapestry of animals from around the globe. By highlighting the cultural significance of wildlife in different societies and belief systems, we promote understanding and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all living beings.

Education

Education lies at the heart of our mission at Australian Wildlife Parks. Through interactive exhibits, guided tours, and educational programs, we engage visitors, enthusiasts, and future professionals in learning about animals and their environments, inspiring a lifelong passion for wildlife conservation.

Advocacy

As the foremost advocate for wildlife conservation, Australian Wildlife Parks uses media networks and the global profile of Zookeeper Chad to raise awareness and support for the protection of our planet's most precious natural assets. Through public outreach initiatives and advocacy campaigns, we strive to amplify the voices of those who cannot speak for themselves.

Community Engagement

Each Australian Wildlife Parks location is an integral parts of their local communities. Through partnerships with schools, community organizations, and conservation groups, we foster a sense of stewardship for native wildlife and promote environmental conservation efforts at the grassroots level.

Conservation

True to our mission, our parks actively involved in conservation efforts aimed at preserving biodiversity and restoring endangered species. From participating in captive breeding programs to supporting habitat restoration projects, we are dedicated to safeguarding the future of our planet's wildlife.Through the collective efforts of our team members, partners, and supporters, Australian Wildlife Parks continues to lead the way in wildlife conservation and education. Together, we strive to create a world where humans and animals coexist harmoniously, respecting and cherishing the natural world for generations to come.

OUR Approach to Conservation

CONSERVATION IS A DAILY, AND DEDICATED APPROACH TO ANIMAL WELFARE ENCOMPASSING:

Breeding initiatives where endangered species are carefully bred for genetic diversity.

Wildlife education programs for students.

Coordinated breeding efforts with other organisations, improving genetic health and animal wellbeing.

Advocacy initiatives to raise awareness about the significance of conservation, encouraging public awareness and participation.

Without education, people can’t effectively play a part in wildlife conservation in their daily lives. Our vision for Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, is to provide an environment where visitors can get close the fascinating animals that call our parks home from all around the world. We believe that providing these enriching opportunities for animals to interact with guests in their natural environment, deepens human interest and respect.

WE ACTIVELY PARTNER WITH OUR FELLOW ZOO INSTITUTIONS, AND WE BELIEVE THAT EDUCATING EVERYONE ABOUT AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS IS THE FIRST STEP TO ENSURE THE FUTURE OF ALL SPECIES. HERE ARE SOME RECENT PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE PROUDLY ASSISTED AND SUPPORTED


CASE STUDIES

  • All Case Studies
  • Featherdale
  • Mogo
  • Hunter

Koala Genome Project

Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park collaborates closely with the Australian Museum and the Koala Genome Project, contributing to vital research on koala genetics.

Brush Stone Curlews

Featherdale Keepers have worked with the Nature Conservation Working Group of the Murray Catchment Area to release endangered Bush Stone Curlews back into the wild.

Koala Ultrasound Machine

Featherdale’s partnership with GE Health resulted in the donation of a state-of-the-art diagnostic ultrasound machine which helps to identify fertility and breeding availability as well as injuries and illness.

Brush Stone Curlews

Featherdale Keepers have worked with the Nature Conservation Working Group of the Murray Catchment Area to release endangered Bush Stone Curlews back into the wild.

Quoll Breeding Program

The Quoll breeding program has been so successful that the Park now has a Management role in the National Program to assist these important animals.

Save the Bilby Fund

The 'Save the Bilby Fund' has found a dedicated ally in Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, which plays a pivotal role in supporting the New South Wales campaign.

Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby

We're proud to be part of a broad team dedicated to ensuring the future of the Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby poplulation

Swift Parrot

We are committed to securing the future of Swift Parrots and inspiring park visitors

Tasmania Devils Insurance for the Future Program

This vital program has been developed to build a sustainable captive population of Tasmanian Devils, free from the fatal Devil Facial Tumour Disease

Swift Parrot

We are committed to securing the future of Swift Parrots and inspiring park visitors

Regent Honeyeater

The ecological significance of the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater in Australia cannot be overstated

Koala Genome Project

Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park collaborates closely with the Australian Museum and the Koala Genome Project, contributing to vital research on koala genetics.

Regent Honeyeater

The ecological significance of the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater in Australia cannot be overstated

Quoll Breeding Program

The Quoll breeding program has been so successful that the Park now has a Management role in the National Program to assist these important animals.

Koala Ultrasound Machine

Featherdale’s partnership with GE Health resulted in the donation of a state-of-the-art diagnostic ultrasound machine which helps to identify fertility and breeding availability as well as injuries and illness.

Swift Parrot

We are committed to securing the future of Swift Parrots and inspiring park visitors

Koala Ultrasound Machine

Featherdale’s partnership with GE Health resulted in the donation of a state-of-the-art diagnostic ultrasound machine which helps to identify fertility and breeding availability as well as injuries and illness.

Plains Wanderer

The evolutionary distinctiveness of the Plains Wanderer have earned it a ranking of fourth species in the world that we could afford to lose.

Plains Wanderer

The evolutionary distinctiveness of the Plains Wanderer have earned it a ranking of fourth species in the world that we could afford to lose.

Save the Bilby Fund

The 'Save the Bilby Fund' has found a dedicated ally in Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, which plays a pivotal role in supporting the New South Wales campaign.

Save the Bilby Fund

The 'Save the Bilby Fund' has found a dedicated ally in Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, which plays a pivotal role in supporting the New South Wales campaign.

Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby

We're proud to be part of a broad team dedicated to ensuring the future of the Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby poplulation

Brush Stone Curlews

Featherdale Keepers have worked with the Nature Conservation Working Group of the Murray Catchment Area to release endangered Bush Stone Curlews back into the wild.

Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby

We're proud to be part of a broad team dedicated to ensuring the future of the Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby poplulation

Tasmania Devils Insurance for the Future Program

This vital program has been developed to build a sustainable captive population of Tasmanian Devils, free from the fatal Devil Facial Tumour Disease

Plains Wanderer

The evolutionary distinctiveness of the Plains Wanderer have earned it a ranking of fourth species in the world that we could afford to lose.

Koala Genome Project

Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park collaborates closely with the Australian Museum and the Koala Genome Project, contributing to vital research on koala genetics.

Regent Honeyeater

The ecological significance of the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater in Australia cannot be overstated

Tasmania Devils Insurance for the Future Program

This vital program has been developed to build a sustainable captive population of Tasmanian Devils, free from the fatal Devil Facial Tumour Disease

Quoll Breeding Program

The Quoll breeding program has been so successful that the Park now has a Management role in the National Program to assist these important animals.

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