‘Biggest event we’ve ever had’
❝It was great entertainment for the kids❞
THERE were some feathery new faces in town as the Kyabram Fauna Park attracted a record number of visitors to its Birds of Prey Day last week.
The Fauna Park, which is home to more than 600 native Australian animals, hosted two 40-minute presentations from the Ballarat-based Full Flight Birds of Prey Centre.
Visitors had the chance to get up close and personal with a wedge-tailed eagle, brown goshawk, Australian kestrel and a whistling kite, along with the park’s regular crowd favourites including koalas, reptiles and roaming emus.
The special event was a hit, with more than 1500 people passing through the gates according to Fauna Park marketing coordinator Maureen Bennett.
‘‘It was a huge day for the Fauna Park,’’ Mrs Bennett said.
‘‘According to the animal keepers, it was probably the biggest event we’ve ever had, and definitely the most successful.
‘‘The feedback we got from people was really good… and of course it was also a beautiful sunny day in the school holidays, so it was great entertainment for the kids, who got to have fun and learn a few things, which is always a bonus for parents.
‘‘So with that success, we’re looking to do more of this type of thing to attract more visitations to the park and increase its profile.’’
Mathew and Aaron Bain.
Melanie and Jack Lambert.