City wildlife policy
Bunbury City Council this week endorsed its new Bunbury Wildlife Park Commitment to Animal Welfare policy in a bid to provide a “positive animal welfare state” to all species in its care.
The policy focuses on nutrition, environment, health, behaviour and psychological state.
In a report to the council, City of Bunbury people and place manager Isabell Evans said the park was participating in “ground-breaking” breeding programs with critically endangered animals and already making a positive contribution to the conservation of native Australian species.
“Officers consider conservation to be of equal importance as tourism benefit when considering the purpose of the Bunbury Wildlife Park,” she said.