Animal welfare at Bunbury Wildlife Park

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
City of Bunbury tourism, events and promotions manager Isabell Evans with Bunbury Wildlife Park’s dingo pups.
Camera IconCity of Bunbury tourism, events and promotions manager Isabell Evans with Bunbury Wildlife Park’s dingo pups. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

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.

Bunbury Wildlife Park’s southern hairy nose wombat named Sherman.
Camera IconBunbury Wildlife Park’s southern hairy nose wombat named Sherman. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

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.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails