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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and tour of the park which is doing a wonderful job with breeding so many endangered animals. The park is beautifully maintained with wonderful settings for the animals and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. It was great to...More
Recommended by numerous as a MUST SEE! When booking thought entrance fee might be “a little excessive” BUT after partaking on tour by clydesdale horse/cart covered buggy,we found it very informative and up close and personal.Far superior to our previous experience at Dubbo Zoo. While...More
Very different experience to other wildlife parks as you are taken around by horse and cart, our horse was named jack and he was brilliant. The staff are super friendly and give a lot of information about their animals. The enclosures are immaculate and all...More
I can't believe how great this zoo is and I like to visit all zoos while I am travelling but I think this one has to top them all. You get taken around the zoo by a guide who feeds the animals so most of...More
I loved altina. Very relaxing and informatve. I loved it that whilst travelling in the horse and cart information was given and the animals encouraged to visit us by given treats , so no rushing to get the animals for feeding time as with other...More
Our visit to Altina Zoo was one of the most enjoyable zoo experiences that we've had. A diverse, eclectic collection of animals. The highlight of the zoo was the horse drawn cart tour which takes you 'front and center' with the animals, something that is...More
Rebecca S, General Manager at Altina Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018
Thanks so much for the review. We are awaiting the approval to build a education centre and cafeteria so hopefully this will enhance the visitor facilities for all to enjoy in the near future. 😊
What a great experience. Our tour guide Andrew was great full of information and made our tour fun. So many babies or young animals with a very successful breading program that many other zoo's have not achieved. Have just arranged to take my extended family.
Response from RebeccaS4763 | Property representative |
The youngest staff members are 17yrs and 19yrs old. Both of these staff members are trainees. Animal training is very intense and can take different amounts of time for each specific staff member both young and old depending... More
The youngest staff members are 17yrs and 19yrs old. Both of these staff members are trainees. Animal training is very intense and can take different amounts of time for each specific staff member both young and old depending on the individuals prior experience, personality, commitment and of course common sense. General animal work is learnt within about 3 months (feeding animals at troughs and cleaning enclosures to high standards) but majority of high risk tasks and carnivore work can take up to 2yrs to learn. Tour training is also dependant on the individual with motorised and mini zoo talks being learnt within a year but horse driving can be any number of years depending on prior experience and the ability to read the horse they are driving. All training is supervised carefully by fully qualified keepers in each field. Age is just a number really with dedication and love for animals a must!