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Avian Influenza

Visitor info

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Avian Influenza - Visitor information 

Currently some of our bird species have restricted viewing or may be off show completely - this is to protect them and reduce the risk of our birds contracting Avian Influenza (Bird flu). We apologise for the inconvenience. Our animal welfare must come first. 

Is the Park open? -

Yes we are open 7 days a week 9.30- 5pm every day.

What animals can I view, are the play parks open? 

All animals except some bird species are normal viewing, some birds can be seen as normal, some have have restricted viewing and a few are off view. The play areas are open as usual.

Are there any precautions? -

Yes, please participate to protect our birds! You will be asked to dip your feet in the disinfectant foot bath or mat, buggy wheels will need wheeled over the mat. 

Bird keepers - DO NOT wear boots or clothing you wear to tend to Poultry or waterfowl if you are visiting the Park ensure you have clean boots and clothing free of any bird faeces. This is to protect animal health, Avian Influenza is considered very low or nil risk to humans unless you are working with and handling infected birds. All our birds are currently healthy.

Please DO NOT come to the Park if you have been tending to sick birds or have a suspected or confirmed case of Avian influenza on your property.    

What should I do if I see a dead wild bird in the Park? -

A single dead wild bird does not necessarily mean it has died of Avian flu however you should not touch or go near it and contact a member of staff immediately who will deal with it. In the Park we have many wild ducks, Moorhens and Herons.

What birds can I see at the Park?

On-show - Owls, Australian aviary, Kookaburra, Emu. King vulture, Amazon parrot, Peafowl (in the Macaw enclosure!), pelicans, rheas
Restricted viewing - Penguins have a scaffold structure round them to net in, but you can pull back the curtain and walk through so almost normal viewing. Flamingos are very restricted as restricted to the house and feed pen, they are not out on the lake.
Off show - Macaw, swans
Eating at the Park?
The cafe is open Friday -Sunday and every day during the half term holiday. The outdoor decking area will be open for eating (weather depending).
Can I feed the ducks?
No we have closed the duck feeder - please DO NOT bring in your own food to feed the ducks. 
What will happen if the Park has a case of Avian flu?
If we have a suspected case of Avian influenza within the boundary of the Park we will close immediately to the public. We will then communicate when we may open again as soon as any immediate animal health and welfare has been attended to.