Sand quarries and motorways
Sand quarries and motorways are contentious.
People need shelter and to be able to move about. But extracting sand for building, and building roads for transport, causes massive damage to the environment. Surface destruction is dangerous to animals that may be caught in its path. And ultimately, people are animals too and the long term risk - if we get it wrong - to the survival of our own species is not insignificant.
Introduced animals have changed the Australian environment forever.
The term "feral" means a domesticated animal that has escaped into the wild and is now causing a problem. We sometimes refer to foxes as "feral" but this is a misnomer as the fox had never been domesticated or 'tamed'.
The Walkabout Park team is committed to habitat preservation.
There are so many reasons why we need to keep the bush healthy. The bush as habitat, the home for wildlife, is essential if we are to save our animals from extinction. The bush is critical for natural carbon exchange and weather, so habitat loss is even putting the human species at risk.
Australia Walkabout wildlife Park's Vegetation
Nine vegetation communities.
Animals, like people, need food, shelter, fresh air and water and to be able to get from place to place. A balanced eco-system including a healthy natural bush environment provides all of the essential needs of life.
Animals in the Bush
Meet mammals, monotremes, birds, reptiles, frogs, insects and spiders.
Our animals are not in cages. Nearly half of Walkabout Park's 170 acres is protected by feral predator proof fencing, so the animals thrive in their natural habitat, safe from the dangers introduced by people - foxes, cats, dogs and cars.