Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ~ Phone: (02) 43751100
Our Address ~ 1 Darkinjung Road, cnr Peats Ridge Road, Calga NSW, Australia 2250 ~
info @walkaboutpark.com.au

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Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia Inc

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The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) was founded by Dr Willie Smits who in 1991 rescued a baby orangutan, left to die on a rubbish pile in a local market in Kalimantan. She was soon followed by others requiring rehabilitation, leading Dr Smits to incorporate the Balikpapan Orangutan Society in 1994 which later changed its name to BOS.

About Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS)

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Today BOS employs some 350 dedicated permanent experts and staff who care for nearly 900 orangutans in its rehabilitation centres in Kalimantan.

Orangutans have lost approximately 80% of their habitat in the past 20 years through illegal logging and the expansion of palm oil plantations. The population is estimated to be declining by up to 3,000 per year with some experts predicting extinction in the wild within 10‐15 years.

The BOS vision is the conservation of the Bornean orangutan and its habitat in co‐operation with the community.

It aims to achieve this through research and education, empowerment of local communities to develop sustainable solutions, working together with multi‐stakeholders as well as strengthening its ongoing activities in orangutan rescue, rehabilitation and release.

 BOS operates three major projects

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The Nyaru Menteng rehabilitation and reintroduction centre in Central Kalimantan, founded and managed by Lone Dröscher Nielsen, is the world's largest primate rescue operation. The facility currently cares for over 600 orangutans while they go through the process of rehabilitation, learning forest skills such as nest building, finding food, and recognising predators.

The Samboja Lestari Project incorporates over 1800 hectares in East Kalimantan which is being reforested to form a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and other wildlife including over 50 resident sun bears. The project is an example of agriculture, reforestation and protection combining effectively. Tourists and volunteers staying at the Samboja Ecolodge are able to participate in the reforestation project with donors financing the project through the symbolic purchase of land.

The Mawas program is aimed at protecting some 240,000 hectares of reserve including peat domes, rich in biomass and an important store of carbon dioxide. There are about 3,000 wild orangutans living in this area. The program is managed by BOS working together with the provincial government of Central Kalimantan.

BOS is supported by sister organisations throughout the world, including Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia Inc, which was incorporated in 2001.

The contents of this page are courtesy of Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia Inc

Opening times

Open every day except Christmas Day.eee

Day time visitors do not need to book

Open at 9am - Every day

Close at 5pm - Every day

Evening and overnight experiences 
must be pre-booked

Contact us

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

1 Darkinjung Road, cnr Peats Ridge Road, Calga, NSW Australia 2250 • Phone (02) 43751100 • Outside Aus +61 2 43751100 • Fax (02) 43751257

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Park Entry Prices

For group programs or for a private ranger-led tour, contact us for a quote.

Standard Tickets
$25.00
$15.00
Adult
Child - aged 3 to 15 years
   
Family Discounts
$70.00
$10.00
Family - 2 adults + 2 children
Extra child - with $70 Family Pass
   
Free Entry - eligibility conditions apply
No charge
No charge
Child - aged 0 to 2 years
Carer with Companion Card - accompanying disabled client
   
$20 Discount Tickets - must show ID Card
Teacher
Student
Senior
Pensioner
20% off Standard Adult Rate
20% off Standard Adult Rate
20% off Standard Adult Rate
20% off Standard Adult Rate

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Ranger-led activities

Admission price includes daily ranger-led activities.

Please check with us as program may change.

 

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Meet Waffles the Pig
Meet the mob: Kangaroos & Emus
Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat

Boomerang throwing
Dingo encounter
Koala encounter
Pat a Python
Echidna encounter
Night Hunters - Predator Birds

Tasmanian Devil encounter
Koala feed-time
Bare-Nosed Wombat encounter
Bush Tucker & Bush Medicine
Aboriginal Sites visit (only on
weekends & holidays)

Meet the mob: Kangaroos & Emus
Flying Fox introduction

0:00 Wild Emu and Kangaroo Feeding
10:30 Meet Billy Bilby
11:00 Koala Talk
11:30 Meet a Dingo
12:00 Boomerang Throwing
12:30 Pat a Python
1:00 Bush Tucker & Bush Medicine (weekends & holidays only)
1.00 Bush-Ochre Face Painting and Bunny Fun in the Farmyard
1:45 Lizards, Turtles and Dragons
2:15 Tazzie Devil Feeding 
2.30 Quoll Feeding
2:45 Koala Feeding
3:15 Flying Fox Feeding
3:30 Wombat Feeding
4:00 Wild Emu and Kangaroo Feeding
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