WHERE DOES MY ENTRY FEE GO?
Your entry fee contributes directly to our efforts through providing funds for husbandry and management, animal aid, staffing costs, public education, supporting volunteers and our conservation funding of other organisations.
As a fully accredited member of ZAA we are committed to positive animal welfare using the Five Domains Model which underpins all that we do. This approach requires attention to the development and maintenance of animals’ Environment, Nutrition, Physical Health, Behaviour and Mental Health which collectively affect their welfare status.
- Enclosure Development (specialised environment and needs, safety, security, naturalistic display and interpretation)
- Animal Maintenance Costs (nutrition, health, training, animal keepers, veterinary care, housing upkeep and development)
- Supporting Species Management Programs (relocation of animals between zoos from the mainland and overseas, staff training and exchange programs, specialist veterinary and consultancies, quarantine)
We exchange animals with other ZAA members and recognised international organisations for species population management and breeding and conservation education. Tasmania Zoo has been a leader in creating opportunities tourism opportunities and raising awareness by exhibiting species previously unrepresented in the state, and some that are becoming scarce in mainland zoos.
COVID-19 impact has caused some delays with our global partners but watch this space and our news feed for some exciting new additions to the Tasmania Zoo family!
- Native Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rescue (triage, veterinary treatment, feeding, housing and release to the wild)
Just some of the animals we helped in 2021: Brushtail possum, Common wombat, Eastern Barred bandicoot, Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Bennett’s Wallaby, Tasmanian Pademelon, Tawny Frogmouth.
- Animal Education and Advocacy Program (Communication channels used include webpages like the one you are reading now 😊, news and social media and interviews)