Virtual Wildlife at the Australian Reptile Park
The Australian Reptile Park connecting people with wildlife VIRTUALLY! Whilst children are home-schooling, parents are working from home and people are being asked to self-isolate; the wildlife sanctuary on the Central Coast of New South Wales temporarily closed their doors on Wednesday 25 March 2020. However, keepers are still hard at work feeding and looking after all the animals.
The award-winning wildlife sanctuary is making educational videos for school kids to assist parents who are now homeschooling their children. The video series, ‘Animal Tales with Tim Faulkner’ is hosted by Park Director Tim Faulkner, who has previously been named Australian Geographic’s Conservationist of the Year, hosted his own television series ‘Wild Life of Tim Faulkner’ and was one of the presenters on ‘Bondi Vet’.
The Australian Reptile Park is also live-streaming zookeepers daily showcasing their favourite animals and answering viewer questions. Videos so far have included feeding Elvis, the MASSIVE Saltwater Crocodile, play time and cuddles with dingoes, feeding cuddly koalas and virtual tours of different areas within the Park. Staff at the wildlife sanctuary are extremely excited to bring their animals into everyone’s loungerooms and bring some smiles to those self-isolating.
Tim Faulkner said that now, more than ever, he is hoping to connect people with wildlife. “With so many people at home due to the current health situation happening around the world, we wanted to ensure we created a way that they could keep in touch with nature.”
The Australian Reptile Park is streaming LIVE on its Facebook page every day at 2pm and ‘Animal Tales with Tim Faulkner’ videos are posted at 10am, Monday to Friday. Be sure to follow the Australian Reptile Park on social media so you don’t miss these amazing animal videos!
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