Looming changes for David Fleay Wildlife Park
An article in the Gold Coast Sun reporting moves for creating a closer link with David Fleay Wildlife Park and Currumbin Sanctuary is of concern.
The article goes to report the dwindling numbers of visitors compared to Currumbin Sanctuary. Article from Gold Coast Bulletin
One thing is correct David Fleay Wildlife Park doesn’t have the backing of a marketing machine to drive numbers. This park was entrusted to the government for the people of the Gold Coast to keep the dream that David Fleay had alive.
Conservation and research of Australian animals in a unique environment was his intention.
My personal concern is that the essence of this park could change. It is an authentic Australian Experience with Australian wildlife in a natural environment.
Not being born in Australia maybe I look at this in a different light, it reminds me of when we first came here, the smells, the plants, the unique wildlife, this fascinating place called Australia!
Yes it undoubtedly requires some injection of money and marketing, to make it more profitable and commercially viable but let’s not forget it belongs to us.
Let’s keep David Fleay Wildlife Park a unique place for locals and tourist interstate and overseas, where they can come and feel and see the essence of this country.