COVID-19 Update for Featherdale Customers


Australian Wildlife Parks group, which incorporates Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, temporarily closed its parks at 5pm, Wednesday 25 March 2020.

With Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park temporarily closed due to government mandates around COVID-19, Zookeeper Chad (IG: @zookeeper_chad) and his team have been working tirelessly to ensure the daily routine of the animals in the care of Australian Wildlife Parks goes unchanged. “Our animals and their welfare are our first priority. Our park may be temporarily closed, but our animal care routine remains unchanged” said Chad Staples, Managing Director of Australian Wildlife Parks. ‘We have essential staff onsite to ensure our animals are looked after to the highest standard during these unprecedented times’.

During the closure period, Zookeeper Chad, will drive a social media community campaign, #AskAZookeeper to provide comfort to the community and show their commitment to animal welfare amidst the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Zookeeper Chad will pick questions to answer to provide education, as well as fun, for those watching at home. “While our doors are shut, we want to ensure everyone at home can still experience the animals and this is an exciting way for everyone to get involved no matter where they are in the world,” Staples remarked. Kids and the community should send in their animal questions via social media using #AskAZookeeper

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact our Sydney team during business hours on 02 9622 1644 or email