Caversham Foster Parents

For 32 years, we proudly operated the park without government assistance, instead relying solely on visitor entry fees. We have never had to ask for help before and it isn’t something we are comfortable doing. But like every Tourism attraction, having to close our doors for an undetermined length of time during the COVID-19 pandemic was both devastating and terrifying. Quality animal care is both costly and time-consuming. We have around 2000 mouths to feed and plenty of ongoing expenses. So we put our pride aside because we knew we were in need of some help.

But we wanted to be able to give as well as receive.

So the Foster Campaign was born!

This opportunity allows us to stay connected to you, and share the joy of our animals far and wide, while receiving some much-appreciated financial support.

After 10 weeks of closure, we are delighted to re-open our doors and share our park with you once again.

But this fight is nowhere near over for us. There is no denying the financial damage we have suffered.

And equally concerning, is the uncertain road to recovery for tourism, with international travel being predicted to take several years to recover.

Our road ahead is going to be long and challenging.

Now more than ever, we could really use your support.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOSTER PACKAGES BELOW ARE SYMBOLIC (our animals do not leave the park) And not all packages are available for all animals. 

We have four symbolic foster packages starting from $25 Australian Dollars that include the following : 

  • Package A – As a thank you for being this animal’s foster-parent, we will email you a personalised photo certificate, that you will be welcome to share on your socials if you wish – help us spread love and happiness far and wide! (view packages via the animals at the top of the page) 

  • Package B – As a thank you for being this animal’s foster-parent, we will email you a personalised photo certificate. And we will also email you a personalised video of the animal, so you can really feel connected. Together we can spread joy, so feel free to share your photo and video with your loved ones. (view packages via the animals at the top of the page)

  • Package C – As a thank you for being this animal’s foster-parent, we will invite you to receive 1 free adult entry to the park when we re-open, as would love for you to visit your animal. We will also email you a personalised photo certificate that you will be welcome to share on your socials – together we can spread cheer! (view packages via the animals at the top of the page)

  • Package D – As a thank you for being this animal’s foster-parent, we will email you a personalised photo certificate, personalised video, and invite you to receive 1 free adult entry to the park when we re-open. You will be welcome to share the photo and video on your socials if you wish to – let’s share the love! (view packages via the animals at the top of the page) 

Perhaps you might like to foster on behalf of someone, maybe as a gift (that keeps on giving!) – we are happy to send it to them directly if you wish, so be sure to complete the notes section, so we can personalise it accordingly. 

We will get through this difficult time together! One day, we will be able to fend for ourselves once again. Until then, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and wish you all the very best.

The packages above are viewable by choosing an animal from the navigation panel at the top of the page. 

Click the button at the top to view our animals available for foster.