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Animal Lovers Wanted for Wildlife Ambassador Programme

Animal Lovers Wanted for Wildlife Ambassador Programme

Rotorua, 12 December, 2011

Rainbow Springs is launching a Wildlife Ambassador Programme that will give volunteers the opportunity to get up close with the park’s animals and birds.

The voluntary Wildlife Ambassadors will assist the park’s Wildlife Team with their free-flight bird shows and interactive experiences that showcase the animals to park visitors.

Rainbow Springs General Manager Michelle Caldwell says, “We are lucky to have so many amazing animals and birds at the park so this is a great opportunity for passionate animal lovers to gain hands on experience working with them.”

Some of the animals at Rainbow Springs which the volunteers may interact with include; macaw parrots, cockatoos, kakariki, kea, kaka and tuatara.

A highlight of the program will include assisting in Rainbow Springs’ new free-fight bird show which will feature different species of exotic birds that will entertain visitors with their free-flying skills and interaction with trainers. A large outdoor, 384-seat auditorium to house the bird show has recently been completed and the shows will commence early next year.

Applicants for the Wildlife Ambassador Programme must have some background and experience with animals, preferably birds, enjoy interacting with members of the public and be enthusiastic about learning new skills in animal management.

Those interested in becoming part of the Wildlife Ambassador Programme should refer to the Rainbow Springs website for more information:

Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park is an icon of New Zealand tourism and has been open since 1932. Spread over 22 acres of Rotorua parkland, Rainbow Springs is a conservation and breeding haven for endangered New Zealand species such as Kiwi and tuatara. The park offers a unique wildlife experience for visitors, who can see animals in their natural environment, both during the day and night. Features of the award winning tourist attraction include New Zealand’s first ‘open to view’ Kiwi hatchery, and a range of wildlife including trout, tuatara and native birds.


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