Sponsor an Animal at the Macadamia Castle

Help Macadamia Castle Animal Park through this crisis by adopting an animal.

Have an Alpaca or Koala join your next Zoom conference!

We need your help. Donations start at $19

We ask you to sponsor an animal during this crisis. This will ensure that when we re-open the Macadamia Castle Animal Park, all our animals can continue to welcome guests.

If you contribute over $265, one of our animals can drop in on your next video conference and say Hi! If you’re lucky, they might even crack a joke or two. We promise it will be fun. Imagine a Koala or an Alpaca on your next video call!

 
With the exception of Christmas Day, The Macadamia Castle has had our doors open to our community every day for over 47 years. We love being a safe place for families and friends to spend quality time together – eating good food, having fun, and learning about animals. It is with a heavy heart that we were forced to close our Animal Park indefinitely due to the COVID-19 crisis.
 
Despite the closure the 150 animals in our care still need to be looked after and fed. We still need to provide enrichment and interaction; our Keepers need to continue their work and the Park needs to be maintained. The welfare of our animals is paramount and this commitment remains whether we are open or closed.
 
Animal care is complex. Arni, our Koala requires 3 distant leaf collection trips by our keepers each week. We need to maintain ideal temperatures for each species in our reptile enclosure. Our rabbits, guinea pigs, lizards and birds all need fresh fruit and vegetables prepared daily.
 
Our weekly expenditure on animal welfare is over $3,000 on materials alone.
 
We know this is a difficult time for all, but we are hoping members of our community, if they are in a position to do so, will help us get through this - so we can open up our doors for you again on the other side of the crisis. 

This is how you can help

Below we have listed the amount required for each project and the extra reward that will be provided to funders.

Feed Skittles the rainbow lorikeet for one month
$19.            
A digital sponsorship certificate in your name for Skittles.

Feed Socrates the barn owl for one month
$45
A digital sponsorship certificate in you name for Socrates.

Feed all our rabbits for one week
$102
One free family day pass once we re-open worth $80

Feed Arni the Koala for a week (yes he is a fussy eater)
$265
Have one of our favourite animals join your video call.

Choose from:
·      Fred the talking sulphur crested cockatoo
·      Blossom the possum or
·      Socrates the barn owl

Pay all our vet bills for one month
$975

One of our most popular animals will join your video call. Choose from:
·      Fred the talking sulphur crested cockatoo
·      Blossom the possum 
·      Socrates the barn owl
·      Arni the koala or
·      Maca the alpaca

PLUS receive a family pass for a visit when we re-open (worth $80).

$3000 covers all our costs for a week

Any donations over $1000 will receive:

One of our most popular animals will join your video call. Choose from:
·      Arni the koala or
·      Maca the alpaca
·      Fred the talking sulphur crested cockatoo
·      Blossom the possum or
·      Socrates the barn owl

PLUS a VIP tour for up to five people when we reopen with behind the scenes visits and photos
 
Animals available to join your Video Call.

Fred the sulphur crested cockatoo
Fred talks very loudly once he gets started. We can’t guarantee you’ll get a word in when Fred is on your call!
$265

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Socrates the barn owl
Very cute and well behaved. Silent - he won’t tell you many stories but our Keeper will share some amazing owl facts with you.
$265

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Blossom the possum
 Cuddly and furry. Smelly but you won’t notice.
$265

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Arni the koala
 Doesn’t say much, and could sleep through the call, but drop dead cute.
$975

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Maca the Alpaca
 Who is going to expect an Alpaca on your next video conference? You could be the office or family hero!
$975

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** To uphold our strict animal welfare policies, only one call per animal per day is permitted. We will aim to accommodate your preferred call time and your preferred Video Conference App (eg Zoom or Hangouts or Facetime)
 
We are hoping that our community members will band together to help us get through this so your sponsorship is not exclusive. All funds will support all our animals.**

  • Anonymous 
    • $60 
    • 18 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 18 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $400 
    • 18 mos
  • Anne-Marie Martin 
    • $100 
    • 18 mos
  • Luke Kilpatrick 
    • $500 
    • 18 mos
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Organizer

Tony Gilding 
Organizer
Fernleigh NSW
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