So great that you opted to take a guided tour of the Nature Park. It is one of the best ways to get a secret glimpse into our animals, gardens, cultural displays and history, many of which we cannot fit onto an information sign.
The Nature Park is a charity so your visitation helps us to not only continue to build a world-class facility, but helps us run our education, and conduct research and conservation projects.
Thanks for taking the time to comment and I do hope we get to see you at the Nature Park again.
Thank you for taking the time to comment and visit the Nature Park. As a charitable organisation your visitation continues to help us build new facilities for our wildlife and deliver our conservation education programs that have now reached over 75,000 Papua New Guinean children since 2012.
I am glad you particularly liked our cassowary and tree kangaroo facilities. The cassowary is a wonderful precinct to walk through, particularly on a hot day whereby the rainforest canopy they live in provides much needed shade and coolness. Our tree kangaroo facilities will be undergoing an extension in 2019 with Stage 2 of the precinct to commence which will enable us to display a number of other tree kangaroos so we look forward to building on what is already a wonderful walk-through facility.
I do hope you get the opportunity to visit us again and thank you for your comments and support.
Thank you for taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor. I am glad you were able to visit on our Pasin Tumbuna Festival (Day of our Ancestors) as it is a one of our proudest annual events as it showcases traditional skills and crafts that are more at risk at being lost due to modernization. It is a great opportunity to witness traditional food cooking and tasting, traditional handicrafts including fish basket weaving, bilum maketing, and mat weaving and to see how tapa cloth is make and costumes prepared.
Our spectacle flying fox colony migrates to the Park every year. There visit also provides a useful opportunity for bat researchers who we partner with to gain a deeper understanding of these flying mammals. Not always the tidiest of house guests, but fascinating nevertheless.
I'm sorry that you do not think we have many animals. We currently hold over 350 native animals, representing over 55 species and have one (if not the) the largest collection of PNG animals worldwide. We have been building the Nature Park over the last 6 years and our priority is on the building International Standard facilities and providing best practice animal welfare and care rather than prioritizing large numbers of individual animals. However, you would have notice we have almost completed a new 8 large exhibited walk-through bird aviaries which will house 8 different species of birds of paradise which are currently held off public display but we eagerly look forward to moving into these exhibits for the public by Nov, 2018. You would have also notice our reptile house which is around 70% completed and we anticipate will open around Christmas 2018. These will provide a number of new animal viewing experiences. In 2019 we will commence Stage 2 of the Tree Kangaroo precinct which will also see a number of tree kangaroos that our housed off-display come on-display.
Our cassowary exhibits are all built well and above minimum size standards and we have been recognized for excellence by the zoo community for these exhibit area so perhaps you were referring to the crocodile facility being a little small? Whilst he is currently in facilities that meet standards, we have plans to build a new facility for him in the near future. Our crocodile is currently living in his 2nd home having been moved into this larger precinct from a small home he was housed in when our site was owned by the Botanical Gardens. His final home to be built will be built to cover for continued growth well into his adulthood where he will reach up to 6m in length!
Thanks once again for your interest in the Nature Park and in your visitation to support our charitable organisation. I do hope on your next visit you will enjoy seeing our changes and increased animal facilities and will be able to give a higher score on TripAdvisor.
我們從懷格尼附近的斯坦利酒店來這裏参觀，通過短信和电子郵件進行安排了這次旅程。工作人員立即回復了我們，我們安排了第二天早上的旅程。在約好的時間(在一輛乾淨寬敞的麵包車裡)）接送，有導遊的旅遊費用大約25美元，在門口支付。很值。我們在15-20分鐘內到達那裡，走了進去，和導遊一起開始了我們的旅程，導遊口才很好，也很了解這裏。各色各樣的鳥非常棒；對我來說，那幾百隻(幾千隻)長約30厘米的果蝠是最令人印象深刻的。還有很酷的樹袋鼠、沙袋鼠等。陰涼的咖啡館價格是合理的。根據你的時間和興趣，大約安排45 - 90分鐘的時間。
Thank you for your comments on TripAdvisor and glad that you were able to utilise our services. We operate a dedicated reservations team and our own driver shuttle service as we have found this the most convenient for travellers to Port Moresby who are uncertain with the public transport system or using taxis.
Our tour guide training program is quite intensive as we ensure our staff know all about the animals, plants and cultural displays in the park. Training takes many months (and there are plenty of refresher sessions) so I am glad that it was evident on your tour.
The spectacle flying fox colony at the Nature Park are migratory and come and go from the Nature Park as they see fit. We have worked in partnership with Australia's CSIRO to study more on their genetics to determine if they are travelling as far south as Australia.
Thank you once for commenting and I do hope you get the opportunity to visit us again in future.