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New General Manager for Kyabram Fauna Park

Lachlan Gordon has been appointed as the General Manager of Kyabram Fauna Park and will start his new role on Tuesday 12 March 2019.

Mr Gordon brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role having worked in the zoological industry for 12 years at attractions including Australia Zoo, Cairns Safari Park, Cairns Tropical Zoo and Paradise Country.

Since 2016, Mr Gordon has been Park Curator of Oakvale Wildlife Park in New South Wales.

“I’m extremely eager and excited to take on the role of General Manager of Kyabram Fauna Park and help grow this terrific attraction to ensure its success now and into the future,” Mr Gordon said.

“I’m looking forward to working with the passionate and talented team at the Park as well as the local community to help Kyabram Fauna Park grow and prosper,” he said.

“The Park has a strong history of conservation and environmental education, and during my career I’ve been actively involved in threatened, vulnerable and endangered species breeding programs as well as conservation-based research programs, so there’s a real synergy there.

“Over the last 12 years I’ve worked with more than 300 species and thousands of animals so I’m keen to get to know Kyabram Fauna Park’s animals and look at how we can develop the collection for conservation aims and the best possible visitor experiences.

“The fact the Park is so well loved by the local community was a major selling point when I considered applying for the role, along with the opportunity to work alongside some of the greatest minds in the Victorian zoo industry.

“As well as a terrific tourist attraction for visitors, Kyabram Fauna Park is an important economic asset for Kyabram and the region.

"I'm committed to using my experience, skills and passion to work with the Park’s staff, local community and committee of management to cement the Park’s reputation as a great zoological facility through its contribution to conservation, it’s commitment to a high standard of animal welfare practices and a fantastic experience for visitors.”

Chair of the Kyabram Fauna Park Committee of Management Marg Allan said the Committee was delighted to appoint Mr Gordon to the role.

“The Committee is very pleased that we’ve been able to attract a manager of Mr Gordon’s calibre,” Ms Allan said.

“We were impressed with Lachlan’s experience and his ideas about how we can continue to ensure the Park is viable into the future, and we look forward to working with him to develop the Park,” she said.