Meet the Altins
Our Crazy Story...
Altina Wildlife Park is a Nationally Accredited Exotic and Native Animal Breeding Facility that does its part in bringing endangered animals back from the brink of extinction, which as you could imagine, is a monumental task. With family on our side we have created one of the most unique, successful zoos in Australia. The Park is set on a 207-hectare bush property on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point. The Park currently houses a diverse range of animals and has successfully been operating personalised, horse-drawn cart tours since 2004.
Altina Wildlife Park is owned and managed by Griffith-based couple, Gino and Gloria Altin and is quite the family affair through & through with all 3 children (Rebecca, Rick & Crystal) electing to work at in the family businesses after pursuing alternate paths. Inspired by a love of animals and their extensive travel trips to game reserves and zoos in Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia, as well as in Australia, they have identified a unique opportunity to develop a larger open range zoo on the existing property. Their development plans which include housing and exhibiting a range of exotic animals, received the approval of the state government in November 2004. The continued growth and breeding achievements over the past 12 years has seen an overwhelming increase of visitor numbers continuing each year.
We are committed to providing clients with an unforgettable, up-close and personal experience that will involve them with nature and majestic animals from all over the world to learn about the environment, conservation, fauna and flora - and have fun at the same time.
The development of the Park has occurred in well thought-out stages over the past 12 years with continuous re-evaluations and new goals being set each year. Over the next five years we will see the acquisition of Servals, Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby, Hippopotamus, Tigers, Cotton top Tamarins and Squirrel Monkeys (wish list ;)) and the building of appropriate infrastructure to accommodate them. Animals will be sourced from zoos in Australia and abroad.
Altina has an open layout that allows the animals to feel free, being able to see approximately 1km in every direction, as well as being able to see neighbouring species next to their own enclosures. Controlled tours allow the animals to remain relaxed at all times and ensures a stress free environment which aligns as closely as possible to their natural habitat and therefore encourages more normal animal behaviours. Altina continues to grow and take on more conservation challenges thanks to the kind support of our much loved sponsors, donators, adopters and visitors.