Bordertown Wildlife Park
The Bordertown Wildlife Park was developed in 1968 and is situated just near the turn-off from the Dukes Highway at the eastern entrance to the town.
Visitors are able to drive or walk right around the 4.5 hectare park and its inhabitants are all quite easily observed through the fence. Entrance to the park is not permitted.
In the park are Red, Grey and Western Grey kangaroos, emus, Red Neck and Dama wallabies as well as a variety of birdlife.
The park is famous, though, for its colony of white kangaroos that are a genetic strain of the Western Grey.
In 1980 a big white kangaroo was captured on a property near the SA/New South Wales border and brought to the park. He went on to become the founding father of the white kangaroo colony that has grown to become a tourist feature.
The first white joey was born in 1984, followed by a second two years later. From there the breeding program has taken off with around 50 having been bred at the park over the years. A number have been sent to parks and reserves around the country - there are currently around 20 on show in the Bordertown Park.
As their diet is monitored, feeding by visitors is not allowed.