PLEASE CONSIDER READING THIS PAGE BEFORE VISITING.
REMEMBER, KANGAROO CREEK FARM IS A FARM.
Farms present many potential hazards such as animals, fur, dirt, uneven ground, and too many others to list comprehensively. It is not a sterile environment, and animals are not machines. Kangaroo Creek Farm and its operators cannot and will not accept any liability for loss or injury should you choose to visit. If you must bring your dog to the farm, then it with the conditions that the dog is on a leash, or in arms, or in a purse, or in a carrier, or in a dog carriage, that the dog be friendly and calm. Please read our FAQ for more about this. Absolutely no smoking on the farm. A carelessly discarded cigerette butt can make an animal seriously ill or start a fire. Please be considerate, police your own children and use common sense. Abusive behavior to animals or staff will not be tolerated and we reserve the right to ask anyone to leave at any time. Thank You.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Are dogs allowed at the farm?
If you must bring your dog to the farm, then it with the conditions that the dog is on a leash, or in arms, or in a purse, or in a carrier, or in a dog carriage, that the dog be friendly and calm (not constant barking), that the owner be with the dog at all times (don’t leave it tied up somewhere and leave it), and that the dog not be taken near any fence line or enclosure that contains animals and birds. Dogs that are small enough that they can easily be held in their owner’s arms, in their purse, or in a zipped up dog carriage can go into the animal enclosures with their owner. All other dogs must stay outside the enclosures and away from the fence lines, but can be walked around the property on a leash. Please come prepared to pick up your dog’s poop! We are making these concessions because some people were resorting to leaving their dog in their car. DON’T LEAVE YOUR DOG IN YOUR CAR, EVEN FOR A LITTLE WHILE. If you have one of the new models of car that has a “pet mode” option in which the air conditioning comes on if the car temperature goes over a certain temperature, then get a sticker for your window. People are not accustomed to this feature yet, and will assume the dog is in danger.
Why do we have kangaroos, and why are they not living in the wild?
Our original animals were rescues and came to us out of New Zealand (which they are not native to) New Zealand was in the process of eliminating all their non-native species (shooting and poisoning). If we had not removed them from New Zealand, they would have been destroyed. The rest of our kangaroos and wallabies came from other North American breeders. We keep kangaroos and wallabies strictly as pets. We do not breed them for their meat or their hides. Kangaroos outside of Australia are very valuable because it has been impossible to import them from Australia since the 1960’s. The ones that were outside of Australia at that time could not be sent back.
We do rescue a number of other species. 100% of our parrots are rescues. We give them a forever home. We have also rescued a number of sugar gliders. We’ve also been “gifted” numerous chickens and ducks and a few rabbits by people who think the appropriate way to get rid of their unwanted animals/birds is to boost them over our fence!
Kangaroo Creek Farm is not a charity, nor is it a not-for-profit, or registered organization. It is simply a family run and owned business.
Do we breed kangaroos and wallabies for their meat and hides?
No, we do not. All our kangaroos and wallabies are hobby farm pets. They all have names, and almost all of them live out their entire lives with us. You may have seen exotic meat, including kangaroo meat, on the shelf in local stores. All of the kangaroo meat for sale, anywhere in the world, is from wild culled sources and comes directly from Australia. Australia exports kangaroo meat and hides to about 50 different countries. In Canada, a kangaroo is a very valuable animal. It would not be economical to breed them for their meat, and in fact there are no licensed abattoirs to send them to for slaughter, even if we were so inclined, which we definitely are not.
COST TO VISIT THE FARM – CASH ONLY
Save 50% on adult admission by purchasing a punch card from Olive Us in Lake Country or Vernon between November 1st and March 1st. We will no longer be offering them for sale at the farm.
We reserve the right to change our fees without notice. The admission fees posted on the website at www.kangaroocreekfarm.com take precedence over any out of date advertising. Your Admission keeps our farm staffed and running smoothly.
We are trying to keep our farm as non-commercial and “un-Disney-fied” as possible. Your admission fee goes toward covering the considerable cost of employee wages (we don’t have volunteers), lease-hold costs and improvements, liability insurance, driveway improvements, additional fencing, gates, signage, buildings, porta potties and associated supplies, hand-wash stations, etc and so on. Admissions have nothing to do with the welfare of the animals. You can rest assured that the animals have always been well cared for and always will be, regardless. We only accept cash, punch cards or gift cards at this time.
SPECIAL REMINDER TO GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS
Commercial groups such as schools, daycares, retirement homes, clubs and organizations must book by email at email@example.com. You will receive an email you back very promptly with confirmation and a lot of useful info. Unfortunately we cannot accept bookings by phone. To avoid possible disappointment, please book as far in advance as possible as we try to limit how many large commercial groups are allowed to come at the same time. Click here to learn more about group and commercial visits.
PLEASE HEAD TO OUR RULE PAGE TO LEARN THE DO'S & DON'TS
BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT THE KANGAROO FARM
There is public seating available for picnics and self-catered birthday parties. There is no extra charge to hold a birthday party at Kangaroo Creek Farm. Please tidy up after yourself and please don’t let your kids pick or trample the flowers.
We are having a bit of a problem with parents socializing on the lawn and sending their kids into the animal pens unaccompanied. This is not acceptable. I shouldn’t have to leave my work to search the property for a 2 year olds parents!
Birthday parties need to be cleaned up and gone by closing. There are bathroom facilities behind the house (porta potty). While the ground is a bit uneven in places, most of the property is wheelchair accessible.