About Us

Welcome to Australian Bush Buddies, owned and operated by an experienced zoo keeper Louise McKay with help from husband Alistair. We’re famous for Wildlife. Enjoy our fabulous wildlife presented to you in your own comfort zone.

Alistair and Louise have many decades of working with wildlife and in the zoo industry. Both studying Certificate 3 in Tourism (Attractions), Al started at Bulleens Lion Park at Beenleigh, Queensland in the late 1970s and then progressing back to Wildlife parks on the Gold Coast including Currumbin Sanctuary with Alex Griffiths and working under Des Spittal.

More recently Louise spent many years at Dreamworld Wildlife Experience under the direction of Al Mucci and Vere Nicholson who to this date happily supports Australian Bush Buddies.

Louise is definitely a people person trained with celebrities and international guests with a strong ongoing relationship with Frank Manthey and Kev Bradley from the Save the Bilby Foundation.

 Be assured all presenters are very experienced and professionally trained.

Some previous works include with Big Cats, Birds of Prey, Crocodiles and Marsupials including Bilbies, Tasmanian Devils, Mahogany gliders and of course Koalas.

When you book Australian Bush Buddies you are engaging many decades of wildlife experience.

ranger-luluRanger Lou Lou

Louise loves bringing to you our fantastic wildlife, as a trained professional this adds to her exceptional wildlife demonstrations.

More recently Louise spent many years at Dreamworld. Ranger Lou Lou was given great opportunities with lots of PR work as well as Stories on Television with Totally Wild.

Ranger Lou lou is definitely a people person extraordinaire, trained with celebrities and international guests. Continual strong ongoing relationship with the Save the Bilby Foundation. Lou studied certificate 3 in Tourism (Tourist Attractions) then worked at Currumbin Sanctuary in 1990s.

Lou lou has a passion for her animals and is a licenced Mobile Wildlife Demonstrator, Licenced under Queensland Biosecurity. Some previous zoological works include with Big Cats, Birds of Prey, Crocodiles and Marsupials including Conservation works for Bilbies, Tasmanian Devils, Mahogany Gliders, and of course Koalas. Ranger Lou lou holds an Australian Child Worker Blue Card and offers her demonstration services fully insured.

When you book Australian Bush Buddies you are engaging many decades of wildlife experience.

ranger-alRanger Al

Ranger Al has worked towards conservation of wildlife since he was a young boy. Acting as a volunteer with Australian Bush Buddies.

Working at Bullens Lion Park Beenleigh Qld later to Currumbin Sanctuary, working under then Curator Des Spittall on the Gold Coast in the late 1990s.

Ranger Al studied Certificate 3 in Tourism (Tourist Attractions). Previous council member of Victorian Aviculture Council, representing the Australian Bird Breeders Association. 

Ranger Al remains active in the wildlife world, he holds an Australian Child Worker Blue Card and offers his demonstration services fully insured.

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