Brahminy Kite (Byron)
Hi, my name is Byron and I’m a beautiful brahminy kite. I am a raptor and have a very keen eye – I don’t miss a thing when I’m out and about, exploring my home here at Australia Zoo. I have a gentle and loving nature and like to consider myself a bit of a water-baby! I enjoy swimming and bathing in my pond and playing under the hose with my keepers. Once I’m soaking wet, I love to soak up some sun. You can spot me spreading my big, broad wings and looking super cute when you visit me at the Zoo. I have an impressive wingspan, so make sure you keep your camera handy!
I came to be at Australia Zoo because I fell from my nest when I was a baby. I had a pelvis injury that required intense rehabilitation from caring vets. I couldn’t be released back into the wild because my injuries meant I wouldn’t survive in the wild.
I am loved by my keepers and together we aim to raise awareness for my wild counterparts! Unfortunately, they often fall victim to fishing line entanglement and car strikes.
$50 Bronze Adoption
$100 Silver Adoption
$250 Gold Adoption
$500 Platinum Adoption
$10,000 Ultimate Adoption
Most of the inclusions in your adoption pack are online, meaning that your adoption is not only helping one of our animals, but the environment too!
All animal adoptions are a single payment and last for 12 months from the date of purchase. You can choose to renew your adoption after this time and continue your support of our animals and wildlife conservation efforts.
If you would like to contribute more than the specified adoption amounts, you are more than welcome to do so! Please contact us by email or phone to find out more.
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* Each guest pass is valid for a single day entry only, to be used within 12 months of adoption purchase. For Gold, Platinum and Ultimate adoptions, guest passes can be used for multiple single day entries for one person, or single day entries for up to the specified amount of people.
^ Subject to availability and must be pre-booked to avoid disappointment. Age, group size and animal restrictions apply; animal encounters are subject to the usual encounter terms and conditions for each animal. Due to health and safety restrictions, saltwater crocodiles are not available for guest encounters; another animal/species will be substituted.
Please note: While all of the animals available for adoption are usually on display at the Zoo and/or participate in encounters, adopting an animal does not guarantee the chance of seeing or meeting them if visiting the Zoo. Animal availability is subject to change; there may be times when animals may be temporarily off display due to unforeseen circumstances, such as veterinary check-ups or enclosure maintenance. If booking one of our amazing animal encounters to meet your adoptee, please advise staff of the animal you adopt at the time of booking.
Animal adoptions and associated elements are non-refundable, non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.
*Please allow up to 3 weeks for the delivery of your gift pack, if applicable.