Meet the Team

Dave Irwin is owner/manager of Raptor Domain and has had many years experience hand-raising, rehabilitating and displaying many species of wildlife. Here at Raptor Domain he now specialises in Birds of prey, which has been his passion since 1970. Dave first became interested when he had the opportunity to assist with a research programs put in place by Gerry Olsen. Raptor Domain is a life time dream which is now a reality here on Kangaroo Island. Dave normally presents on weekends.

Blake is a delightful young man and is a hard worker and a wonderful part of our team here at Raptor Domain. He presents at all our shows and is the main handler/trainer of our magnificent White-bellied Sea-eagle, Marrakia.

Hi there my name is Leeza Irwin and I’m the person behind the scenes. I have delivered many wildlife presentations over the years but now I spend my time running our business and being the receptionist that meets and greets all our wonderful guests. I look forward to meeting you here at Raptor Domain.

Chantelle is our assistant manager and does a fabulous job ensuring everything runs smoothly and to a high standard. She has come to us from Australia Zoo where she presented at the Crocoseum, which is the biggest wildlife arena in the world. Chantelle brings with her a wealth of knowledge and is a wonderful addition to our team. Chantelle not only partly manages Raptor Domain, she is also a fantastic presenter/animal handler and trainer.

Dayna is a very approachable and helpful staff member. She is a wonderful part of our team and it is always a pleasure to spend time with her. Dayna is an excellent presenter/animal handler and you can meet her at the reception area as well as the In-Flight and Venom/Reptile presentations.

Top Tip: Visit Seal Bay for the 9:00am beach walk, then come to our Shows, starting with the Venom Pit at 10:30am, then Birds of Prey at 11:30 stay for lunch and then join us for our “Fang-Tastic” reptile presentation at 1:00 pm.

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