A much loved Ballarat attraction is looking to get back on its feet after a difficult start to the year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Ballarat Bird World in Mount Helen has reopened its doors for the school holidays much to the joy of locals, tourists and the park's occupants.
Owner Lisa Sperber said it was strange but exciting to reopen the park after such an extended period.
"It was very strange after being shut for three months to come back... it almost felt like our grand opening all over again," she laughed.
Mrs Sperber added it has been great to see people return to see the birds and that the animals have loved being back to interacting with the park's visitors.
"We had quite a few people come through last weekend and that's continued into this week. It was great to see people start to come through the gates because we didn't really know what to expect.
"The birds are thrilled, they really missed our visitors. They love interacting with people. The community is everything to us... without them none of this could be up and running."
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