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STRANGE BEASTS - Filming has started on the Bacchus Marsh Lion Park documentary. Photo – Josie Mackerras

By Lachlan Ellis
(3rd Yr Deakin Uni)

You might not know it, but the crazy antics in Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ aren’t too dissimilar to some that occurred in Moorabool in the 70s and 80s. Bacchus Marsh’s own Ron Prendergast – or ‘Prenda’ as he’s known to many – worked at Bacchus Marsh’s Lion Safari Park, which was opened in 1970 and was home to lions, tigers and water buffalo, when he was just 17. Prenda’s son Darcy is bringing his dad’s wild youth to life in an upcoming documentary titled ‘Strange Beasts’, due to be released in mid-2021.

To read the full story – Simply click on the following link and scroll through to page number one (1).

https://issuu.com/themooraboolnews/docs/mn_2020-07-07

in the 7 July 2020 edition
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