To walk amongst the Sumatran Tigers and Orangutans within safe reaches
and to witness a spectacular 300 exotic and native animals and birds
right in the heart of a metropolitan - the Adelaide Zoo with over 1800
animals is the right site to be. It is the second oldest zoo in the
island-continent operating with a non-profit goal. The zoo is located
north of the city centre of Adelaide in the parkland; it also owns the
Monarto open plains zoo near Murray Bridge. Adelaide Zoo occupies 20
acres of land granted by the Government.
The zoo is of architectural importance and holds the branded heritage
front entrance on Frome Road and the former Elephant House. The zoo has
a botanical garden with momentous native and exotic floras and faunas
including the famous Moreton Bay Fig planted in 1877. In the twentieth
century, the zoo exported live birds. 99% of Australia's exports of live
native birds, mainly finches and parrots for aviculture were from
Adelaide or Taronga Zoos.
The zoo has a Giant Panda exhibit, which opened in December 2009. It is
home to two Giant Pandas, Wang Wang and Funi. The flamingo exhibit which
opened in 1885 had stocked 10 flamingos. Today two flamingos remain
which are over 70 years old.
The zoo does not house animals in pairs now but the species are now
grouped together as they would be in natural jungles in exhibits that
are well-planned, serving the needs of the animals. Educational
resources for visitors are also available. The zoo's most recent
enclosure is in the second phase of the South-East Asia exhibit, known
as Immersion where the visitors can experience a walk in the wild.
Website:www.adelaidezoo.com.au Email: Address: Frome Road, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia Phone: 08 8267 3255 Fax: 08 8239 0637 Opening hours: From 9.30 am - 5.00 pm everyday of the year, including
Christmas. Admission Price:
Members - Free
2 adults and 2 or 3 children $74.00
Ages 15+ $28.50
Ages 4 - 14 $16.50
Two zoo pass - Adult $42.50, Child $24.50, Family $111