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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
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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

     
 
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