The Tasmania Zoo is situated in Launceston in Tasmania. Covering an area
of about 900 acres, the zoo houses the biggest collection of indigenous
and foreign animals in Tasmania. It displays animals like emus, wombats,
Tasmanian Devils, kangaroos, koalas, monkeys, reptiles and some 80
species of bird. The zoo conducts conservation program of which the
breeding programs for Tasmanian Devils is one. This zoo is a very good
place for family destination with different facilities like barbecue and
picnic facilities, shop, play area and activities like trout fishing
tuition from expert guide.
Animals found in the zoo
Animals found in the zoo include mostly Australian animals like
echidnas, tasmanian devils, koala, wallabies, sugar glider, wombats,
quolls, kangaroos, possum and a wide range of snakes and lizards. Beside
there are also local birds like lorikeets, black cockatoos, budgerigar,
wedge-tailed eagle, rosellas, king parrots, corellas, emus, cockatiel
and galah. One more striking feature is the presence of some exotic
animals like deer, alpacas and macaque monkeys.
Highlight of the park
A big feature of the park is the Tasmanian Devils at Devils Heaven. You
can easily see these devils feeding at different times, mostly at 10:30
am, 1 pm and 3:30 pm. There are around 30 animals at the Devils Heaven.
You can avail night tours round the park that starts with barbecue meal
including sausages, hamburgers, steak, salad and chops. You will then
head on a Safari Bus to see the nocturnal animals like quolls, wombats,
possums and wallabies
Facilities at the park
There is a cafeteria with a balcony, a reception centre with drinks and
snacks as well as souvenirs and gifts. You can use barbecues in the zoo
without any additional charge. Also there is a trout fishing reserve at
the five lakes and also offers tuitions in angling to visitors.