Adelaide Zoo Visitor Information:
The Adelaide Zoo, an expanse of 8 hectares beautifully landscaped with the rarest plants, provides visitors with the perfect setting to enjoy an amazing rendezvous with some of the rarest and most endangered animals of South America, India, Africa and Australia (South East Asia as well) – the nations that formed the supercontinent Gondwana millions and millions years ago. These regions still share similar zoological and botanical features and the Adelaide Zoo focuses on exhibiting their phenomenal aspects.
Meet Wang Wang and Funi, the only Giant Pandas of the Southern Hemisphere; watch in awe the stealthily stride of the African Lions, Persian Leopards and the Sumatran Tigers; marvel at the emus and the Cassowaries – the largest birds on earth, the Hippos and the Tamarins, the endangered Tree Kangaroos and their more populous counterparts, Red Kangaroos. With over 1800 animals and birds across 300 different species, a botanical garden with trees 600 years old and a 71-year pelican as well, the Adelaide Zoo offers a wealth of experiences.
Join a free-of-cost Walkabout Tour that answers A-Z all your questions about the many residents of the zoo OR join the keepers for exciting Behind-the-scenes tours and meet the VIP Giant Pandas, the Red Pandas, the Primates and Bears and the Big Cats and the Hippos in their private quarters before they move on to the public exhibits.
You can even sign up for the innovative Brief Animal Encounters that let you meet, touch and even feed the stately Giant Tortoises, the towering Giraffes, naughty Lemurs, the cute Squirrel Monkeys, pelicans and the rare and endangered Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby family. The bravest of the brave can even enjoy a Brief Encounter with the African Lions. A must visit especially for kids is the Children’s Zoo, where you can pet, feed and cuddle the animals; watch their antics; and even bottle-feed baby animals.