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Australia Zoo: Home of the Crocodile Hunter

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by Jen Alexander (subscribe)
Taking you in and around Brisbane (and sometimes beyond)
Published August 3rd 2014
Have some Snapping Good Fun
Crickey! Have you been to Australia Zoo lately?

I have never been to Australia Zoo. And, if I were to be honest, I had no interest in going, ever.

But when I was (almost) dragged along with the family, I found out why Australia Zoo is "The Ultimate Wildlife Adventure".

First piece of advice: wear comfortable shoes and plan to be there all day. Even then, you may not get to see everything on offer.

My Zoo Highlights:

1. The Crocoseum
This is a terrific wildlife performance. The Wildlife Warriors performance at 12 noon is snapping good fun. Watching Crocs and their trainers, birds that entertain the crowds, and learn some fun facts along the way.

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Robert Irwin at the Crocoseum


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Snapping Good Fun!


2. Pat a koala
These beautiful cuddly creatures are fun to watch, but even better to pat or hold! You can also see the Koalas Live program at 13.30pm where you learn all about these Aussie icons.

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Don't call them a Bear!


3. Roving Wildlife - Throughout the day, you will be lucky enough to meet roving wildlife - get your camera ready for some great photo moments, birds, alligators and wombats /... just to name a few.

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W Have you seen a snake THIS BIG?


4. Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
This state-of-the-art hospital, is home to many precious and sick or injured wildlife. You can walk through and maybe even see a surgery taking place. Here are some fun facts about the hospital:
Up to 100 wildlife emergency calls are received daily
Up to 30 different species are admitted to the hospital daily
An average of 70 koalas come through the hospital every month
Approximately 70% of patients are victims of car accidents or domestic pet attacks
The cost to treat one animal ranges from $380 - $1500 and up to $5000 for one koala
(Facts taken from Australia Zoo website)

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Photo from Australia Zoo website


5. The Tiger Temple
Home to Sumatrans and Bengal tigers, you can get the up-close with these magnificent big cats. Stunning creatures, with lots of photo opportunities.

6. Africa
Have you been to Africa? Well, a short stroll and you will arrive in an African haven. My favourite? The beautiful Giraffes. But you will also see Rhinos, Zebras and Cheetahs.

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Standing 5m tall!


And, that is just the start of what is on offer. You can plan your day and make the most of this amazing place.

This place really is delivering conservation through exciting education!
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Why? Fun Family (and Animal) Fun!
When: 9am - 5pm daily
Phone: (07) 5436 2000
Where: 1638 Steve Irwin Way Beerwah, Queensland 4519 Australia
Cost: Varies - check websites for more information
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