Debra, a stay-at-home mum of three, loves experiencing and sharing all that Brisbane has to offer; especially southside secrets.
Head to Alma Park Zoo's Giant Garage Sale on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 9am, and bag a bargain. The zoo keepers have cleaned out their cupboards to raise money for Wildlife Asia . There will also be a fundraising barbecue or pack a picnic to enjoy in the zoo's tropical gardens. All adults will receive entry to the zoo at kid's price.
We recently visited Alma Park Zoo as our eight year old is learning about endangered animals at school. The zoo is a bit old-fashioned and it doesn't have any tigers or elephants, but it is an extremely educational and enjoyable day trip.
Home to a variety of Australian animals, exotic animals, and farm animals, Alma Park Zoo aims "to create a unique and exciting experience in a natural environment that will empower the community to be involved in conservation of wildlife and their environment".
Many of the animals at the zoo are endangered: the Malayan sun bear, Tasmanian devil, ring-tailed lemur, and red panda to name a few.
There are lots of Australian animals too: kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles, dingoes, emus, and more. Kids can cuddle a koala or pat a kangaroo. Souvenir photos with a koala, crocodile, or snake can be booked at the Palm Cafe and cost $15.