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Head to the Adelaide Zoo, a pleasant 15-minute stroll from downtown Adelaide. The zoo features roomy and well-kept roaming areas for its 1,800 endangered and rare critters from India, Africa, South America, Southeast Asia and Australia. As you enter, note one of the zoo's important architectural features: the cast-iron entry gates that date to the 1883 opening. The spacious grounds are also a botanic garden blooming with native and exotic flora.

You might start with a visit to see the stars of the zoo: Wang Wang and Funi, the only giant pandas living in the southern hemisphere. The adorable black-and-white heavyweights came to Australia after an earthquake in the Sichuan province of China destroyed their home at the Wolong Giant Panda Research Centre.

Next walk through the impressive South East Asia wing to see the siamang (a gibbon), sun bear, Sumatran orangutan, and Sumatran tiger exhibits. Check out Australian natives including several species of kangaroo, wallaby and wombat. Then marvel at the lions, cheetahs, baboons, and meerkats, among other beauties in the African region.

Ask at the entrance about the day’s schedule times for animal feedings and zookeeper talks. During the keeper talks, the audience can ask questions and hear fascinating facts about the animals they care for such as tigers, orangutans, pelicans, penguins, hippos and macaws.

Feel the soft fur of a kangaroo or feed a deer at the Children’s Zoo, where kids can interact with more than 120 animals. To learn more about environmental conservation, head under the green roof of the Envirodome for displays on innovative ideas. The building features hay-bale walls, water-conserving toilets, and solar panels.

When you want to rest and have a bite to eat, head to one of the cafes, food stalls or picnic areas located throughout the zoo.
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Get up close to more than 2,500 animals, including Aussie icons like kangaroos, wombats and Tasmanian devils with a fun family day out at Adelaide Zoo. Meet the zoo’s most famous residents, a pair of Giant Pandas, then marvel over rare breeds like Sumatran tigers, sun bears, orangutans and gibbons. That’s not all: watch feeding demonstrations; spot weird and wonderful birds as you walk through the aviary; and hand-feed kangaroos, deer and other animals at the Children’s Zoo.
  • Admission to Adelaide Zoo
  • Check out more than 1,800 animals and 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish
  • See Wang Wang and Funi, the only giant pandas in the southern hemisphere
  • Learn about the animals in-depth at daily feedings, keeper talks, and free guided walkabout tours
  • Touch a kangaroo at the Children’s Zoo, which features 120 animals
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Great day out

Visited the zoo while in Adelaide and the kids absolutely loved it! My Daughter was over the moon to see the pandas! The zoo staff are knowledgeable and friendly great day out with the family

Thank natalou839
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Expensive school holiday outing

Recently visited the Adelaide Zoo during the school holidays with my daughter. There were kids running out of control everywhere, parents or carers either missing or given up on their caring role. Many resident animals of long standing have recently died, there were signs everywhere...More

Thank tjmouse123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best zoo ever.

I have been to many zoo's both in Australia and overseas and this would be my favourite. So well laid out and so many animals were easily visible. Maybe it was the cooler weather but the animals were all out with only the occasional enclosure...More

Thank Jirrah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Over priced and in need of an update

Luckily we were gifted a yearly pass. The zoo is old, tiered enclosures are dated, dirty and some even empty. Maybe we have been blessed with visiting Australia Zoo, and Singapore zoo recently .. Adelaide just isnt worth it.

1  Thank Westade75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good. The kids area is very good to amuse them.the new exhibition are great and big and lots of room for the animals.you can spend all day looking at all the animals.the pandas are great to watch and very relaxing.

1  Thank pommpie
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