Zoo's in Brisbane
Continent Australia is famous in itself being the home for
some of the
most unique species of animals in the world.
Count in the marsupials:
the kangaroo and the koala and the
only mammal that lays eggs, the duck-billed platypus. Being
the only place in the world where these
animals can live, it
has been a duty from the people from down-under to take god
care of these beings to survive the test of time; thus, the
emergence of zoos and animal parks. Brisbane is home to
three important animal parks that have become a preservation
area for these animals,
as well as a structural chance for
the locals to view these animals while they are in their
blessed captivity. Probably everyone knows the popular
television personality Steve Irwin, also known as the
Crocodile Hunter, who succumbed to his eternal peace after
being pierced by a stingray. Despite the unexpected death,
his legacy as a wildlife expert and conservationist will
always remain, especially as the owner and operator of the
Australia Zoo, which has become one of the most popular
tourist attractions in the country.
|The zoo is located
on the Beautiful Sunshine Coast, just 45 minutes North of
Among the animals that are being housed in the Australia
are kangaroos, lemurs, otters, Tasmanian devils, tigers,
wombats, camels, exotic parrots, honeyeaters, raptors,
ratites, finches, tortoises and
turtles, venomous snakes and
many more. Australia Zoo is also a recipient of many awards
such as the Major Tourist Attraction award from the 2002,
2003 and 2007 Queensland Tourism Awards, Best Tourism
Retailing Outlet from the 2006 Australian Tourism Awards,
Hall of Fame Award Winner 2001 Glasshouse Country Business
Awards and a lot more.
Established in 1969 by the original owner Bill Williams,
Brisbane's Alma Park Zoo was actually a market garden before
it was transformed into a native animal sanctuary. It is
located north of the Brisbane of the Central Business
District. Acquisition of exotic animals has been approved by
the government after it was registered into a zoo in 1973.
In 1981, it was sold to David and Erica Bailey which marked
the zoo's more prosperous period and started receiving some
recognition and awards.
Some animals in the Alma Park Zoo are the ring-tailed lemur,
koala, black-handed spider monkey, squirrel monkey,
marmoset, sacred baboon, species
of deer and kangaroo, Asian
sun bear, Arabian camel, carpet python, dingo, water dragon
and a lot more.
Brisbane is also home to the world's first and largest koala
sanctuary, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The land is home
to over 130 koalas and other animals as well such as the
echidna, wombat, Tasmanian devil, kangaroos, kookaburra,
shingle-back lizard, snake species, fruit bat and dingo.