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.

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The zoo is located on the Beautiful Sunshine Coast, just 45 minutes North of Brisbane. Among the animals that are being housed in the Australia

Zoo 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.