Are you planning a trip to Adelaide? No trip is complete without a visit to the historic Adelaide Zoo, a short 15 minute walk from the city centre, easily accessible by car or public transport.
Since opening its gates to the public in 1883, Adelaide Zoo has been home to many fascinating and magnificent creatures including Samourn the elephant who retired in 1982. With more than 3,000 exotic and native animals, Adelaide Zoo offers the ideal day out for both young and old. Covering eight hectares, the zoo is open daily from 9.30am until 5.00pm giving you a glimpse at 250 different species including the only giant pandas in the Southern Hemisphere, Tasmanian devils, Sumatran tigers and the endangered ring-tailed lemur.
Surrounded by picturesque botanic gardens, Adelaide Zoo is the second oldest zoo within Australia, but that doesn’t mean it’s stuck in its old ways. When you visit, don’t miss out on the chance to go behind the scenes with the lions or perhaps the giraffes are more your style? Adelaide Zoo offers guests some thrilling experiences ranging from $35 to $360. Ever wonder what it’s like to be a zoo keeper? Spend 8 hours working with some of the zoos specialist keepers, feed the animals and partake in health checks. Ever wondered what the zoo is like at night? Join a slumber party on the rooftop garden of the Westpac Envirodome, but be quick these sell out quick!
Every day at the Adelaide Zoo is unique with daily zoo keeper talks and live animal feedings, giving visitors the chance to interact with the zoo’s residents. There are plenty of facilities close at hand too, including plenty of picnic and resting areas, two cafes, the new Nature’s Playground, lockers, wheelchairs and pushers for hire.
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