Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide

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Gaze at over 1,800 animals covering more than 300 species at Adelaide Zoo. Australia's second oldest zoo and the only major city zoo running as a nonprofit offers exhibits of wildlife from four continents. At Immersion, walk through Southeast Asian jungle and come practically face-to-face with Sumatran Tigers and Orangutans. A behind-the-scenes tour brings you up close with a range of animals and into normally off-limits areas. Pay special attention to the former Elephant House and the entrance on Frome Road; both of these are on the National Trust of South Australia's architectural heritage list. Plan to visit Adelaide Zoo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Adelaide attractions using our Adelaide vacation builder.
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  • Found the zoo map difficult to decipher. Better physical signage at the path junctions would be an advantage. 
    Found the zoo map difficult to decipher. Better physical signage at the path junctions would be an advantage.  more »
  • I left after 20 minutes, after paying $29 for a senior pass, way too expensive. How dreadful for those poor giant panda bears, on cement, no bamboo forest. please, send them back to China, so that... 
    I left after 20 minutes, after paying $29 for a senior pass, way too expensive. How dreadful for those poor giant panda bears, on cement, no bamboo forest. please, send them back to China, so that...  more »
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  • Absolutely wonderful zoo. Heaps of history, heaps of great animals, and a great emphasis on education and conservation. Obviously the pandas are a huge highlight, I did the panda experience, which Involved entry to the zoo before the public, which is when they feed the pandas, so they were very active. Other highlights include the incredible lyrebird which sang minutes of crazy noises like a radio and laser and a range of bird calls, very impressive. The zoo is set in the old botanical gardens, so it's gardens and trees are amazing and the animals get great use of some of the very large trees, especially the primates, which is great to watch. All facilities were lovely, and the food available on site was delicious.
  • We had a great afternoon at this old and a little dated zoo.Adelaide zoo was my 'first zoo' with many subsequent visits in childhood. It still features many birds, some rare reptiles and beautiful gardens with well established trees and other natural looking vegetation. Pandas are a bonus, but don't visit based on these rather uninteresting animals (the huge enclosure overshadowed the inhabitants..)The nocturnal house was not great and some construction closed a small area near the entrance, otherwise a fun and stimulating place.

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