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  • Aussenanlage Australien im Zoo Zürich.
    Koala in der Australienanlage im Zoo Zürich.
    Bennett-Wallaby im Zoo Zürich.
    Emu im Zoo Zürich.

    Australia

    Zoo Zurich's Australia exhibit is home to Koalas, Wallabies, and other australian animals. It gives an insight into Australia's fascinating animal kingdom. It also illustrates how invasive species threaten the australian fauna.

    Animals

    Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)

    • Tarni (m), *4.5.2020 at Zoo Duisburg, in Zurich since 9.5.2022
    • Téa (f), *25.7.2020 at Zoo Parc de Beauval, in Zurich since 31.10.2022

    More Koala-Info

    Other Species

    • Bennett’s wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)
    • Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)
    • European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
    • Exuma Island iguana (Cyclura cychlura figginsi)
    • Rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus)
    • Savu python (Liasis savuensis)

    Find information on all these animal species in our animal lexicon:

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    Walk-in enclosures

    The outdoor enclosure for Bennett’s wallabies and Emus is accessible to visitors, as is the Lori Aviary located close by that was opened a year earlier.

    Videos and insights

    Video of the Koala indoor housing

    Video: Zoo Zürich, Nicole Schnyder

    Other Australia videos

    Videos of the Australia exhibit at Zoo Zurich and from the Australian Reptile Park (Youtube-Playlist).

    Architecture

    The Australia exhibit has been created out of the former Africa House. For this purpose, the building, first opened in 1965 and listed in the municipal inventory of historic preservation as potentially worthy of preservation status, was redesigned, alongside with the grounds. With its two shell-like roof elements, the house is reminiscent of the iconic Sydney Opera House. One might almost think that the former Zoo director Heini Hediger foresaw the future use of the building when planning it over fifty years ago.

    Australia enclosure at Zurich Zoo.

    With its two shell-like roof elements, the Australia house is reminiscent of the iconic Sydney Opera House.

    KEy Figures

    Opening: 29. März 2018
    Area: 5500 m2
    Key animal: Koala
    Cost: CHF 9.9 m., funded with donations

    Lorifütterung im Zoo Zürich.
    06. March 2024
    11:00

    Lorikeet feeding

    • Tiererlebnisse
    • Lorikeet aviary
    Lorifütterung im Zoo Zürich.
    06. March 2024
    11:00

    Lorikeet feeding

    • Expériences avec les animaux
    • Lorikeet aviary
    Lorifütterung im Zoo Zürich.
    06. March 2024
    11:00

    Lorikeet feeding

    • Animal Experiences
    • Lorikeet aviary