Zoo Zurich's Australia exhibit is home to Koalas, Wallabies, Perentie and other australian animals. It gives an insight into Australia's fascinating animal kingdom. It also illustrates how invasive species threaten the australian fauna. The Australia exhibit is closely linked with a conservation project in Australia.
Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
- Maisy (f), *1.2.2016 at the Australian Reptile Park, in Zurich since 7.6.20019
- Tarni (m), *4.5.2020 at Zoo Duisburg, in Zurich since 9.5.2022
- Bennett’s wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)
- Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)
- European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
- Exuma Island iguana (Cyclura cychlura figginsi)
- Rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus)
Find information on all these animal species in our animal lexicon:
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.
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).
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.
With its two shell-like roof elements, the Australia house is reminiscent of the iconic Sydney Opera House.