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Australia Exhibit

The 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)

  • Mikey (m), *19.5.2016 in the Australian Reptile Park, in Zurich since 8.2.2018
  • Milo (m), *16.2.2016 in the Australian Reptile Park, in Zurich since 8.2.2018

More koala-Infos (german only)

Other Species

  • Rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus)
  • Bennett’s wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)
  • Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)
  • Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
  • Northern Pilbara rock monitor (Varanus pilbarensis)
  • Perentie (Varanus giganteus)
  • Shingleback lizard (Tiliqua rugosa)
  • European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

More info about these species is available in the animal encyclopedia (german only):

Take me There

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.

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.

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

360° Video of the Koala Enclosure

Take a 360° look at the Koalas's inside enclosure.

Other Australia Videos

Various videos of the Australia exhibit at Zoo Zurich and from the Australia Reptile Park (Youtube-Playlist).
Koala im Zoo Zürich
Icon Tierpräsentation im Zoo Zürich

Tierpräsentation

Australien

Heute
13:30 Uhr
Australien
Koala im Zoo Zürich
Icon Tierpräsentation im Zoo Zürich

Tierpräsentation

Australien

Wed, 17. Jul 19
13:30 Uhr
Australien
Koala im Zoo Zürich
Icon Tierpräsentation im Zoo Zürich

Tierpräsentation

Australien

Thu, 18. Jul 19
13:30 Uhr
Australien

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