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Tasmania Zoo

Tasmania Zoo is located in Launceston, Tasmania. It has been operating since 2003 and holds the largest collection of native and exotic animals in Tasmania.

The zoo is privately operated and does not receive government funding.

This zoo is accredited by the Zoo and Aquarium Association.

Attractions

Jurassic Swamp

Come face to face with over 40 dinosaur replicas as you explore the swamp area. This zone introduces you to the dinosaur extinction and its similarities to the extinctions animals face today.

Jumping Pillow

Entertain the kids with a jump on this inflatable pillow.

Animal Feeding

Some of the zoo's friendly animals can be purchased with specially purchased food.

Tasmania Zoo

Location

Launceston,

Tasmania,

Australia

Year Opened

2003

Land Size

360ha (900acres)

Number of Animals

1,000

Number of Species

100

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History

The doors to Tasmania Zoo first opened in 2003.

During 2012 the zoo was broken in to by vandals who opened 30 enclosures and allowed dozens of animals to escape. They also killed many animals including a Tasmanian swift parrot of which there are fewer than 1,000 in the wild.

In 2016 the zoo opened an exhibit for lions. They also welcomed the first capybaras to live in Tasmania.

2019 saw the addition of a pair of cheetah and a pair of caracal to the zoos collection. The caracals are (as of 2020) the only ones on public display in Australia.

Star Animals

Primate Collection

The zoo holds the second largest collection of primates of any zoo in Australia. This includes the only Sulawesi black crested macaque in Australia, mandrills, marmosets, lemurs, capuchins and more.

Main Exhibits

Devils Heaven

This area is the parks breeding program for the threatened Tasmanian devil. This habitat is off display but a number of Tasmanian devils are on display for visitors.

References

Tasmania Zoo – https://www.tasmaniazoo.com.au/

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