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Territory Wildlife Park

The Territory Wildlife Park is located in Darwin, Northern Territory. It has been operating since 1989.

The park is operated by the government of the Northern Territory. In 2019 it was visited by 60,200 visitors.

They are a member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association.

Attractions

Shuttle Train

A shuttle train operates around the Territory Wildlife Park to make getting around the park easier. It allows you to hop on and off.

Flight Deck

At the flight deck several presentations operate daily with the opportunity for visitors to watch as the bird’s free fly over their heads. After the show a close-up look is allowed at some of the stars of the show.

Territory Wildlife Park

Location

Darwin,

Northern Territory, Australia

Year Opened

1989

Land Size

400ha (988acres)

Number of Animals

3,000

Number of Species

250

History

Construction on the Territory Wildlife Park took three years to complete and the Territory Wildlife Park was opened in 1989.

The parks wildlife collection focuses on animals from the Northern Territory with many of the species display not having been seen in captivity before.

Main Exhibits

Wetlands

A range of features can be found along the wetlands walking trail. These include goose lagoon, a natural wetland where you may sight native birdlife and reptiles. At Oolloo Sandbar you can view water creatures such as freshwater whiprays, barramundi and archerfish. Meanwhile the billabong is the home of a permanent pelican colony who may be visited by freshwater crocodiles, jabiru, wallabies or cormorants depending on the season.

Monsoon Vine Forest

Amongst the tall trees of the Monsoon Vine Forest you should look up to view the fruit bats. As you wander along the path you can enter one of the largest domed walk-through aviaries in the southern hemisphere.

Woodlands

This exhibit takes you on a walk through the woodland forests where a range of secretive species reside. As many of these are nocturnal they can be seen in the nocturnal house as well making them easier to see.

Nocturnal House

This exhibit reverses the lighting so day becomes night. It allows you to see amazing creatures of the night such as quolls and gliders at their most active. A range of nocturnal mammals, reptiles and insects are on display.

Aquarium

The aquarium features a range of exhibits showcasing the Northern Territories aquatic life. Discover creatures such as the water monitor and freshwater crocodile before entering a tunnel which takes you through the water to watch barramundis and whip rays

.One of the main features in the aquarium is the 3.4m (11ft) long salt water crocodile who you can watch swim.

References

Territory Wildlife Park Website – https://territorywildlifepark.com.au/

NT Government Website – https://nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves/find-a-park/territory-wildlife-park

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