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WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is located in Darling Harbor in Sydney, Australia. The zoo opened in 2006 as Sydney Wildlife World.

The zoo is operated by UK company, Merlin entertainments. They also run the SEA LIFE aquariums in Sydney, Melbourne and on the Sunshine Coast.

Wild Life Sydney Zoo



New South Wales, Australia

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Wildlife Sydney began in November 2004. It was constructed by Sydney Aquarium Pty Ltd.

Construction was completed during August 2006 at a cost of $52 million. It was originally named Sydney Wild Life World.

In late 2006 the owners of Wild Life Sydney sold their attractions group, known as Sydney Attractions group to Village Roadshow.

During 2009 Wild Life Sydney opened an exhibit called Kakadu Gorge for the fauna of the Northern Territory with the main feature being a saltwater crocodile.

In March 2011 the Village roadshows assets were acquired by the UK based Merlin Entertainments Group. They closed the park temporarily for renovations. As part of this process the park was reduced in size to allow room for the addition of a Madame Tussauds Sydney, which is home to over 100 wax figures

The zoo reopened on September 13th 2011. It was at this point that it was renamed to Wild Life Sydney.

2016 saw an exhibit for platypus added to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.

In 2020 the zoo added an exhibit for their first goodfellow’s tree kangaroo.

Main Exhibits

Tricky Tongues and Treetops

Discover their brand new zone, home to Frankie the rescue Numbat from WA , Kofi the Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo and Echidnas.

Devil’s Den

Here you can meet the ferocious Tasmanian Devil in its den.

Gum Tree Valley

Meet the cuddly koalas alongside a range of birds in this habitat.

Wallaby Cliffs

Explore the cliffs where yellow footed rock wallabies hop. You can also encounter a wombat.

Daintree Rainforest

Enter the rainforest and prepare for an encounter with the southern cassowary and adorable pademelons. Exhibits for reptiles such as carpet pythons are also located here.

Kangaroo Walk-about

This large habitat is the home of a range of kangaroos. You can enter their home to mingle with the kangaroos, emus quokkas and parrots.


Enter the exhibit where day becomes night so you can view the creatures which emerge after dark. Here you can view species such as the ghost bat, bilby and yellow-bellied glider.

Platypus Pools

See one of Australia’s most unique animals, the platypus as it swims through the water.


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