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April 2006

Life's never dull at Australia Zoo


Life's never dull at Australia Zoo

Sunshine Coast Daily Visitor's Guide

Life's never dull at Australia Zoo
News source: Sunshine Coast Daily Visitor's Guide, Autumn 2006

AUSTRALIA 'S premier wildlife attraction keeps getting bigger and better!

With over one thousand native and exotic animals, an army of Wildlife Warriors, an action-packed 24-hour wildlife hospital and one amazingly adventurous Irwin family, there is never a dull moment at Australia Zoo.

There is a constant excitement at Australia Zoo that comes from a steady flow of all things new, different and improved.

No matter how many times you walk through the gates, every visit is unique.

The crew packs in stacks of wildlife action every day – there are always plenty of exciting wildlife shows to see, friendly and knowledgeable zoo keepers to chat with and heaps of drop-dead gorgeous animals that can't wait to get up close and personal with you!

If you've ever wanted to cuddle a koala, hand-feed an Asian Elephant, walk alongside a Bengal Tiger, wrap a snake around your shoulders or watch a massive Saltwater Crocodile launch a strike from the water's edge, then Australia Zoo is your ultimate destination.

Set over 28.35 ha, Australia Zoo is a tropical oasis amid beautiful natural bush land on Queensland 's Sunshine Coast .

As well as the lush greenery and well-maintained gardens, the most striking attributes of Australia Zoo are the adventurous, spacious and artistic enclosure designs seen throughout.

The newly created Tiger Temple , built to resemble the famous Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia , is a work of art as well as an architectural first – Tiger Temple boasts the southern hemisphere's only underwater viewing of tigers and cheetahs.

Australia Zoo aims to be the world's leading zoological destination, and its motto of conservation through exciting education is manifest in every aspect of Zoo life.

From the moment when you arrive and are introduced to an endangered Tasmanian Devil or colourful macaw, to the thrill of seeing your first crocodile strike or the unparalleled feeling when an elephant takes a piece of fruit from your outstretched hand.

Australia Zoo is in the business of making connections between humans and animals.

They are helping to forge not only an understanding, but a deep and genuine passion for our precious wildlife in people of all ages and backgrounds.