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Adelaide is home to Australia’s only not-for-profit zoo, a leader in modern zoological techniques. The Adelaide Zoo features some 300 species, with a total of 1,800 animals inhabiting over 20 acres (eight hectares).
From the moment you walk through the heritage-listed front gate, you’ll realize this zoo does things differently. Adelaide Zoo has a specific focus on Gondwana, the ancient super-continent comprised of Australia, South America, India, Africa and Southeast Asia. Many exhibits carefully combine species as they may be found in the wild.
Walk with tigers and orangutans in Immersion, the second phase of the zoo’s Southeast Asian exhibit. Here, you’ll walk through the rain forest without the restrictions of concrete barriers, the animals seemingly within reach. There are viewing platforms throughout.
Take in a presentation or two, offered regularly throughout the day. There are daily sea lion feeding sessions and a presentation of blue and gold macaws in free flight. In the children’s zoo, youngsters will thrill at the opportunity to feed the animals.
Watch Wang Wang and Funi, the giant pandas, as they play in their modern enclosure. These two giant pandas are among the most endangered species on the planet. The Adelaide Zoo provides information about their habits and habitat, as well insight into what’s leading to their extinction.
The pandas aren’t the only giants at the zoo. The towering Moreton Bay fig tree, planted in 1877, predates the zoo itself. Along with its dedication to animals, the Adelaide Zoo is also a botanic park, with many of the trees and plants labeled with their scientific names.
As you’re leaving, notice the architectural feats of the zoo’s new entrance area which, along with the panda enclosure, is the winner of five South Australian Architecture Awards.
The Adelaide Zoo is open daily. It’s only a short walk from the city center and there is metered parking on the streets surrounding the zoo. A small admission fee applies, although a family discount is available.
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of East End Cafe Precinct and University of Adelaide. Rundle Mall and Adelaide Botanic Gardens are also within 10 minutes. Pirie Street Tram Station is 13 minutes by foot and Adelaide Station is 14 minutes.
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is steps from Adelaide Convention Centre and Lion Arts Centre.
This luxury apartment building is located in Adelaide (Adelaide Central Business District), close to Adelaide Central Market, Rundle Mall, and Victoria Square. Also nearby are Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Casino.
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rundle Mall, University of Adelaide, and Victoria Square. Adelaide Casino and Adelaide Botanic Gardens are also within 15 minutes. Pirie Street Tram Station is 7 minutes by foot and Adelaide Station is 11 minutes.
Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Women's and Children's Hospital and Adelaide Zoo. Adelaide Oval and Adelaide Botanic Gardens are also within 1 mi (2 km). Adelaide Station is 25 minutes by foot and Pirie Street Tram Station is 29 minutes.
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is steps from Lion Arts Centre and Adelaide Convention Centre.
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rundle Mall, South Australian Museum, and Rymill Park. Adelaide Oval is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away. Pirie Street Tram Station is 10 minutes by foot and Adelaide Station is 12 minutes.
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Beehive Corner Building, Rundle Mall, and Adelaide Casino. Victoria Square and Adelaide Convention Centre are also within 10 minutes. Pirie Street Tram Station and Adelaide Station are within a 5-minute walk.