Mogo Zoo

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Mogo Zoo
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Date opened 17 November 1991
Location Mogo, New South Wales, AUS
Coordinates 35°47′43″S 150°09′33″E / 35.7954°S 150.1592°E / -35.7954; 150.1592Coordinates: 35°47′43″S 150°09′33″E / 35.7954°S 150.1592°E / -35.7954; 150.1592
Number of animals 221
Number of species 42
Website www.mogozoo.com.au

Mogo Zoo is a small privately owned zoo in Mogo on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is a member of ARAZPA and has had success in breeding programs for endangered species, including the Snow Leopard, Cotton-top Tamarin, Red Panda, and Sumatran Tiger. It is one of only two zoos in Australia exhibit white lions (the other being the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra . Unlike most small Australian zoos, Mogo Zoo focuses on exotic species. It is owned by Sally Padey.[1]

Mogo Zoo exhibits include a small reptile house, a large African savanna, and a series of islands for primate species. The zoo is currently building an exhibit for a pair of Chimpanzees that were not wanted in any other zoos in Australia, an act typical of the zoo's propensity for adopting unwanted animals.[1] Until recently[when?] it held the only Kea in any Australian zoo, and was also the home of the last Red-handed Tamarin in Australasia. Other previously held species include the Little Penguin, Cougar, and Crab-eating Macaque.

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  1. ^ a b "Mogo Zoo". Archived from the original on 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 

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