Billabong Zoo

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Billabong Zoo Koala & Wildlife Park
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Date opened1986
LocationPort Macquarie NSW
Coordinates31°27′32″S 152°49′12″E / 31.459°S 152.820°E / -31.459; 152.820Coordinates: 31°27′32″S 152°49′12″E / 31.459°S 152.820°E / -31.459; 152.820
Land area10 acres (4.0 ha)
No. of species30+
MembershipsZoo and Aquarium Association[1]
Websitewww.billabongzoo.com.au

Billabong Zoo is a 10-acre (4.0 ha) wildlife park and koala breeding centre located in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia. It was opened in 1986, and features a wide variety of Australian and exotic animals.[2]

History[edit]

The park was opened in 1986, and was a major breeding centre for koalas. Starting in 2005, new ownership of the park has seen it move from simply breeding koalas to a more common wildlife park.

Exhibits[edit]

The park contains a number of native and exotic animals.[3] [4][5]

Facilities[edit]

The park also contains picnic barbeques, gardens, and billabongs (small lakes) covered with water lilies and stocked with koi carp and a visiting speckled longfin eel. It also features a café in the main entrance building.[3]

Education[edit]

The park has a number of education talks through the day including a koala photo session.

Conservation[edit]

The park breeds koalas to send to other zoos in the Australasian breeding program.[6]

In 2011 the park joined the Zoo and Aquarium Association and has participated in a number of species management programs including koalas and snow leopards.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Member Location Map". zooaquarium.org.au. ZAA. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Billabong Koala & Wildlife Park". au.totaltravel.yahoo.com. TotalTravel. Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2010.
  3. ^ a b Billabong Koala Park. "Attractions". Archived from the original on 16 February 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  4. ^ Ian Walker (13 November 2015). "Australia's latest arrivals are a bunch of cheetahs". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  5. ^ Ian Walker (13 November 2015). "Australia's latest arrivals are a bunch of cheetahs". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  6. ^ Zoo Aquarium Association. "Taxon Advisory Group Koalas". ZAA. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2010.

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