Halls Gap Zoo

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Halls Gap Zoo
LocationHalls Gap, Victoria, Australia
Coordinates37°8′52″S 142°33′49″E / 37.14778°S 142.56361°E / -37.14778; 142.56361Coordinates: 37°8′52″S 142°33′49″E / 37.14778°S 142.56361°E / -37.14778; 142.56361
Land area52 acres (21 ha)[1]
No. of species160[2]
Websitewww.hallsgapzoo.com.au

Halls Gap Zoo is a country 53-acre (21 ha) zoo located about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from Halls Gap, Victoria, Australia. From the zoo you can see Grampians National Park. It is Victoria's largest regional zoo, holding well over 160 native and exotic species.

History[edit]

Halls Gap Zoo was originally opened in the early 1980s as Wallaroo Wildlife Park. The new owners in 1998 opened the gates as the Halls Gap Wildlife Park & Zoo. It was sold to the current owners in December 2007 and is now operating as the Halls Gap Zoo.[2]

The zoo opened a new nocturnal house in 2008, along with a wetlands area for waterfowl.[2]

Animals[edit]

The Zoo has a mixture of about 160 native and exotic species. The native animals at the zoo include: koalas, kangaroos, emus, wombats, dingoes and wallabies. Exotic animals at the zoo include: American bison, monkeys, deer, giraffes ostriches and cheetahs. There are also a variety of reptiles (including saltwater crocodiles) and birds at the zoo.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Halls Gap Zoo". ozanimals.com. OzAnimals Travel. Retrieved 24 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Halls Gap Zoo". hallsgapzoo.com.au. Halls Gap Zoo. Retrieved 24 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Our Animals". hallsgapzoo.com.au. Halls Gap Zoo. Retrieved 24 February 2011.

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