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  • They also advertise farm yard animals to feed, this was the one part of the zoo I was disappointed with
  • Despite the farm animals though, the total experience was great and if you have younger children it may be worth going to Alma Park instead of Australia Zoo as Australia Zoo makes for a very full on day

    • by loulou
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      Alma Park Zoo is located just north of Brisbane. Often overlooked because of the nearby Australia Zoo Alma Park provides a great day trip for the whole family.

      Alma Park have the obligatory koala’s and kangaroos found in most Aussie Zoos. They also have a sun bear, camels, water buffalo, monkeys, marmosets, squirrel monkeys, macaques, wombats, emus, dingoes, cockatoos, snakes, deer and Himalayan tahrs.

      There are regular “meet the keeper” times scheduled for the squirrel monkeys, snakes and crocodiles, koalas and baboons. At the squirrel monkey one the keeper feeds the monkeys while talking about them. It is quite fascinating


      to watch the monkey hierarchy in action. The keeper for the snakes and crocodiles brings out the snake and holds it while talking and then you can touch it (of course for a little extra you can have your photo taken with it), there was no feeding on the day I was there. Then the same keeper brings out a baby crocodile and after her talk you were again able to touch.

      Whilst walking around the Park the rangers are very friendly and we were told that it was quite okay to follow them at anytime as they were doing their rounds and ...


      • feeding some of the animals.

        You could walk through the kangaroo enclosure and feed the kangaroo, if you’re lucky you may see some of the kangaroo’s with joeys in their pouch. One thing I had not experienced before was walking through a deer enclosure, one in particular was following me (and my bag of food) walking almost to heel. Near the end of the enclosure “Bambi” actually let me pat her, in exchange for food of course!

        They also advertise farm yard animals to feed, this was the one part of the zoo I was disappointed with. Please bear in mind it

        wasn’t high season, but I have been in better petting zoos in shopping centers.

        Despite the farm animals though, the total experience was great and if you have younger children it may be worth going to Alma Park instead of Australia Zoo as Australia Zoo makes for a very full on day. Another thing with Alma Park is that they have barbeque facilities and picnic table so taking your own lunch is a great idea. Lunch can be left in the car as the carpark is inside the grounds. They do have a café, but the prices are on the high side.




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