Billabong Zoo facts for kids
|Location||Port Macquarie NSW|
|Land area||10 acres (4.0 ha)|
|Number of species||50+|
|Memberships||Zoo and Aquarium Association|
Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife park is a 10-acre (4.0 ha) wildlife park and koala breeding center located in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia. It was opened in 1989, and features a wide variety of Australian and exotic animals. It is known worldwide as a breeding centre for koalas.
The park was opened in 1989, 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.
The park contains a number of native and exotic animals.
- African Lions
- Saltwater crocodile
- Death adder
- Green and golden bell frog
- Red Pandas
- Snow leopards
- Spider monkey
- Eastern grey kangaroo
- Fennec Foxes
- Little penguins
- Red-necked wallaby
- Southern cassowary
- Common marmosets
- Cotton-top tamarins
The park also contains picnic barbeques, gardens, and billabongs (small lakes) covered with water lilies and stocked with koi carp and a visiting eel. It also features a café in the main entrance building.
The park has a number of education talks through the day including a koala photo session.
The park breeds koalas to send to other zoos in the Australasian breeding program.
In 2011 the park joined the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) and has participated in a number of species management programs including koalas and snow leopards.
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