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Darling Downs Zoo
Darling Downs Zoo Logo.jpg
Date opened 2004
Location Pilton, Queensland, Australia
Land area 50 acres (20 ha)
Coordinates 27°53′32″S 152°01′12″E / 27.892277°S 152.020035°E / -27.892277; 152.020035
No. of animals 500 (approx.)
No. of species 100+
Memberships Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA)

Darling Downs Zoo is a zoo situated in Pilton, Queensland, Australia. The zoo is divided into four separate geographical areas featuring animals from Africa, South America, South-east Asia and Australia.


The zoo was closed from 27 March to 9 June 2020 due to government restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia. As the zoo had large carnivores it had problems feeding them. It relied on bank loans and generous people to cover costs, and also set up a crowdfunding page to raise money.


White Lions at DDZ
Whiptail Wallaby at DDZ
South America
Red-handed Tamarin at Darling Downs Zoo, Queensland, Australia
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