Wildlife HQ Zoo facts for kids
|Date opened||2013, (Precursor Alma Park Zoo 1969-|
|Location||Woombye, Queensland, Australia|
Wildlife HQ Zoo (formerly Queensland Zoo), is located at the Big Pineapple, Woombye, Queensland on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland and opened in November 2013. In March 2014 many animals were relocated from the now closed Alma Park Zoo.
The zoo is open everyday of the year except Christmas Day. It is open between 9am and 4pm with the last entry at 3pm.
Wildlife HQ has a range of species from around the world.
Wildlife HQ currently has nine species of primate at the zoo; Ring-tailed Lemur, Black and White Ruffed Lemur, Common Marmoset, Pygmy Marmoset, Cotton-top Tamarin, Golden Lion Tamarin (arrived June 2017), Emperor Tamarin, Black-handed Spider Monkey (arrived October 2016) and Hamadryas Baboon. White-cheeked Gibbons will also be arriving in late 2020. The zoo has the following species of carnivore; three groups of Meerkat (arrived June 2017), African Wild Dog (arrived December 2017), Maned Wolf (October 2018), Serval (arrived August 2020), Malayan Sun Bear, Binturong, Red Panda. Wildlife HQ also have Capybara (arrived August 2017) and several Australian species of mammals including koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, bettongs, potoroos, quokkas, a wombat and a echidna.
Wildlife HQ has a few species of birds including Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Southern Cassowary, Emu, kookaburras, tawny frogmouths and curlews.
Wildlife HQ has a diverse collection of non-venomous snakes, lizards and Radiated Tortoises. The majority of the reptile collection is exhibited in the zoo's Reptile Barn.
In April 2014, a tarantula was stolen from the zoo.
In May 2014, there were concerns that a local music festival would impact the animals at the zoo.
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