Our Animals




Tiger triplets turn ten!

1 April 2014

Balloons, ice-cream cake and whipped cream - Australia Zoo's beautiful Sumatran tigers like to celebrate their birthday like any other ten year old! Tiger triplets Singha, Ranu and Juma celebrated a very special milestone on April 1. Not only was...

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Why you 'otter' spend lunch with Bonnie and Maria

18 March 2014

Hi, my name's Kate. My lunch breaks don't often involve raw fish and making new friends - but that's before I was lucky enough to road test Australia Zoo's new otter encounter, which launched on Saturday! Our gorgeous Asian small-clawed otters...

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Gemma the green sea turtle is recovering in our Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

Turtle conservation a top priority for Australia Zoo!

25 February 2014

We're well known for our crocs and koalas, but did you know we also have amazing turtles on display at Australia Zoo, as well as recovering in the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital? Our hospital sees hundreds of aquatic patients each year, with around...

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Milo, our adorable wombat,gives us a smile after visiting the dentist.

Milo's all smiles after first visit to the dentist

18 February 2014

Riding in a buggy through the Zoo, accompanied by enamored paparazzi is all in a normal day for our baby wombat Milo, who just had his first trip to the dentist! The one-and-a-half year old common wombat was joined by Australia Zoo vet Mel and...

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Head bird keeper Jodi Hughes with Rocko and Biscuit during training.

Rocko and Biscuit set for a soaring performance!

4 February 2014

Our daily Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors show became a little more colourful this week, with two bright new performers welcomed into the troupe. Beautiful rainbow lorikeets Rocko and Biscuit made their debut performance yesterday in our...

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Penny (left) and Rosie (right)

Lunch time reaches new heights!

28 January 2014

Have you ever wondered why giraffes have such long blue tongues? Or how tall they stand? You can learn all these answers and more in our brand-new interactive giraffe encounter with our charming giraffe Forrest! Meet the handsome Forrest and his...

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Keeping cool Australia Zoo-style!

Cool for cubs!

9 January 2014

It's been a typically warm summer here on the Sunshine Coast, in south east Queensland, and what better way to cool off when the mercury is soaring than to go for a nice cool swim followed by an ice cream?  At Australia Zoo this is exactly how...

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Lauren takes a couple of our cheeky Wombats for a wander!

A Happy and Healthy New Year

30 December 2013

Australia Zoo's array of amazing animals will continue to follow their healthy lifestyles as the New Year kicks in and the calendar ticks over to 2014. From cockatoos to cheetahs our resident animals get to head out and explore the vast grounds of...

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Look who just dropped in!

22 October 2013

Australia Zoo was over the moon last week as we welcomed Skye the baby giraffe, the first giraffe to be born in Queensland, into our family.  She dropped in at 10.10am AEST on Wednesday 16 October, the first child for proud parents Forrest and...

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Compare Winston's developing horn to Caballe's adult horn

Rhino Horn - Good indicator of age; useless elixir

8 October 2013

Australia Zoo is lucky enough to have 8 Southern White rhinos in our collection at the moment.  Of that number we have a pair of adult females and their offspring, our amazing breeding male DJ and our two sweet younger boys Kei and Jabari. Each...

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