Walkabout Australia exhibit opens at Sam Diego Zoo Safari Park
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is famous for its expansive habitats featuring African and Asian species – the all-new Walkabout Australia gives park guests a view into a new region of the world with interesting and unique species.
The immersive 3.6-acre Walkabout Australia habitat, representing Australia’s rural landscapes, opens summer 2018!
The Walkabout Australia experience offers the opportunity for up close animal interactions with unique species like kangaroo, wallaby and wombats.
These unique opportunities are similar to experiences offered by zoos in Australia and are a key part of their work to engage local communities in species preservation.
Included in Walkabout are habitats for two endangered animal species, the southern cassowary and the Matschie’s tree kangaroo. Both are unique and beautiful species threatened by loss of habitat.
Both species are new to the Safari Park and form part of a national effort to create sustainable insurance populations of this species under human care.
Walkabout Australia takes guests through four different type of Australian habitats: grassland, rain forest, wetlands and desert.
Features animals include western gray kangaroos, red-necked wallabies, brush turkeys, radjah shelducks, freckled ducks, magpie geese, double-wattled cassowaries, Matschie’s tree kangaroos, kookaburras, red-breasted cockatoos, echidnas, sugar gliders and wombats.
A pathway, with no barriers, will lead guests through an expansive grassland, home to a large group of Western gray kangaroos and red-necked wallabies. The kangaroo and wallabies may come right up and interact with guests!