Great Plains Zoo opens Australia exhibit

Kangaroos, emus and other creatures native to Australia are ready to greet visitors to the latest exhibit at the Great Plains Zoo.

The Walkout Australia exhibit officially opens today, featuring red and grey kangaroos, wallabies, emus, camels and more.

The design of the kangaroo area allows visitors to be in the same space as the kangaroos as long as they do not touch.

There’s also a hands-on exhibit allowing visitors to feed lorikeets, a rainbow colored bird found in the coastal lands of Australia.

Visitors buy nectar for $2 per cup and then step inside to feed the birds.

The Alice Springs Sheep Station also provides space for visitors to pet and brush a flock of sheep.

An additional aviary features Australians birds including black swans, kookaburras, whistling ducks and Nicobar pigeons.

 

“Our goal with the new Walkout Australia is to give people interactive experiences with the amazing animals of Australia,” said Elizabeth Whealy, the zoo’s president and CEO. “Along the way, we tell the story of the fun and quirky Australian slang and give people a real sense of Australia with Aussie animals, artwork and language.”

The zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Great Plains Zoo opens Australia exhibit

Kangaroos, emus and other creatures native to Australia are ready to greet visitors to the latest exhibit at the Great Plains Zoo.

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