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What is WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo?

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is like no attraction you have ever experienced before. Read on to learn more about just how much you can see and do here...

Our unique, award-winning zoo combines state-of-the-art design with stunning, authentic theming to recreate the iconic habitats of Australia.

With a wide variety of intimate indoor and expansive outdoor enclosures, including Koala Encounters on the rooftop and the huge Kangaroo Walk-About on the middle level, there is so, so much more than at first meets the eye. We know you'll be VERY surprised at how big we are and how much there is to see here. Explore all of our habitat zones by clicking here.

It's all About the Animals!

The size and design of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo only tells half of the story. What makes us truly special is without doubt the many incredible animals - over a thousand, in fact - that call WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo their home.

Below is information on some of the animals you'll find as you make your way around our ELEVEN habitat zones... 

Cute, Cuddly and Pretty: 

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  • Koalas
  • Kangaroos
  • Wallabies (2 species!)
  • Wombat (meet Meg!)
  • Tasmanian Devils
  • Possums
  • Quolls (cute cousins of Tassie Devils)
  • Pademelons
  • Gliders
  • Echidnas
  • Dunnarts
  • Bilbies
  • Bettongs



Feathered Friends: 

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  • Parrots
  • Cockatoos
  • Bower Birds
  • Kookaburras
  • Curlews
  • Doves
  • Finches
  • Frogmouths
  • Whistling ducks
  • Budgerigars




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  • Spiders (including the deadliest in the world)
  • Giant Cockroaches
  • Bull Ants (see inside their nest)
  • Wild bees
  • Stick insects
  • Ghost Bats



Scaly and Shelly:

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  • Venomous snakes
  • Constrictor snakes
  • Lizards (lots of lizards)
  • Turtles




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  • Saltwater Crocodile (one of the world's biggest!)
  • Did we already mention snakes?
  • Cassowary
  • Spiders (OK, so we already mentioned these too. But some are deadly)



Best of the Rest:

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  • Butterflies (wear bright colours and they might just land on you!)
  • Frogs
  • Fish



What Else Will I Find Inside?

Heaps! We have an extensive schedule of feeds, talks and shows taking place every day, meaning there's always something happening, no matter when you visit.

In addition to the regular activity schedule we also have keepers and interactive staff roaming the attraction throughout the day, sometimes with animals that aren't normally on display.

Get Closer, Go Behind the Scenes or Dine with Koalas!

In the the Koala Encounters area on the stunning rooftop, guests can get up close and intimate with some of our koalas. You can even enter the enclosure and get even closer for a photograph with our cuddly koala friends.

For the ultimate animal encounter, there's the amazing Koala Breakfast experience, which takes place weekend mornings throughout the year. There's also our famous Behind the Scenes tours, where guests can find out more about what goes on in our back of house areas.

Cafe and Gift Shop

Also in the Koala Encounters rooftop zone is our relaxing cafe area. Surrounded by koalas, finches, parrots and doves, and looking out over the Kangaroo Walk-About enclosure, guests can kick back in the sunshine and enjoy a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Our large gift shop stocks a wide range of quality merchandise and cold drinks.


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  • Koala


  • Tasmanian Devil


  • Grey Kangaroo


  • Agile Wallaby


  • Butterflies


  • Spiders


  • Green Tree Python


  • Kookaburra


  • Cassowary


  • Pademelon


  • Bilby


  • Ghost Bat


  • Rock Wallaby


  • Saltwater Crocodile


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