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Halls Gap Zoo News – February 2010

On the Road

This month Greg has been busy with his vacation visits to local caravan parks as well as to the Hamilton and Ararat libraries and the Horsham Art Gallery where numerous local children met Huey the Dingo, Montana the Python and Shrek the Green Iguana amongst others. Shrek is one of our new residents who came to us from Brisbane Zoo but will not be on display until the Reptile House is constructed.

New Animals

Other new additions this month include Golden Pheasants and Red-necked Wallabies from Taronga Zoo as well as a male Tasmanian Devil from Healesville Sanctuary for the breeding program. The Eastern Quoll are now on display in their new enclosure. Now is also the time when you may catch sight of a joey or two as they venture out of mum’s pouch to explore their surroundings. Daryl our Brolga is back in his wetlands after an operation on his foot.

Feedback over these holidays has been one of surprise at how big the zoo is, as well as the variety and number of animals on display. We now have over 420 individual animals, consisting of over 100 different species, on display with a walking track of nearly 2kms. The range of animals includes many native species as well as exotics.

Opening Hours

With the children back at school we have returned to normal opening hours of 10am – 5pm daily, closed on Tuesday. Any queries contact us during open hours on 5356 4668 or by email at

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