Red Panda - Halls Gap Zoo
Grampians Meerkats


Halls Gap Zoo News – March 2011

Animal Activity

A new group of Spinifex Hopping-mice and three more Squirrel Gliders have been moved into the Nocturnal House along with all the Possums. Renovations to what was the Possum enclosure enabled us to bring onto display three Blue-winged Kookaburras and a pair of Barking Owls.

School Visits

The school year is underway with bookings currently being made for both evening encounters at one of the school campgrounds and/or visits here at the zoo. We would like to thank both Norval and Roses Gap for their continued support in this area.

Animal Encounters

A close encounter with one of our favourites, the meerkats, is still proving to be a great treat along with entering the dingo den or holding an alligator, chameleon or snake.

Birthday Parties

A popular choice for the young, and the young at heart, is to have your next birthday party at the zoo. Special rates are available so give us a call to book the bbq and enjoy a great family day out.

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Halls Gap Zoo News – December 2010

Halls Gap Zoo - Red Panda

Red Pandas

It has been a very exciting end to November with the arrival of two male Red Pandas.
“Pemba” and “Mani” have been relocated to Halls Gap Zoo as part of the overall management of this species in Australia by the Zoo Aquarium Association.
Red Pandas are in danger of extinction in the wild from illegal hunting and deforestation with only 2500 estimated to remain in the wild; they are CITES Appendix I listed.


We have just celebrated our 3rd anniversary of owning Halls Gap Zoo. It has been a year filled with numerous additions and changes. New species include the Meerkats, Przewalski’s Horses, American Bison, a 2metre Crocodile and of course, the pandas.
The public can now have a close encounter with the meerkats, alligator, chameleon, snake or dingoes. We had our first wedding, a visit from Channel 9 “Postcards” and have added to staff numbers.

Summer Holidays

Now the weather is warming up and the holidays are upon us just a reminder that the best time of day to visit is in the cool of the morning. We will be open every day during the holidays 10am – 5pm. Closed Christmas Day.


This month we would like to thank Haircutters Workshop, Stawell for their on-going support.

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Halls Gap Zoo News – October 2010

This last month there has been a hive of activity. We have new enclosures being constructed that will appeal to the reptilians out there. There is one for our mid-sized lizards – Cunningham skinks, Bearded dragons, Blue-tongues etc, one for venomous snakes, one for Perenties and another two monitor pits to go in.

Perfect weather for the school holidays has seen lots of people enjoying time out at the zoo. Over the holidays there have been photo opportunities for visitors to be up close and personal with not only the meerkats but also the dingoes, alligators, snakes and chameleon.

We had our first wedding ceremony with Chantelle and Jonathan tying the knot and having lots of photos taken with a selection of animals.

Another special event during September was a visit by Giaan Rooney and some of the team from Channel 9’s “Postcards” show which should air in the next few weeks.

We would like to thank Pomonal Bobcat Services for their continued support and welcome onboard new sponsor BSK Adventures.

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Halls Gap Zoo News – November 2009

New Animals


To see one of Australia’s largest lizards with the most striking markings, the Perentie, wander slightly to your right as you leave the entrance building. Ours is a young one, but will eventually grow to approximately 2 metres in total length.


At the Nocturnal House entrance you can see one of our Veiled Chameleons with his remarkable colouring of greens and yellows.

Nocturnal House

Inside the Nocturnal House we have moved the Common Brushtail Possum and her baby into one of the larger enclosures, moved the Feathertail Gliders into one of the smaller enclosures with the Mitchell’s Hopping-mice and moved out one of the snakes to accommodate a Brushtail Rabbit-rat.

Canada Geese

Some Canada Geese are now in residence with the Barbary Sheep and will follow you along the path, thankfully on the other side of the fence!


Last, but by no means least, we have the ever popular koalas back on display thanks to Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, Barwon Heads.

Art Gallery

The art gallery is expanding with new pieces arriving from far and near. If you are interested in nature-based art, call in to check out the current collection.


This month we would like to thank Narelle and team at PETstock Stawell for their continued support.

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