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Canberra National Zoo & Aquarium



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Fairy Penguins at Canberra Zoo and Aquarium.Canberra Zoo and Aquarium holds some of the most beautiful animals and aquatic creature from all over the world, with monkeys, giraffes, tigers and bears, plus a selection of rare and dangerous fish on display in the aquarium.

Australian animals include kangaroos, koalas, wombats, emus, little penguins and many more.

You can spend a few hours or the whole day at the National Zoo & Aquarium and enjoy the pleasant surroundings that only the Canberra Zoo gives to all visitors. As keen photographers, we are delighted that most of the animal enclosures are large and constructed to assimilate the animals natural home surroundings. You are also given clear sight to the animals and while the enclosures are large, the animals are easy to see.

Cheetah photograph taken at Canberra Zoo.No visit to Canberra would be complete without a visit to the National Zoo and Aquarium, located on Lady Denman Drive, just 5 minutes from the city centre.

Situated on 25 acres of natural bush land, Canberra Zoo & Aquarium is host to a wide variety of aquatic creatures including sharks and huge gropers, with a good collection of exotic overseas and Australian animals including Lions, Tigers, Penguins, Bears, Leopards, Kangaroos and Koalas.

All displays are handily situated, so that a minimum of walking is required to allow visitors to see all the different animals in the one day.

The Zoo is wheelchair friendly with excellent facilities including a cafe and souvenir shop.

Suggested must see animals are the Sun Bears, which will delight all with their playful antics and cute facial expressions.

Try to visit their enclosure around feeding time and you will see such a show from these loveable, but wild, creatures.

Perhaps you are the adventurous type and would like to experience the thrill of hand feeding some of Canberra Zoo's wild animals.

Sun bear with curling tongue. There are special interactive tours available at the zoo with a close up introduction to the Cheetahs being the most popular.

A special attraction is the white lions. I haven't seen any other Australian Zoo with these particular animals. The viewing area is ideally placed so you can see these magnificent creatures fairly close. Feeding time is really interesting.

Don't miss the Canberra Zoo. The real beauty is that you get a two for one type deal in that it's a zoo and an aquarium, so plan to spend a full day to see the lot.

Canberra Zoo and Aquarium is open everyday except Christmas Day

Hours: 10.00am - 5.00pm.