Nestled between the picturesque parklands and River Torrens, the Adelaide Zoo is only minutes walk from the city centre. More than 1,400 exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish exhibited in the Zoo’s magnificent botanic surroundings.
Adelaide Zoo has a unique combination of rare and endangered animals and Australian native animals exhibited in attractive, environmentally sensitive enclosures, amongst carefully conserved heritage buildings, and a lush garden setting.
The Zoo represents a significant part of the social history of Adelaide and the Zoo is proud of its heritage. However it is also a modern zoo.
The South East Asian Rainforest Exhibit is an example. Here, animals live in an open low-stress natural habitat that gives unprecedented access to the public. It gives outstanding opportunities for research, improves breeding facilities for endangered species and represents a significant rationalisation of displays.
The Adelaide Zoo focuses on endangered and rare animals of continents which made up the supercontinent Gondwana - Africa, Antarctica, Australia, India and South America. The Zoology and Botany of the Gondwana partners still show interesting similarities and these are the regions represented in the Adelaide Zoo’s major exhibits; South East Asian Rainforest, Seal Bay, Australian Rainforest and Wetlands walk through aviary, Africa, South America, India, Nocturnal House and Reptile House.
Enjoy the animal feeds and keeper talks, Foodland Children’s Zoo and animal petting area.
Nearest city: Adelaide City 1 km
Nearest airport: Adelaide 8 km
Nearest train: Adelaide 2 km
Baby change room
Wheelchairs and Kidz Cabs for hire
Animal Feeds and Keeper Talks
Children’s Zoo and Petting area
Picnic sites available.