Adelaide Zoo

Zoo in Adelaide

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Around 1800 exotic and native mammals, birds and reptiles roar, growl and screech at Adelaide’s wonderful zoo, dating from 1883. There are free walking tours half-hourly (plus a slew of longer and overnight tours), feeding sessions and a children’s zoo. Wang Wang and Fu Ni are Australia’s only giant pandas and always draw a crowd (panda-monium!). Other highlights include the nocturnal and reptile houses. You can take a river cruise to the zoo on Popeye.