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CANBERRA’S ZOO MORE THAN DOUBLES IN SIZE

Image Credits – National Zoo and Aquarium

White rhinos, maned wolves and zebras are just some of the host of new animals at Canberra’s National Zoo and Aquarium.

A new open-range extension has officially been opened, more than doubling the size of the existing zoo.

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It’s one of the few open range sections of a zoo found in a city environment, with most located in country areas.

Visitors can see a range of young animals, many of which have been off display till now, including a baby giraffe, zebra foals, adolescent lemurs, a baby siamang and elk calves.

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Not only is the expansion great for guests, it also allows zoo staff to build on their work helping endangered animals through their critical breeding programmes.

As well as the host of new animals, the new area also features beautiful picnic and BBQ areas, a massive fern gully and spectacular themed landscapes including waterfalls.

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Owner Richard Tindale said it gives visitors the chance to see some magnificent animals in more natural surroundings.

“The diversity of species that visitors can see in the expanded zoo is unique in Australia and probably the world, and is a huge attraction.”

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