Why not take a walk on the wild side?
See what’s new at Darling Downs Zoo
SEE the wonders of the animal kingdom from around the world, without leaving the country, when you visit Darling Downs Zoo.
The zoo, located roughly half way between Toowoomba and Warwick at Pilton, on the Gatton – Clifton Road, is fast developing into one of the better regional zoos in Australia.
The latest addition is the arrival of an African serval.
This is a spotted African wildcat and is incredibly beautiful.
It is so beautiful that it is hunted for its skin and is becoming more difficult to find in its native habitat.
The zoo will eventually have a breeding group of these remarkable cats.
Pairs of endangered rhinoceros iguanas can also be seen at the zoo in the American precinct.
. The zoo intends to breed them as part of its commitment to captive breeding of endangered species.
The Darling Downs Zoo has just celebrated its eighth birthday after an eventful year.
The zoo has been admitted into the prestigious Zoo and Aquarium Association and is taking part in that association’s conservation captive breeding programs.
As part of that involvement, the zoo has just received an endangered Sumatran tiger.
Less than 400 of these remain in the wild.
The zoo has also qualified as a quarantine station for imported zoo animals and there will be several exciting new species coming from overseas over the next few months.
While at the zoo, why not experience the Big Cat Encounter: at $80 per person, adult or child our specially trained keeper will accompany you behind the scenes to feed some of the lions, white lions and beautiful new Sumatran tiger, through special apertures in their enclosures.
Three groups of big cats for the price of one. It is the thrill of a lifetime and absolutely safe. Alternatively, actually go in with the cheeky marmosets and feed them special treats for just $60 per person.
All the proceeds from these encounters go towards improving the zoo.
A day at the zoo is a great way to bring the family together It is open every day during the Queensland school holidays – 9am – 3pm.
For information telephone 4696 4107or visit www. darlingdownszoo.com.au
RARE BEAUTY: The African Serval is the latest addition to Darling Downs Zoo.