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Member Updates

Timed Bookings No Longer Required Due to the ACT Government’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions timed bookings have been suspended for Member’s visits or General Admission tickets. Further, unless circumstances or COVID-19 restrictions change, we also hope we will not have reintroduce these measures in the future. Thank you for your understanding and patience whilst these […]

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New international zoo agreement

National Zoo & Aquarium will today join with Wellington Zoo and Wildlife Reserves Singapore in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote education and information sharing across the city’s zoos. It’s the first international agreement between Canberra, Singapore and Wellington signed on home soil, and creates an unprecedented level of cooperation and sharing between […]

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Threatened Species Week

NATIONAL THREATENED SPECIES WEEK Monday 3rd – Sunday 9th September  The National Zoo & Aquarium is raising awareness for national threatened species conservation by conducting a National Threatened Species Week, marked by National Threatened Species Day on Friday 7th September. National Threatened Species Day was created in 1996 to commemorate the day of the death […]

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Sumatran Wildlife Fundraiser

Enjoy a unique evening eating delicious canapés and having a drink amongst spectacular wildlife, in the brand new Rhino Bistro . It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the latest addition to the National Zoo & Aquarium facilities. Celebrate the launch of the Wildlife Guardian Fund and be inspired by a presentation from world-renowned orangutan expert, Leif […]

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Trivia for Tree Kangaroos

Celebrate Tree Kangaroo Awareness week – join us for a fun night of trivia, with all money raised going to The Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program to protect Tree Kangaroos and support locals in New Guinea. Silent Auction Prizes Hot platters Raffles Games FRIDAY 25 MAY 2018 Belconnen Labor Club, Belconnen Tickets $35 pp/Tables of 10 […]

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‘C’ is for cute, cheetah and cub!

The National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra have unveiled their latest addition, a cheetah cub born at the zoo four months ago. The appropriately named Solo was a rare single-cub birth, as most cheetah litters range from 3 to 5 cubs. As the mothers of single cubs generally have difficulty producing milk for just one […]

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Bowling for Tinker Frogs

Date: Tuesday 13th March Time: 6:30pm Location: Weston Creek Labor Club, Teesdale Close, Stirling ACT Cost: $25 per person. Money raised will support the Kroombit Tinker Frog Recovery Program Activities: Choice of up to three types of lawn bowls (Ten pin, Bullseye & Traditional) and a great night out. Food and drinks available for purchase […]

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NZA Primate Awareness Week

Join us to celebrate our cheeky primates! During the week from the 12th February to the 18th February we will be holding extra Keeper activities and Encounters plus special children’s craft. Learn more about primates and what you can do to support primate conservation. Book a special encounter with either our Ring Tailed or Ruff Lemurs. […]

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Enlighten – Twilight on the Savannah

Every year during Canberra’s Enlighten festival, the zoo is open after hours for an exclusive event – “Twilight on the Savannah”. This years events run on Saturday March 3 and 10, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. The recently opened area of the National Zoo & Aquarium includes a beautiful new central viewing park with lush lawns […]

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New at the Zoo

The National Zoo & Aquarium in Canberra is pleased to announce a number of new arrivals in time for the New Year. We will be unveiling a brand-new species to the National Zoo as well as 4 new animals into the family.   These new residents include a female eland (Mbali), a dingo puppy (Alinta) […]

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