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Member Walkabout Tours

Our dedicated volunteers spend hours chatting to staff and visitors and are a great fountain of knowledge for all things zoo. Members can now spend time with one of our amazing Zoo Volunteer Guides David or Richard on our new Member Walkabout Tours. Both have been with us for many years and are brimming full of […]

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Autism Access Day

On our Access Days, guests on the autism spectrum with their family and friends can enjoy early entry to the National Zoo & Aquarium, Canberra. This is a great opportunity for you to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Zoo before it opens to the general public. There will be some friendly animals to […]

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Boo at the Zoo!

Boo at the Zoo is a family Halloween fundraising event at the National Zoo & Aquarium. We were the first zoo in Australia to hold this fun filled evening. All proceeds will go to Cystic Fibrosis ACT and the NZA’s Conservation fund, NZACT. The night is aimed at families with children between 4 and 12 years […]

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Meerkat babies!!

We are celebrating the arrival of three adorable meerkat pups! Weighing just 150 grams, these tiny triplets are finding their feet and learning the ropes from mum, dad and other family members. Born on 21st August to mum, Sekai and dad, Sergei, these are the first pups ever to be on display at the NZA See the […]

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Threatened Species Day

New trail to explore!     Throughout this week we will be hosting a FREE Threatened Species Trail where you can discover amazing facts about some of our country’s most incredible animals.   Pick up your trail map at the main entrance and begin exploring!   Trail starts on Monday September 4 and continues until […]

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Otterly Adorable!

 Boo, Bal and Bel are all related to one another. Boo is Mum, and brother and sister, Bal and Bel, are her offspring.  These playful characters are settling in well and are enjoying exploring their new surroundings. Their den also has a fast flowing stream which they love to swim in! The Asian Small-clawed Otter […]

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World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day, held every June 8th, provides a unique opportunity to honour, help protect, and conserve the world’s oceans. This year, the National Zoo & Aquarium is hosting a special event to mark the occasion with special talks, short films, activities for kids and plenty of freebies to get everyone started! The Marine Stewardship […]

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New Open Range area officially opened

CANBERRA’S National Zoo and Aquarium has officially opened a new open-range extension, which is home to a host of species including white rhinos, maned wolves, zebra, cheetah, giraffe, elk and much more. ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr MLA, conducted the opening and praised the attraction’s owner Richard Tindale and his staff, for their dedication and […]

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She has a name!

We’re delighted to say that we have named our very precious Siamang baby after an inspirational little girl called ‘Miliya’ (pronounced Millie-yah). The competition to name the zoo’s first ever Siamang gibbon baby was hugely popular and we received hundreds of suggestions from the public. After carefully looking through all of the suggestions, staff decided […]

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