|Taking selfies with my newest friend!|
- Buy your ticket in advance. I didn’t know about this and had to take another bus up to the top of a hill to buy my ticket.
- If you want to participate in any animal encounters, buy those tickets as soon as you can. They sell out by midday.
- Go as early as you can and try to go on a weekday. Weekends get packed with families and groups of tourists. (But of course, I chose a day when there was a school field trip!)
- Try to plan out what feedings, animal talks, and shows you want to hear and see. This way you can plan out everything in advance so you don’t miss anything!
- Know when the ferries leave to go there and come back!
The zoo is laid out so you can follow certain paths and see everything.
It’s crazy how close we were able to get to some of the animals. Not that I’ve never seen birds before, but one of my favorite things was going into the aviaries and having them fly right over your head.
There’s also an awesome bird show which I really enjoyed watching. A ton of birds fly around and the knowledgable staff tell you just enough to keep you interested. The best part? This show is free.
I stopped by the Tasmanian Devils to watch them be fed and listen to the zookeepers talk about their current endangered status. If you don’t know, there’s a nasty cancer than is transmitted by bites (don’t worry, it only affects the little Tazzies) and 100% of the cases are fatal. Zoos in Australia are working on conservation efforts to breed more to keep them from going extinct. They are also working on potential vaccinations for the cancer, and they’re making progress.
I paid a little extra to feed the giraffes and I definitely got my moneys worth! They give you a ton of carrots to give the giraffes and they all stick their tongues out at you to try and get it first.
Don’t forget to stop and see some of the amazing views of the city that the zoo has too. They were some of the best I’ve seen since getting here.