ABOUT US

  • About Us

  • About Us

  • About Us

Tasmania Zoo is a local family owned business nestled in the foothills of the Tamar Valley, 18kms from Launceston CBD. Tasmania Zoo first opened its doors in 2003, exhibiting birds and a small number of native species. It has since grown to feature the largest collection of native and exotic wildlife in Tasmania.

Tasmania Zoo is the only fully accredited zoo in Tasmania, exhibiting the largest collection of native and exotic animals throughout the region. These species include a number of endemic Tasmanian animals, as well as native and exotic species recognised as critically endangered.

Tasmania Zoo offers the second largest collection of primates in any private zoo in Australia and we are the only zoo in Australia to exhibit the endangered Black Crested Macaque.

Tasmania Zoo believes in creating a balance between wildlife conservation, education and entertainment in a natural environment that gives all visitors an up-close and hands-on wildlife experience for a greater understanding of why conservation is so important for our future.
OUR MISSION

To deliver excellent and comprehensive care to all animals, staff and guests in the zoo by creating wildlife displays and adhering to dietary requirements and husbandry skills that comply with, or exceed, relevant industry standards and guidelines.

To contribute to wildlife conservation and to educate the community at large.
FUNDING

Tasmania Zoo is non-government funded. Admission charges are all put back into the zoo for the on- going care of the animals, zoo grounds and infrastructure.

We at the Tasmania Zoo greatly rely on corporate sponsorship for financial costs of breeding programmes, medical supplies and maintaining the health and wellbeing of these animals. Click here to find out more about our sponsors.
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