“A radical new zoo where the humans are in (viewing) cages instead of the animals”
Welcome to the "Unzoo" of the future, a new style of wildlife experience where you'll discover the unique animals and plants of Tasmania! Come face to face with our famous Tasmanian devils, join the interesting devil presentations every hour or so and learn how they are saving the last isolated, natural population of endangered devils left in the world. You can hand feed friendly forester kangaroos, meet endemic quolls and noisy wattlebirds and laugh at cheeky little parrots in our Birds of the Bush encounter. So what is an Unzoo? It is an experiment to change a 40 year old family animal park into a ground-breaking "zoo without cages". After 10 years of effort it is now working well with wild wallabies, echidnas, possums, native fish and nearly 100 bird species living around our Unzoo bush garden. To best discover these wonderful creatures join one of the expert guides on a nature walk through the bush. Above all, though, the real focus is to help preserve the Tasmanian devil. Your entrance fees fund this effort. Open every day (except 25 December) at Taranna, about one-hour from Hobart on the way to Port Arthur on Tasman Peninsula.
Great zoo! Small and easy to get around. The devil feeding was a great photo opportunity and the talk was very interesting with time for questions and tiered seating so everyone could see.
The bird show was good, simple but up close and interesting.
The kangaroo paddock was very relaxing and the roos were docile enough to let the kids pay them for quite a while.
We spend $89 on a family pass for 2 adults and up to 4 kids, and spent about 2 hours.
Very close to Port Arthur and the NRMA Holiday park camping site.
Worth supporting this place with lots of rescued animals.
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
- Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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