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Canberra animal attractions

We all have a soft spot for animals. Their natures, habitats and form are fascinating, whether they fly through the air, swim in the depths of the ocean or roam through the jungle.

Whatever animal you are most interested in, or perhaps you're interested in all of them, Canberra has them all!

If you want to enjoy rainbows of flying colour you can surround yourself with birds at The Bird Walk, Canberra. If you arrive during opening and closing hours you even get the opportunity to feed them.

The Australian Reptile Centre is a treat for greater insight into the history of some of the most prehistoric animals around. Australia is home to some of the most venomous snakes in the world. At the reptile centre you can learn more about the dangers as well as their importance in the ecosystem as well.

Come to Australia's only combined zoo and aquarium at the National Zoo and Aquarium, Canberra. At the zoo you can learn more about Australia's native species as well as fierce species from overseas such as the big cats - lions and tigers and cheetahs. At the aquarium, you'll see a wide range of marine life from massive sharks to many species of fish.

Make the most of this educational centre that combines animals from both land and sea.

  • National Zoo and Aquarium - The National Zoo and Aquarium, Canberra, has a wonderful display of both animals on land and sea. In the zoo you can see some of the world's most grand animals such as lions, tigers and bears. The zoo boasts Australia's largest collection of big cats.

  • The Australian Reptile Centre Canberra - See Australia's deadliest reptiles such as the Taipan and Death Adder as well as one of the largest snakes in the world - the Scrub Python.

  • The Bird Walk - At The Bird Walk in Canberra you can explore the 1000 square metre aviary with around 500 bird species, 100 parrots and approximately 80 finches and many more Australian birds, ensuring the nine-metre high aviary is aflight with colour.