Rockhampton Zoo

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Discover close to 100 animals over 31 species of native and exotic animals at Rockhampton Zoo, Rockhampton! Come and meet the newest member of their chimpanzee family, who was born in February 2020, or stop by the Australian Wetlands zone to marvel over the giant saltwater crocodile ‘The Colonel’. 

Rockhampton Zoo is a free entry zoo located inside the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, QLD.

Address: 100 Spencer St, West Rockhampton QLD 4700

Asian small-clawed otters

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Asian small-clawed otters are the smallest of the otter species, usually weighing less than five kilograms.  Rockhampton Zoo is home to two Asian small-clawed otters, Tomio and Misumi who arrived in March, 2019. These otters are siblings who joined us from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo.  


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The darling Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) can be found in a separate enclosure next to Valkyrie, the Wedge -Tailed Eagle and our Emu Henry (Dromaius novaehollandiae) can be spotted in the Kangaroo Country enclosure. 


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Rockhampton Zoo is fortunate to have Victoria and Hahn, two adult freshwater crocodiles. Since living at Rockhampton Zoo, Victoria and Hahn have successfully bred two clutches of eggs. All hatchlings have been re-homed to other zoos around Australia.


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Cassius (or Cassie for short), one of their male chimps, was born in Coolangatta in 1971 and moved to Rockhampton Zoo in 1986. In 2012 he was joined by females Holly and Samantha who came to Rockhampton as part of the Australian Species Management Program.


At Rockhampton Zoo, you will get to see two separate dingo packs. Siblings Flynn, Banjo and Caroline were brought to Rockhampton Zoo in 2009 as pups and stick together as one pack.


Get up close to one of our most iconic Australian animals at Rockhampton Zoo. Meet our eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus gigatneus) in our Kangaroo Country enclosure.


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In 2018, Rockhampton Zoo welcomed males Shaun and Arila. Shaun came to them through the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital after undergoing rehabilitation from a condition which left him with limited eyesight.


Rockhampton Zoo is home to six southern hairy-nosed wombats who have all regularly taken part in strictly non-invasive research programs focused on improving captive husbandry management. When you visit the zoo, you will see the purpose built Wombat Research Centre at the back of the wombat enclosure. Unfortunately this is not open to the public to visit at this stage. 

Rockhampton Zoo

There you have it. That’s our overview of the Rockhampton Zoo, near the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens. Hopefully this article has given you a better understanding of the zoo and helped you to pinpoint the first thing you want to do when you get there. For us it was the otters? What about you? Let us know if you think we’ve missed anything and we’ll be sure to add it.

Looking for more things to do in Rockhampton? Click here:
Things to do in Rockhampton with Kids
Mount Archer
Yeppoon Lagoon
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Kershaw Gardens Playground

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