Australia Walkabout



G’day mate!

Here’s a little tour of what you’ll encounter on your outback adventure.



Our budgies, or Australian parakeets, have two beautiful new spaces. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the budgie building offer a light and bright experience and provide beautiful views of our brightly-colored birds against the backdrop of the Colorado Springs skyline. Guests will be able to purchase feed sticks to hand-feed the birds inside the new building. The attached outdoor aviary, which will be open for birds and guests on warm summer days, has an artistic tree for birds to perch on and gives guests the opportunity to view the birds in a new setting.

Budgie Feeding: Seed sticks are available year-round for $1 each.



The newly renovated emu habitat features a new pool, new landscaping and a large barn for Damian, our male emu. In the past, Damian has enjoyed playing in water, so we hope this permanent pool in his exhibit gives guests the opportunity to watch him take the occasional swim.



Upon leaving the budgie building, bounce, bounce, bounce your way up the wallaby walkabout to the new wallaby building. During the summer, when the sun is shining, guests can experience our free-ranging wallabies in the walkabout. During the winter months, you can get an unobstructed view of the wallabies in their newly renovated building.



Upon leaving the wallabies, stop and admire the brand-new indoor/outdoor alligator exhibit, which allows our alligators to be viewable all year. We currently have seven alligators, so be sure you spot them all!


At the next exhibit, you’ll meet and welcome Bexley, our male Matschie’s tree kangaroo! Since tree kangaroos are solitary in the wild, we will house only one male at this time. Bexley arrived on the mountainside in late May 2015 from another Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) institution, Gladys Porter Zoo. He is three years old, and seems to enjoy his new mountain surroundings.



Stop by our Australia exhibit, say hello (or, as they say in Australia, “G’day mate!”)
to some animal friends you haven’t seen in a while, and meet our new tree kangaroo!