Our Mission Statement:
WORKING FOR THE WILD
Zoo Opening Times
Every day except Christmas Day
We are open from 9am to 4pm but last admissions are at 3pm.
THE ZOO IS IN A RURAL AREA OF QUEENSLAND. IT CAN BE HOT HERE IN THE SUMMER AND COLD IN THE WINTER!
WE ARE UNABLE TO PERMIT THE ENTRY OF ANY VISITOR'S ANIMALS. THIS INCLUDES ASSISTANCE ANIMALS, PETS OR WILDLIFE IN THE COMPANY OF CARERS
Animals from Africa, South America, South-east Asia & Australia
The zoo is divided into four separate geographical areas and features animals from Africa, South America, South-east Asia as well as Australia. Our emphasis is on housing and displaying animals in appropriate social groupings as well as in naturalistically themed habitats.
The Darling Downs Zoo is home to a great many species not to be found in any other Queensland zoo. It is worth a trip from anywhere!
Our Zoo will one day be one of the best - thanks to your support!
This zoo will never be the biggest zoo in Australia but we do aim to make it one of the best. We do not receive any assistance from Governments or the Council so we rely very heavily on the support that we get from our visitors, our commercial partners and sponsors and, in particular, our extremely dedicated staff and volunteers.
Additionally, the zoo is a sanctuary for many free ranging marsupials, reptiles and ground dwelling birds who breed and thrive in our grounds. You may be lucky enough to see some of them on your visit. Please do not approach them or attempt to pick them up.
We greatly appreciate the contribution of these people.