ZooDoo Wildlife Park is located about 6km from Richmond in Tasmania. The ninety acre park was originally an Ostrich Farm and Miniature Pony Stud. Zoodoo officially opened in 1999 with a small collection of Australian native animals. Zoodoo is now one of the largest wildlife parks in Tasmania with a range of Australian native and exotic animals. With the addition of the Bengal Tiger exhibit (Tigerland) in 2008, and the new African Lion exhibit in 2009, ZooDoo continues to expand.
ZooDoo takes a hands-on approach and offers opportunities for visitors to get up close to the animals. Visitors can walk round the native animal park and interact with the animals such as kangaroos and wallabies. On the Native Park walk you will also see a large range of birds, wombats, koala and the Tasmanian Devil. The kids will love patting the animals in the indoor animal nursery where they will get close to cockatoos, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs and alpacas.
During the day there are three lion feeding and education talks. The Safari Bus takes you on a tour of the property. On the ride you get to feed the animals on the way. Watch out for the emus and camels – you might get a lot closer to the animals than you expect! Tours run all day and for a lot of people is one of the highlights of the Zoo visit.
Australian native animals at Zoodoo include the Tasmanian Devil, Eastern Quoll, Spotted Tail (Tiger) Quoll, Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Tamar Wallaby, Bennetts Wallaby, Tasmanian Pademelon, Tasmanian Sugar Glider, Squirrel Glider, Koala and Wombat. The park also has various Australian birds including Emu, Black Swan, Budgerigar, Cockatiel, Corella, King Parrot, Lorikeet, Magpie Goose, Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo and Sulphur Crested Cockatoo.
Zoodoo has the largest collection of exotic animals in Tasmania including the African Lion, Bengal Tiger, Indian Palm Squirrel, Llama, Alpaca, Camel, Ostrich, Ferret, Fallow Deer, Miniature Ponies, Guinea Pigs and Rabbits. There are three species of monkeys at ZooDoo, the Black-Capped Capuchin, Crab-Eating Macaque and Common Marmoset.
Facilities at the park include gas barbecues, picnic facilities, undercover seating areas and kiosk that serves hot and cold food and beverages.
Zoodoo Wildlife Park is open from 9am until 5pm every day. The Park is located at 620 Middle Tea Tree Road, Richmond.