Australian flame tree in the Australian Outback near the kookaburra exhibit.
Plants

Australian Wonders

At A Glance

  • Location: Outback
  • The San Diego Zoo has quite a few botanical wonders from Down Under by the koalas and our other Australian and New Zealand animals: Queensland lacebark trees, New Zealand Christmas trees, flaxleaf paperbarks, Australian flame trees, and, of course plenty of eucalyptus, the gum trees made famous in the kookaburra song and other Australian ditties. Because our climates are so similar, many of the Australian plants and trees that were brought in as botanical novelties in the 1800s and early 1900s have since become common landscaping elements. In fact, some, like the eucalyptus, even seem like native Californians!   

    Spy kid and African penguin.
    April 3-19

    Virtual Mission: Spring Break

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    Sloth bear standing on hind legs.
    ZOONOOZ

    Too Much Fun

    Meet the sloth bear brothers
    Platypus
    ZOONOOZ

    Relax with Platypus

    MEET THE SAFARI PARK’S PLATYPUSES
    Young brother and sister, mother and father wearing matching San Diego Zoo t-shirts.
    SHOPZOO

    ZOO FAMILY APPAREL

    Hotel with pool
    Creature Comforts

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