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!   

    Child's tiger facemark, adult koala mask, child's polar bear.
    SHOPZOO

    Face Masks

    In Child and Adult sizes!
    Amahle the hippo calf in her pool.
    ZOONOOZ

    A BIG, ADVENTUROUS HANDFUL OF HIPPO CALF

    MEET AMAHLE
    Knockaround. Image of giraffe and giraffe pattern sunglasses.

    Polarized Giraffe Sunglasses ($30)

    Hotel with pool
    Creature Comforts

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