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The New Sydney Zoo Will Be Home to Australia's Largest Reptile and Nocturnal Animal House

It'll be home to 60 different species, including the world's most venomous snakes, ghost bats and giant grasshoppers.
By Libby Curran
November 04, 2019
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The New Sydney Zoo Will Be Home to Australia's Largest Reptile and Nocturnal Animal House

It'll be home to 60 different species, including the world's most venomous snakes, ghost bats and giant grasshoppers.
By Libby Curran
November 04, 2019
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If you like things that slither, slide and go bump in the night, you'll feel right at home with a visit to the soon-to-launch Sydney Zoo, which has just announced its grandest addition: the Reptile and Nocturnal House.

The largest of its kind in the country, it'll be home to over 40 species of reptiles and another 20 species of nocturnal animals. The collection's set to feature creatures like ghost bats, endangered spotted-tailed quolls, giant grasshoppers and the world's two most venomous snakes: the inland taipan and eastern brown snake.

What's more, these guys will be living it up in environmentally sustainable luxury. As one of Australia's first green roof habitats, the building and surrounds have been designed to blend in with the natural landscape, decked out with a carefully chosen collection of native grasses. The green roof also helps to keep a stable climate for the animals, and the interior of each exhibit has been created to mirror what they'd be used to in the wild.

Opening in the city's west in Bungarribee, near the Great Western Highway, Sydney Zoo is set to be the first new major zoo to open in Sydney in over 100 years. First announced back in 2015, it's slated to finally launch to the public in the coming weeks with raised boardwalks and over 2000 animals.

While it's exact opening date hasn't been announced just yet, we're told it'll be swinging open its doors before the end of the year.

Sydney Zoo is slated to open at 700 Great Western Highway, Bungarribee before the end of the year. We'll let you know when an exact date is announced.

Published on November 04, 2019 by Libby Curran

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