The Dallas Zoo may have been around since the 1880’s, but it continues to be the site of new and exciting experiences such as the Koala Walkabout that recently opened on March 10th. Open throughout the summer, the Koala Walkabout adds some spice to the largest zoo in Texas, and contains a menagerie of fun, furry creatures from Down Under like lorikeets, kookaburras, kangaroos, and even two koala bears.
The koalas sleep up to 20 hours a day, but even when they are sleeping they are adorable and a hit with visitors. The koalas, Kobi and Tekin, are owned by the San Diego Zoo. While the koalas nap, families can sneak into the Lorikeet exhibit where for only $1, they will receive a cup of nectar that the Lorikeets will drink at nuzzle distance. Cackling kookaburras can be heard nearby, beckoning curious animal-lovers for a visit themselves.
The Zoo is located at 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, open from 9 am to 5pm daily. Admission is $15 for ages 12-64, $12 for ages 3-11. To learn more, download the free iPhone app, visit DallasZoo.com, or call (469) 554-7500.