Get “Up Close and Down Under” with the Australian Walkabout!
Experience the Santa Barbara Zoo like never before as you walk among kangaroos, wallabies, and emus too!
The $2.5 million Australian Walkabout Capital Campaign will transform the former elephant exhibit (that now sits empty) into a new and engaging walkable exhibit.
The reimagined space is specifically designed to put you right in the middle of the action, where you’ll explore its open pathways and beautiful landscapes, and see some of the most iconic and unique wildlife representatives from the continent of Australia.
Australia, one of the most breathtakingly beautiful and biodiverse countries on the planet, is home to approximately 300,000 species of animals, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Unfortunately, due to many factors including the 2019–20 bushfires, the continent currently has the most rapid rate of mammal extinctions worldwide.
Part of the Santa Barbara Zoo’s mission is to call attention to the wonders of wildlife and the importance of its conservation. The new Australian Walkabout is an adventure aimed at reminding all of us to take care of our planet’s living treasures…across the world and in our own backyards.