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“A must when in Tasmania”
Review of Zoodoo Zoo

Zoodoo Zoo
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Hobart Flora and Fauna Tour Including the Royal Botanical Gardens
Ranked #6 of 22 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking
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“A must when in Tasmania”
Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Right near the brilliant town of Richmond is this fantastic place. I did not go here with great expectations but even if I did they would have been exceeded. What a great place. I don't know if I had more fun than my daughter. So interactive, so much education and so much fun. An amazing variety of animals I did not expect. Staff were so helpful and friendly. Animals very well cared for and just a really great day. Also value for money is OUTSTANDING!!

Visited May 2013
1 Thank MattCatt1
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“What a great experience for all.”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This place is a little gem. It is essentially a petting zoo where you get up close and personal with wallabies, kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils (not too close) and many more. The trip round the paddocks in the Safari Jeep is exciting especially meeting the emus. There is also a small farm animal section with rabbits,and hens(chooks) among others. If you are lucky enough you may be able to feed the tiger. The zookeepers have a great sense of humour too. I went with my husband, my daughter and granddaughter and we all had a good day out so it suits all age groups. We got loads of photos to take home to the UK. Its a short drive out of Hobart but worth the effort..

Visited March 2013
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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not impressed :(”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

I recently went here with a very excited 4 year old, she loved it but I came away feeling depressed and saddened. I feel for the animals and believe that the staff should be more wary of what they allow the public to do with them. Walking into enclosures unsupervised was concerning for the animals and I found the "train" to be very dangerous with many children very frightened. I was bitten by an emu and when I mentioned it, the driver laughed. Let's just say it hurt a lot and I'm
glad it was me and not a child. I simply found the lack of staff, care of animals and general cleanliness to be sub-standard. I won't be going back in a hurry.

Visited March 2013
6 Thank KatieR84
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Auckland NZ
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“Lions and Tigers but no Bears”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

We were off the Celebrity Cruise Ship Solstice on a day tour with Tasmania I Drive Tours and as the Dawn Princess was already in port our driver, Vicki said that with the two cruise ships in port, with thousands of tourists, Tasmania Zoo would be overcrowded so she took us to ZooDoo.

This has the feel of a family run type of establishment. Not as slick as I would think the larger Tasmania Zoo would be, some of the enclosures were a bit hokey, but we were able to have personal contact with the animals, including the obligatory photo with a Koala and hearing it roar, who knew they made such a noise.

Going into a large paddock with Kangaroo, Lama, and Deer with a handful of their food was a buzz. The albino Wallaby with the white fur and red eyes looking like a massive over grown rat and to see a Tasmanian Devil for the first time and to be shown a 3 week old was very interesting.

ZooDoo also have Lions and Tigers all they are missing are some Bears.

Not knowing what the more well-known Tasmania Zoo is like I would say ZooDoo was a good option while avoiding the crowds at Tasmania Zoo

Visited January 2013
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“A place to see wildlife”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

We enjoyed the setting, with animal cages spaces randomly, a safari buss to see larger animals in the park, and friendly helpful rangers.

Visited April 2013
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