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“A memory never forgotten”
Review of Zoodoo Zoo

Zoodoo Zoo
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Ranked #5 of 28 things to do in Richmond
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 14 April 2014

It is said 'We don't remember days, we remember moments' and this is true of our trip to Zoodoo to spend time playing with 4 lion cubs ...
I have been to a number of parks over the years and a number have had me concerned about the welfare of animals - particularly those in a small zoo in Limassol, Cyprus where we found bored and traumatised tigers, lions and other animals in nothing more than steel cages, so I was a bit concerned about the tiger I saw pacing in a glass booth... while it had an outside area he looked sad. But given there are probably only 400 tigers world wide he/she was probably safer there.
We spent a leisurely 20-35 minutes being entertained by 4 white lion cubs - my mother who was 85 was left with a memory never to be forgotten. The $150 (single) $250 for two was well worth the experience - how many times can one say they have done so. We were fortunate to be there for their bottle feeding - and did so. We wandered about looking at other animals and enjoyed feeding the kangaroos, and wallabies - I thought the way that the habits were displayed enabled people to see the sleeping animals - not normally seen. A variety of meerkats, monkeys, quolls, tas devils, wombat, deer, parrots, emus etc. Food was basic but didn't expect much. A tour of the area is provided

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Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

The weather was terrible but we still thoroughly enjoyed the day. The cost to get in was only $25 and well worth it. The monkeys were cute and the meerkats adorable. There were informative feedings that let everyone have a go if they wish. You wouldn't get this value at the bigger zoos. We didn't get to see the zebras as it was pouring rain but I'm sure they would have been great. We did the cub encounter with 12 week old white lions and it was amazing. $250 for 2 people for 20 mins (although I think we were in there a bit longer). That included a disc full of photos that they took of us and other photos of the lions as well as a little lion toy. It was a really nice day.

1  Thank Kirsty P
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We really enjoyed our visit here. We weren't sure what to expect but the zoo is really hands on for the kids and the staff are veryfriendly. There's a lot of interactivity and the talks at feeding time are very entertaining. The tour bus is especially good fun. We were pleasantly surprised and would definitely recommend this to our friends.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

This is by far the sadest zoo I've seen. Half the cages were bare and empty; a poor Tassie Devil was alone in a sparse area and running endlessly around in circles; no wombats. Would NEVER recommend this zoo to anyone.

5  Thank Marjorie F
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

One thing we simply had to do when visiting Hobart was see a Tasmanian Devil and there was a choice of places to go. Zoodoo was certainly the best of them. Around forty minutes drive outside Hobart it's well worth the trip.

Entrance cost is reasonable and there are a lot of well cared for different animals on show as well as opportunites to watch feeding time.

As usual one can purchase a cup of animal food - for a very reasonable one dollar - and have a lot of fun as Kangaroos, Wallabies, Emus, Alpacas, Llamas, Deer and Goats all eat out of your hand - leaving it covered in dirt and saliva!! :-).

There are many other animals to see including Koala, Wombats, Bengali Tigers, African Lions and of course our wanted Tasmanian Devils and the whole afternoon was very enjoyable. Must be an especially fun day if you have young kids.

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