Tasmania Zoo is a local family owned business nestled in the foothills of the Tamar Valley, 18kms from Launceston CBD. Tasmania Zoo first opened its doors in 2003, exhibiting birds and a small number of native species. It has since grown to feature the largest collection of native and exotic wildlife in Tasmania. These species include a number of endemic Tasmanian animals, as well as native and exotic species recognised as critically endangered.
Tasmania Zoo is fully accredited through the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia (ZAA) and offers the second largest collection of primates in any private zoo in Australia and we are the only zoo in Australia to exhibit the endangered black crested macaque.
Tasmania Zoo believes in creating a balance between wildlife conservation, education and entertainment in a natural environment that gives all visitors an up-close and hands-on wildlife experience for a greater understanding of why conservation is so important for our future.
From the world’s largest rodent to the world’s smallest monkey there’s something for everyone at Tasmania Zoo.