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Halls Gap Zoo Halls Gap Zoo and Wildlife Park

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Jarkari, 8 Sep 2006.

  1. Jarkari

    Jarkari Well-Known Member

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    Hey Guys,
    Does anyone know much about this place. I was talking to Darryl Panther, the owner last year and they were considering selling it. I was very interested but I couldn't find enough information on the park. I haven't had the oppurtunity to visit this park and I was just wondering what you guyus could tell me about it.

    Thanks
     
  2. Zoo_Boy

    Zoo_Boy Well-Known Member

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    k found stuff for ya

    where? ...foothills of the Grampians Ranges with both native and exotic animals and birds.

    Within the 12 hectare park comes a walk through area in natural habitat with friendly animals such as Fallow Deer, Wallabies and Kangaroos and this is surrounded by different types of animals and birds such as Monkeys and Ostriches in their individual enclosures.

    Species ...
    Swamp Wallabys
    Emus
    Rabbits
    Guinea Pigs
    Koala
    Boar Goats
    Crested Pigeons
    Western Grey Kangaroos
    Damara Sheep
    Phesants
    Sulphur Crested Cockatoos
    Albino Fallow Deer
    Little Corella
    long billed Corella
    Regent Parrots
    Eastern Rosella
    Bourke's Parrots
    Wombat(Common)
    Tammar Wallabies
    Snakes(Pythons)
    Spider Monkeys
    Rhesus Monkeys

    Red Deer
    Fairy Wrens
    Alpacas
    Superb Parrots
    Peacocks
    Pigeons
    Doves
    Dingos (gold & black)
    Ostriches
    Red Necked Wallabys
    Galah
    Blue Bonnet Parrots
    Crimson Rosella
    Possum
    Fallow Deer
    Red Kangaroos
    Eastern Gray Kangaroo
    Bronzewing Pigeon
    Red-Browed Firetails
    Cockatiels
    Eastern Yellow Robin
    Ducks
    Eclectus Parrot
    Radjah Duck
    Cape Barren Goose
     
  3. jay

    jay Well-Known Member

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    never heard of this place, has any one visited?
     
  4. zookiah63

    zookiah63 Well-Known Member

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    I've been to the Hall's Gap "Zoo".

    I wouldn't really call it a zoo.....more like a private collection of assorted animals. They have one rhesus monkey.....it's a bit heartbreaking.

    You can buy a bag of feed (and the deer will be your best friends until the bag empties...then they don't want to know you any more.)

    There are quite a few domestic animals as well which makes it feel more like a farm than a zoo.

    I didn't dislike the place and I think the owners are doing their best (and I think they have changed hands recently). If you're in the area (Halls Gap/Ararat) it's a diversion from the usual bush walks and wineries.