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From the banks of the Torrens, to the Zoo, to the Park Lands, Adelaide is inhabited by all kinds of wildlife.


Wander through the Park Lands and encounter some of Adelaide’s magnificent biodiversity. We take care of Key Biodiversity Areas in the Park Lands, which contain four different ecosystems are home to native wildlife including birds, mammals, reptiles and interesting insects. Some of our most interesting animals include The Chequered Copper Butterfly, the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, the Grey-headed Flying Fox and the Eastern Water Skink. Click here to read more about them here.

To get amongst the amazing wildlife in our Park Lands, walk one of our trails that not only take you through key areas of native vegetation, but provide you with interesting information about biodiversity in the city:

  • Victoria Park Biodiversity Trail in Pakapakanthi / Victoria Park
  • Bunyip Trail in Tulya Wardli / Bonython Park
  • Wirrarninthi Trail in Wirrarninthi / G S Kingston Park
  • Bush Tucker Trail in Wirrarninthi / G S Kingston Park

Continue wandering east along Karrawirra Pari / River Torrens, where you might be lucky enough to spot tortoises, native water rats and abundant birdlife.


You will soon find yourself at the Adelaide Zoo, where you can find over 1800 animals and almost 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish, exhibited in 8 hectares of magnificent botanic surroundings. The Adelaide Zoo is also home to the southern hemisphere’s only Giant Pandas, Wang Wang and Funi.

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