The Virginia Zoo is taking visitors down under.
The opening of the Australia Walkabout exhibit features a visitor path through the habitat giving zoo-goers an immersion experience and an up-close encounter with Australian animals.
Animals of the Outback, including Bennett’s wallabies, emu and Eastern and Western kangaroo roam the grounds and offer visitors a true-to-life experience.
“We are excited to bring this addition to the Zoo, said Greg Bockheim, Executive Director. “Guests visiting the walkabout can get very close to these Australian animals and experience these animals from the land down under in a new and close up way.”
The renovation for the exhibit was funded by the Norfolk Southern Express zoo train that more than 145,000 visitors ride annually. Proceeds from the zoo train fund cutting-edge exhibits and bring additional animals to the zoo.