Category: Education

Zoo Keeper Emma

Zoo Keeper Emma

Emma Morgan trained as a jillaroo and worked with hoofstock and native animals before discovering her calling as a primate keeper at Alma Park Zoo.  

The Dingo

The Dingo

The Dingo (Canis lupus dingo) has become an iconic Australian animal, although it is not a native species of Australia.  Dingos are an ancestor of the Asiatic wolf and were brought to Australia with visiting seafarers 5000 years ago.

The Lowland Tapir

The Lowland Tapir

Tapirs look like a pig with a trunk, but they are most closely related to horses and rhinoceroses with several features more reminiscent of elephants or hippopotamus.

How animals become endangered

How animals become endangered

At Alma Park Zoo, we are committed to educating people about the conservation of wildlife. 

The Woma Python

The Woma Python

The Woma (Aspidites ramsayi), also known as sand python or Ramsay’s python has been listed as ‘Endangered’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 1996.

The Curious Cassowary

The Curious Cassowary

Cassowaries are very large flightless birds native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and north-eastern Australia. They are distinctive, beautiful birds with black plumage, with bright blue to purple necks, red wattles and amber coloured eyes.