Welcome Gomez!

“Gomez” the Emperor tamarin has flown around the globe from Aalborg Zoo in Denmark to Queensland as part of an important international breeding agreement. The Emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator) is a small South American monkey restricted to the forests of the Amazon basin in Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. Both males and females are…

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.  There are three types of Cassowary: The Southern Cassowary or Double Wattled Cassowary found in north…

Family Pass Finalists

We have 24 finalists in our Family Pass Competition who provided the correct answer to our photo question!  All finalists will go into a draw for three Family Passes to be drawn tomorrow morning.   In our recent competition for a Family Pass for a day at Alma, participants were required to provide the names…

Bubsie posts his tips for the Melbourne Cup

Meet Bubsie – the so-called “psychic spider monkey” who has read the banana leaves and picked his winner of today’s Melbourne Cup at Flemington. The 15-year-old cheeky chap of Alma Park Zoo, picked Cavalryman to win the race that stops a nation. Using a high-tech scientific approach (scrunched up pieces of paper in…

Introducing Aussie Adventures at Alma!

On February 4th, we are launching a brand new, exciting animal experience with four animals called Aussie Adventures! Aussie Adventures provides you will have the opportunity for an unforgettable experience getting up close and personal with not only one Australian animal, but four animals in one day! From February 4th, online bookings for…