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Australian-themed animal exhibit opens at Busch Gardens Tampa next week

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Published: June 8, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Starting next week, Busch Gardens Tampa will be offering a new animal interaction program, featuring kangaroos, wallabies and a kookaburra. Walkabout Way opens June 14. At scheduled times during the day, and for an additional $5 fee, visitors can buy a cup of food to feed one of the exhibit's kangaroos. (Participants must be age 5 or older.)

Feeding a kangaroo
Photo courtesy Busch Gardens

The new Australian-themed area is a bit of a geographic stretch for the predominately African-themed park. (But, hey, folks love kangaroos. Well, at least folks who aren't living on am Australian ranch overrun with them....) Busch Gardens' Walkabout Way will include the kangaroo and wallaby exhibit, called Kangaloom, as well as an aviary called The Kookaburra's Nest and Aussie Station, which will feature encounters with some of the park's animal ambassadors. Walkabout Way is a new extension of the park's Bird Gardens area.

Readers' Opinions

From luis gonzalez on June 8, 2010 at 4:38 PM
i would be very careful with small children in this area. One time i went to australia and a dingo ate my baby.


From Robert Niles on June 8, 2010 at 4:55 PM
One person's bug is another's feature. /crudejokeoftheday
From Anthony Murphy on June 9, 2010 at 7:06 AM
I thought AK should have had this!
From Nick Markham on June 9, 2010 at 9:08 AM
This might be a fun little thing to do when I visit the park in July!

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