The Andrews Labor Government is giving local and international visitors even more reasons to visit Melbourne Zoo with the opening of the new Carnivores’ Trail.
The $9 million redevelopment is now home to the zoo’s apex predators including the Sumatran tiger, Snow Leopard, coatis and Tasmanian Devils.
The area offers a range of exciting viewing opportunities from face to face encounters through one-way glass, to expansive views of the Snow Leopard exhibit from an overhanging viewing platform, and a play area where children can climb like coatis.
Melbourne’s arts culture has also informed the design, with large scale wildlife murals by Melbourne-based street artists adorning the walls along the trail.
As well as being an amazing experience for visitors, Carnivores’ Trail will highlight Zoos Victoria’s conservation initiatives and engage visitors in the plight of predators globally, including the significant roles they play in their ecosystems.
Melbourne Zoo is one of Victoria’s great tourist icons and offers something for the whole family. The Labor Government is helping the much-loved institution grow, so it attracts more visitors than ever before.
It’s not just a great day out, it’s a vital educational resource for schools and universities, and a great place to learn about how to protect our natural world.
The Carnivores’ Trail will be open from Tuesday, 19th December 2017.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio
“The Melbourne Zoo is one of Victoria’s much-loved institutions. We’re growing it, so that the Zoo can attract up to 2 million visitors by 2020.”
“This must-see experience gives visitors an incredible opportunity to get up close and learn more about these magnificent animals.”
“Our investment in this new development delivers the highest standard in animal welfare, while providing an incredible visitor experience for Victorians, as well as interstate and international visitors.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020