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Fact Sheet Index - San Diego Zoo Global Library: Walkabout Australia

Walkabout Australia

Head of a cassowary

Southern Cassowary, Casuarius casuarius

Image credit: © San Diego Zoo Global. All rights reserved. // Image location: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Queensland, Australia.

Walkabout Australia

Discover grasslands dotted with grazing kangaroos. Come nose-to-nose with wombats. Listen to the calls of kookaburras, cockatoos, and cassowaries!

Wildlife from the Land Down Under

San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Walkabout Australia will immerse you in the incredible landscapes and biodiversity of Australia. The Land Down Under is a land unlike any other—and the animals that live there are just as unique.

This page is your entry to fact sheets for animals of Walkabout Australia (and a few other Australian species living at the San Diego Zoo). Links to the fact sheets are listed alphabetically, by an animal's common or scientific name. 

What is notable about these fact sheets?

San Diego Zoo Global Library's fact sheets are in-depth and based on the research literature. Each includes references and an extensive bibliography. The following topics are covered:

  • Taxonomy & History
  • Distribution & Habitat
  • Physical Characteristics
  • Behavior & Ecology
  • Diet & Feeding
  • Reproduction & Development
  • Managed Care
  • Population & Conservation

Who prepares these fact sheets?

Our fact sheets are prepared by San Diego Zoo Global Library staff (contact us). Also see our other recommended fact sheet sources (right).


Red-cheeked wallaby

Red-necked Wallaby, Macropus rufogriseus

Image credit: © San Diego Zoo Global. All rights reserved.

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These fact sheets—commonly used by SDZG team members and also freely available online—summarize information on an animal species or closely related group.

Sources include peer-reviewed journals, scholarly books, authoritative reports and databases, as well as scientific and husbandry experts.

SDZG Library Links

Walkabout Australia Species, Common Name A-Z

Walkabout Australia Species, Scientific Name A-Z

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