Our Animals

WE CARE FOR ALL ANIMALS

Hunter Valley Wildlife Park IS DEDICATED TO THE WELFARE OF ALL ANIMALS.

We extend a warm welcome to everyone to join us in our park, where the enchanting world of animals from across the globe and Australia awaits. Delve into the wonders of our diverse wildlife, for we firmly believe that through wildlife education, we lay the cornerstone for impactful and positive change. Australian Wildlife Parks cares for over 3000 across its iconic parks - Mogo Wildlife Park, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park and Hunter Valley Wildlife Park. Here's some of the species that you'll meet when you visit us at Hunter Valley Wildlife Park (Some individuals live at our sister parks, so why not become an Ultimate Explorer to discover them all!)

Click on the animal image to learn more about these animal species

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  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Parrots

Binturong

Arcticitis Benturong

Binturongs, with their prehensile tails, dark fur, and mysterious demeanor, appear almost mythical, evoking a sense of enchantment and intrigue.

Status: Vulnerable

Tasmanian Devil

Sarcophilus harrisii

Tasmanian Devils are primarily solitary animals, living in territories that may intersect other individual’s territories. Each territory will have 3-4 dens, which can be utilised for years, especially by females with young.

Status: Critically Endangered

Lion

Panthera leo

Lions can run at about 55km/h but their prey average around 80km/h, they must get as close as possible to their dinner without being seen

Status: Endangered

Meerkats

Suricata suricatta

Meerkats have a complex social structure where each meerkat has a role to play within the mob.

Status: Least Concern

Koala

Phascolartctos cinereus

Koalas are not a bear, but are in fact a marsupial. Koalas have thick fur that ranges from very light to very dark grey on the head and body, with white patching on the bottom, chest and ears.

Status: Vulnerable

DROMEDARY CAMEL

CAMELUS DROMEDARIUS

The Domedary Camel has a single hump, which stores fat the Camel can break down when resources are scarce.

Status: Least Concern

Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

This large and slender cheetah is distributed across more than 25 African countries, boasting a population of around 12,000.

Status: Vulnerable

RING-TAILED LEMUR

Lemur catta

Ring Tiled Lemurs 'sun worship' which means they face their tummies to the sun and stretch their arms out wide to warm themselves up.

Status: Endangered

Lorikeet

TRIGLOSSUS AEMATODUS

Calling all bird lovers to our walk through Lorikeet enclosure. Enjoy our stunning Lorikeets flying around and possibly even landing on you!

Status: Least Concern

Wombat

Vombatus ursinus

Common Wombats are a short, robust marsupial native to south-east Australia and Tasmania

Status: Endangered

PLAINS ZEBRA

Equus burchellii

Zebras are a highly social species, living in complex social systems. See zebra herds in NSW at Mogo Wildlife Park and Hunter Valley Wildlife Park

Status: Least Concern

Dingo

Canis lupus

Dingoes do not bark as is the case with domestic dogs. The alpha male and female will usually be the only breeding pair in the pack, with other subordinate members assisting in the rearing of pups.

Status: Vulnerable

OUR ANIMALS ALWAYS COME FIRST

These are some Animals in our care, arranged by conservation and endangerment status:

Critically ENDANGERED

Tasmanian Devil

Endangered

RING-TAILED LEMUR

Lion

Wombat

Vulnerable

Cheetah

Binturong

Koala

Dingo

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