Planning a visit to Mogo Zoo? This wildlife park is a perfect family day out with a collection of endangered and exotic animal species on display spread out over several acres of natural bushland. Within minutes of arriving at Mogo Zoo, you could be confused into thinking you are in Africa with a huge number of exotic animals on display.
It is truly an incredible sight to see zebras, rhinos and giraffes roaming the plains while in other parts of Mogo Zoo you can sit down to enjoy a keeper talk and feeding session with gorillas and white lions.
This comprehensive guide seeks to answer all your frequently asked questions and tell you everything you need to know about Mogo Zoo. If you’ve got a question then ask us in the comments section below and we’ll answer it for you.
Mogo Zoo was temporarily closed due local bushfires but the animals and the zoo were well cared for and protected thanks to the herculean efforts of the animal keepers and staff. In fact, some of the homes of the zookeepers resembled ‘Noah’s Ark’ for a short period.
Now that there is no longer any danger to the public, Mogo Zoo will re-open to the public on 1 March, 2020. Come by and say hello the animals. They’ve been missing you.
Where is Mogo Zoo?
Mogo Zoo is located in the suburb of its namesake, Mogo, which is approximately 10 minutes drive from Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast. The zoo is a four drive from Sydney or two hours from Canberra.
Mogo Zoo is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day except Christmas Day.
Mogo Zoo Admission Prices
Tickets to Mogo Zoo can be purchased through Experience Oz with two ticket types available. Choose between a general admission ticket with prices starting from $34 while a Mogo Zoo and Featherdale Wildlife Park 2 Park Pass guarantees you entry to two fantastic parks for $39.
The animals at Mogo Zoo
There are no koalas here but there are cute and playful animals from all corners of the world at Mogo Zoo. The wildlife park has a large collection of endangered and exotic animal species from across the globe so don’t be surprised to hear a chorus of animals calls as you wander through Mogo Zoo.
Among the animals you’ll see at Mogo Zoo are the cheeky and seriously photogenic meerkats (pictured below) in addition to the following animals:
- African Lion
- Bolivian Squirrel Monkey
- Cotton-top Tamarin
- European Fallow Deer
- Fennec Fox
- Plains Zebra
- Pygmy Marmoset
- Sumatran Tiger
- Southern White Rhino
- Snow Leopard
- Western Lowland Gorilla
- Asian Small Clawed Otter
- African Serval
- Black-Capped Capuchin
Animal Keeper Talks
As a zoo dedicated to caring for endangered species, a strong message of conservation is shared with visitors during their fascinating animal keeper talks. You’ll also hear some interesting facts about the animals and how Mogo Zoo is helping to protect the species with their involvement in breeding programs.
Come by to watch the keeper talk about and perhaps even feed the Gibbons, White Lion, Gorilla, Rhino and Tiger.
- Silvery Gibbon – 10.30 am
- White Lion- 11 am
- Gorilla – 12 pm
- Rhino- 1.30 pm
- Tiger – 2.30 pm
Mogo Zoo Animal Experiences
One of the must-do animal experiences at Mogo Zoo is the Giraffe Feeding which is an experience that is suitable for all ages. Bookings aren’t required but you must visit reception on the day to secure your ticket.
For a mere $15 per person, you can size up with some of tallest animals on earth. Nothing to fear here though, feed the Giraffes a tasty treat and they’ll be your friends forever. Giraffe feeding is available 7 days a week and boy does it make for a hilarious selfie.
Giraffe Feeding Times
Weekdays – 11.15 am to 12 pm
Weekends – 10.30 pm – 12pm + 1.30pm- 2.30pm
* Prices and feeding times are correct at time of publishing. Please check at reception on the day for the latest feeding session times.
Mogo Zoo also offers a number of private animal encounters that will get you up close and personal for an unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience.
For the big kids
Cat lovers can hand-feed the Sumatran Tigers and White Lions or play with the Meerkats. The cuddly Red Pandas love to snuggle but come alive when you visit with some tasty treats in the morning or afternoon. There is also a meet and greet with a rhino or get up to mischieve with the monkeys.
To purchase tickets to Mogo Zoo and learn more about the attraction head to Experience Oz for an interactive and fun day out with the animal kingdom.