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A new Denver Zoo habitat that allows to you in with kangaroos and wallabies opens this week

May 22, 2024, 4:17 PM | Updated: May 23, 2024, 5:49 am

The Denver Zoo is about to get WAY more awesome this week as they are about to open a new habitat that allows visitors in to hang out with some of the coolest animals they have!

Denver Zoo’s new Down Under habitat is set to open Friday (May 24) with a dozen-plus Australian and New Zealand animals taking over the former Bird World exhibit.

Four species of animals native to Australia and New Zealand will call Denver their new home, including red kangaroos, red-necked wallabies, the prehistoric-looking southern cassowary, and the endangered huon tree kangaroos.

The centerpiece of the new habitat is “Wallaby Way,” an enclosed pathway where nothing but open air separates guests from the wallabies and red kangaroos. Visitors are encouraged to look, not touch, as the Zoo describes the habitat as “immersive,” but not “interactive.”

The $7.8 million project sits on 3 acres, and its price tag and complexity make it the zoo’s biggest project since 2012’s Toyota Elephant Passage. Like that enclosure, it’s included with general admission.

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