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Australia: Wild Extremes

Experience the natural wonders of an Australian river gorge.

Australia: Unique and Unusual

This immersive exhibit is home to nearly 1,000 animals representing more than 70 species—many of which are only found in Australia. Guests come face to face with turtles, crocodiles, snakes, lizards, free-flying birds and more as they walk through this replication of an Australian river gorge.

70

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1,000

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A Continent Unlike Any Other

Situated between the Indian and Pacific oceans, the continent of Australia is roughly 3 million square miles in size. Its six different climatic zones give Australia a wide variety of habitats.

From the Great Barrier Reef to the Outback, Australia is home to more than 5,700 different animal species … a staggering number when you consider how much of the island continent remains unexplored.

Featured Animals Discover Australia’s Animals

Learn more about the residents of Australia: Wild Extremes.

Barramundi (Lates calcarifer)

A large, silver fish that changes sex as it grows.

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Broad-Shelled Turtle (Chelodina expansa)

Death Adder (Acanthophis praelongus)

Irwin's Snapping Turtle (Elseya irwini)

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Amazon River Forest

Discover an Amazon tributary in three distinct stages of seasonal flooding.

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Jellies Invasion

Get up close with nine species of mesmerizing jellies.

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Upland Tropical Rain Forest

This immersive exhibit transports you to the heart of a South American rain forest.

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