Mogo Zoo

We went for a day trip to Mogo Zoo yesterday, it's just a 10 minute drive from Bateman's Bay, on the South Coast of NSW. I haven't been to a zoo since I was 5 years old and I must say I suddenly felt like a child again as I wandered around looking at all the lovely animals and listening to the keepers giving their informative talks. It a great place for both young and old, and we would definitely recommend a visit if you're in the area.

The animals were all beautiful in their own ways. Some were funny like the Meerkats, some were cute like the Silver Gibbon mother and her little 5mths old baby boy, and others like the white lion were just adorable.  It was obvious that the animals were all very well cared for and much loved by the keepers.

Mogo Zoo is an amazing place and a wonderful sanctuary for many endangered species whos natural habitat is eroding rapidly from deforestation of their homelands. We learnt that the main reason for this deforestation of the natural habitat is caused by humans insatiable appetite for palm oil. The rainforests are destroyed to make way for plantations, and in doing so destroys the very home of these amazing creatures.

We saw gibbons, reptiles, sumartran tigers, giraffes, zebras, deer, meerkats, otters, frogs, snakes, white tigers, lemurs, ostriches, tamirs, monkies, and so many more that we lost count. My personal favourite was the white lion. She was absolutely beautiful with such a gentle nature.

There are some excellent options for meals at Mogo Zoo. You can enjoy lunch just inside the main entrance foyer at the Jungle Drum Cafe (we had the chilli chicken wrap-Yum!) or you can use the bbq area which you'll find just outside the main entrance building as you enter the zoo area. You can also bring your own picnic lunch and sit among the gardens at the picnic tables provided while you watch the animals. 

The Mogo Zoo shop is filled with really good quality merchandise of all kinds including childrens books, puzzles, stuffed toys, caps and beanies. For the big kids in the family there are some t-shirts, caps, vests, fridge magnets, books and other useful mementos of your visit to the zoo. If you are in the Batemans Bay area and are looking for things to do, I'm sure you'll enjoy Mogo Zoo!

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