The Wagga Wagga Botanical Gardens Zoo has a large range of both native and non Australian animals and birds.
This is a Free Zoo, sponsored by the local council, and is a perfect place for both the tourist to Wagga and the local residents to spend some time with the beauty of nature.
If taking young children through, buy a small bag of pellets before you go in, as most of the animals will come to you to get some food.
Many of the animals in the park are free to roam. These include ducks, peacocks, chooks, black swans, geese and many other birds.
The Zoo contains a very diverse range of animals and exhibits many local animals as well as those not local to the region. The Australian Animals section is located at the top end of the Sanctuary. This area houses kangaroos, wallabies, emus, wombats and native birds. The Budgerigar Aviary here has been constructed on the lines of the early colonial home, together with windmill, water tower and dunny.
The Free Flight Aviary was completely destroyed in a storm in January 2007 and has recently been rebuilt. The Aviary\'s bird population is expected to return to normal levels over the next 12 months as breeding programs progress.