What animals will I see?
Full park closure alert
Due to the extreme weather conditions Cleland Wildlife Park will be closed to the public on Thursday 24 January. The site will reopen on Friday 25 January. We apologise for any inconvenience.
There are very few animal enclosures at Cleland. Most animals live in natural habitat and you can get up close for great photos. The animals are fully adapted to the park setting and accustomed to people, meaning you can pat and feed them.
Please keep in mind some of our animals are shy, and some are nocturnal so they sleep during the day. As you make your way around the park you may see:
- marsupials such as koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, bettongs, and potoroos
- dingoes and Tasmanian devils
- native birds, water birds and forest birds
- snakes, reptiles and even the elusive echidna.
Our animals are very well adapted to the climate conditions of the Mount Lofty Ranges. During very hot weather look carefully into cool, shady nooks and crannies to spot them avoiding the worst of the day’s heat.