New zoo exhibit lets visitors see Australian wildlife up close
Winnipeggers can hop on down to the Assiniboine Park Zoo to check out the residents of the latest permanent seasonal exhibit.
The Australian Walkabout Exhibit features 14 female red kangaroos plus their young, as well as four emus.
The new exhibit features a large, open-concept enclosure just inside the zoo entrance that allows visitors to enter and walk around with the animals.
Red kangaroos are the largest of the species and the largest mammal native to Australia, said zoo officials. Emus are also native to Australia and they are the second-largest bird in the world by height, after their relative the ostrich.
Zookeeper talks, presentations and animal feeding sessions will happen daily. They are free with regular zoo admission. The zoo is opendaily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.