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Australian Animals

Koala Knockabout is home to koalas, Australian fish and reptiles. The young and the young-at-heart won’t want to miss the opportunity to feed the friendly lories in the neighboring interactive lorikeet aviary. And, if you like the sound of mingling with the marsupials, be sure to check out Kangaroo Walkabout — an interactive walk-through exhibit featuring red kangaroos and wallabies!


Quick fact: Koalas are Australia’s most recognized and beloved animals. Riverbanks’ koalas were acquired through a sister-state relationship between South Carolina and Queensland, Australia.


Quick fact: Visitors can experience dazzling colors, an array of activity and loads of fun while hand-feeding a flock of lorikeets in the walk-through lorikeet aviary at Riverbanks.

Red Kangaroo

Quick fact: Australia’s largest marsupial, an adult male red kangaroo can weigh as much as 200 pounds and grow to be 5 feet tall—but at birth the red kangaroo is not much larger than a jelly bean!

Red-necked Wallaby

Quick fact: A wallaby is generally used to describe any macropod (kangaroo) weighing less than 20 kilograms (44 pounds). The red-necked wallaby is the largest of all the wallabies.