About the Zoo
Wildlife HQ is home to native and exotic animals from around the world! We are located at the Iconic Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast QLD. The story of Wildlife HQ is akin to the story of Noah’s Ark. Zoo owner, Julie Seabrook and her team of dedicated Keepers, undertook the mammoth task of moving 200 animals from Alma Park Zoo to their new home at Wildlife HQ. If you thought moving home was tough, try packing a herd of Indian Blackbuck, Red Pandas, troops of South American monkeys, a bearcat, and pack of dingos…Read More
Our HistoryAlma Zoo
When Alma Park Zoo closed in March 2014 to make way for a housing development in the area. Julie negotiated with owners of the Zoo to assume ownership of the animal collection. Julie and her Keepers established the new Wildlife HQ in Woombye to accommodate the 200 animals safely in their new permanent home at the Big Pineapple.
For the animals with complex and multifaceted social relationships, maintaining their social bonds by staying together rather than being dispersed to other Zoo’s was the best solution for their continued health and well being. This solution also provided Keepers with the opportunity to continue to develop the bonds they had established with animals they have worked with for a number of years.
The Big Pineapple
The move to the Big Pineapple was a win-win for both unique animals and talented people. Julie and the team at Wildlife HQ are now embarking on a new era.
We are focused on providing lifetime care for animals of Wildlife HQ whilst educating families and children about our environment and conservation.
In July 2015 the team at Wildlife HQ were thrilled to achieve accreditation under the ZAA Accreditation Program.
The position of ZAA is that all zoos and aquariums have a responsibility to ensure a high standard of animal welfare for all animals in their care. Conservation, education, research and recreational goals of zoological organisations must be underpinned by positive animal welfare.
The Accreditation Program is an industry-specific approach to assessing animal welfare states for zoos and aquariums.