Wildlife HQ

Located at the Sunshine Coasts iconic Big Pineapple
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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

Plan your visit

Keeper Talks

Meet the Keepers and learn something new about your favourite animals!

10:45am Spider Monkey Keeper Talk

11:45am Sun Bear Keeper Talk

12:45pm Hamadryas Baboon Keeper Talk

 

Wildlife HQ Zoo Map

Zoo Café

Exciting New Cafe NOW OPEN!

 

You can now enjoy an immersive dining experience at Wildlife HQ with our critically endangered Cotton Top Tamarins, housed in a beautiful exhibit right next to you!

Next time you’re at the zoo make sure you check out our brand new cafe and undercover eating facilities and accompanying Cotton Top Tamarin exhibit. 

 

Cafe opening hours are from 9am until 2:30pm daily. 

 

Enjoy a snack of fresh or toasted sandwiches, burgers, nachos, burritos, quesadillas, or some sweet treats to name a few. Why not also grab a delicious barista made coffee, ice coffee or frappe ‘to go’ whilst venturing around the Zoo.  All dietary requirements are catered for.

 

We hope you enjoy our new unique dining experience!

Our History

Alma 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.

Zoo Keeper for a Day

Wildlife HQ Zoo offer a unique VIP experience for $349 per adult and $299 per child. The package includes an average of 6 up close and personal experiences and can be tailored to your interests – native or exotic animals. You will have a personalised tour of the animals you choose for your package, along with a keeper who can tell you all about the animals you are meeting. You are more than welcome to bring your own camera and our staff will help capture the experience. Or you can purchase photos taken by our staff member.

Email info@whqzoo.com to find out more information.

Whilst it was devastating to see Alma Park Zoo close after 45 years, keeping all the animals with their Keepers at the new Wildlife HQ was the best possible outcome.

 

 

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 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.

Conservation

In July 2021 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.

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