Busch Gardens is preparing to open its Australian-influenced area called Walkabout Way on June 14. Among the features at the Tampa theme park: opportunities to hand-feed kangaroos.
The area will center on Kangaloom, an exhibit with red and grey kangaroos plus Bennett's wallabies. Guests can purchase a cup of food and hand-feed the animals during scheduled feedings a few times each day (check schedule at park entrance). The cup of food will cost $5, and you must be 5 years old or older to participate in the feedings.
The Kookaburra's Nest will be a free-flight aviary with species native to Australia, and at Aussie Station, guests can meet a variety of "animal ambassadors," which may include small Australian parrots, a tawny frogmouth and cockatoos.
Walkabout Way is an addition to the park's Bird Gardens. It's included in regular admission. More information at www.buschgardens.com.
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