May 29 - The San Diego Zoo launches a new habitat featuring animals from Australia's Outback. Tara Cleary reports.
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G'day mate! The Outback has come to San Diego Zoo.
An exhibit featuring some beloved creatures from Down Under has opened.
And it's not only cuddly koalas that are on show, says the zoo's ambassador, Rick Schwartz.
SOUNDBITE: Rick Schwartz, San Diego Zoo ambassador, saying (English):
"We have wombats, we have wallabies, a wide variety of birds species. It really is so enjoyable how they made it an immersive space for all our animals."
The habitat, which cost the zoo $7.4 million U.S. dollars, was built to get a better understanding of the lifestyle and mating habits of animals native to Australia's Outback.
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