About mogo zoo

Opening Hours

9:00am to 5:00pm seven days a week

Closed on Christmas Day.

We recommend a minimum of 2 hours for your visit to our zoo, and plan your visit to include our keeper talks and feeding sessions which commence at *10.30 am.

*Times may vary during school holiday periods.

Our Mission

  • To deliver the best possible care to animals exhibited in the zoo by providing excellence in dietary requirements, exhibit construction and husbandry skills.
  • To provide a sanctuary for displaced, endangered, exotic species due to the neglect and degradation of natural habitat.
  • To establish and maintain genetically viable and controlled regional and global breeding programs.
  • To offer our customers the best zoological experience by providing excellence in education, customer service and value for money.

Our Values

  • Commitment
  • Dedication
  • Professionalism
  • Caring

Mogo Zoo is a privately owned zoo situated 10km south of Batemans Bay in the picturesque and historic gold mining village of Mogo.

We are an organisation committed to the survival of endangered animals and provide world standard facilities for over 200 animals of more than 42 rare and exotic species, including the White Lions of ‘Timbavati’. Mogo Zoo also boasts the largest collection of primates in any private zoo in Australia.

As an institutional member of the zoo and aquarium association, we work closely with all major Australasian zoos, cooperating in various species management programs.We are also actively involved in many global breeding programs.

Mogo Zoo is a valuable tourism asset for the south coast. We attract visitors to the area, specifically to visit our zoo and media interest in our achievements continues to increase.

We aim to involve and to educate the public at large and offer our visitors an intimate, educational zoo experience.


Mogo Zoo is non-government funded. Upkeep of animals and grounds is funded purely through admission charges, ‘Wild Things’ Gift Shop, the ‘Jungle Drum’ Cafe, Friends of Mogo Zoo Memberships and our Adopt An Animal Program.

We rely greatly on corporate sponsorships to assist the zoo in meeting the financial costs of breeding programs, animal medication and maintaining high standards of health and nutrition.

A message from Sally

Mogo Zoo does not receive government funding. Admission charges directly contribute to the upkeep of the animals at Mogo Zoo. Without your support the success of Mogo Zoo and its devotion to some of the worlds most endangered species would not have been made possible. Connecting people with nature by doing good things for animals is my lifes work. Thank you