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Oceania is in our antipodes, and is a fascinating continent. The land of wallabies, cassowaries, emus and koalas, the animals in Oceania are brought together in one of thematic areas at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium. Animal and plant biodiversity on this continent is fabulous –proof of this is that it has tropical and subtropical ecosystems, tundra and mountain territories: each island is a world unto itself. Also, the “endemic fact” is widespread; it exclusively contains many of the species of this world, among which the marsupial family stands out. The most peculiar thing about the wildlife in this part of the globe is that it has evolved in a region that is quite unlike the rest of the continents: thus,  Papua and Tasmania (home of the well-known devils that bear its name, or porcupines).

The rock wallaby –or yellow-footed wallaby – and the Bennett’s wallaby are two species of wallaby that live at Madrid Zoo. The first is easily recognisable by its ringed tail and is protected, while the second is often confused with e kangaroos (though it is smaller). Koalas, one the other hand, are part of the Madrid park’s landscape since their arrival in 2001. They were the first specimens of this species from Oceania that were shown in Spain.

Dear visitor:

Following the indication of the competent authorities, Zoo Aquarium de Madrid will remain closed out of consideration for the health and safety of our visitors and employees. We continue to provide regular updates through this website and social media.

Since our priority is that our visitors can enjoy the unique experiences of our park, for customers with tickets on dates with the park closed, changes will be allowed for dates on any other day in the year 2020. If you made your purchase at the box office or on the park's website, please write an email to with your ticket information for personalized management of your case. For other sales channels, please contact your distribution point directly.

In the meantime, and seeking to safeguard our animals wellbeing, our veterinarians and caretakers teams will continue to diligently look after them on a daily basis.

We deeply appreciate your understanding and will continue to report promptly through our website and social media.