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Santa Barbara Zoo
The Santa Barbara Zoo has received two female wallabies, the first of four planned to be a part of a new exhibit focused on Australia.

Santa Barbara Zoo gets the first of four wallabies to be part of new Australian Walkabout exhibit.

A South Coast zoo’s newest exhibit is going to give visitors a taste of the “Land Down Under.”

Two wallabies which will be a part of the Santa Barbara Zoo’s Australian Walkabout exhibit have arrived at their new home. The female Bennett’s Wallabies came from a New York zoo. They’ll be joined by two male wallabies as part of a breeding program.

Wallabies are medium-sized marsupials, standing about three feet tall and weighing between 30 and 40 pounds. The are in the same general animal family as kangaroos.

The zoo’s new 15,000 square foot Australian Walkabout will feature the wallabies, as well as kangaroos and other animals from the Australia.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.