Australia Zoo goes ‘carnival’ for the release of Rio 2!

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Home to our very own beautiful blue and gold macaws from South America, Australia Zoo will come alive on Saturday October 4 for the release of Rio 2, holding a colourful, Carnival party!
Just like the plot of Rio 2 where main characters Nico and Pedro join blue macaws Blu and Jewel on an amazing adventure, Australia Zoo also wants to take guests on an exciting journey this Saturday! On arrival, guests will be greeted by Samba dancers and Latino music before having the chance to meet roving blue and gold macaws as well as Nico and Pedro costume characters.
Australia Zoo’s cheeky blue and gold macaws Queto and Bubbles are very friendly – guests might even be lucky enough to catch them say hello! Visitors to Australia Zoo can chat to our roving zoo keepers as they introduce them to Queto and Bubbles at admissions, as well as plenty of other awesome wildlife.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to have our talented team work their magic with some Rio 2 themed face painting, before heading to the Crocoseum to have a dance with the amazing “Tropicalia” at 11:30am. Appearing as a headline act at the original Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, these samba dancers, along with the soundtrack of the Eddie Gazani Trio, are sure to get the Australia Zoo jungle party started.
Straight after the midday Wildlife Warriors show, Australia Zoo will be holding a special screening of Rio 2 in the Crocoseum for everyone to enjoy! Families can enjoy relaxing to this movie after an action-packed day of Brazilian-themed entertainment and our world-famous wildlife.
With all the vibrant Rio 2-themed fun happening on Saturday, Australia Zoo is thrilled this will also be the day they hold their first Instameet! Australia Zoo is joining Tourism and Events Queensland in a tourism initiative to promote the sunshine state, encouraging guests to share their snaps on the day. By simply uploading their images of Australia Zoo on Instagram between 10am – 5pm on October 4 and tagging both #thisisqueensland and #australiazoo, they could win a $1000 travel voucher for Queensland, as well as one of three family passes to Australia Zoo.
The Rio 2 Carnival party and screening will cap off an amazing two weeks of school holiday fun! For all the details on school holiday action, including performances from Bindi and the Jungle Girls, and the Irwin family feeding the crocs until October 2, head to
RIO 2 will be available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD from October 1. © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.