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Posts for October 2010

Update: Baby Meerkats (part 2)

Friday, October 29, 2010 12:40pm
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Our baby meerkats at five weeks of age :)

Posted by Zoos SA at 12:40pm | 4 Comments

Persistence and Patience - Orangutan Style

Thursday, October 28, 2010 12:59pm
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One thing that you can definitely say about Karta is that once she has an idea in her head, she will do whatever it takes to make it happen!

Last night, as Karta was coming into her bedroom area after a day lazing in the spring sunshine, she spotted half a coconut that was in the siamang bedrooms which had rolled right up alongside the door that separates the orangutan area from the siamang area. 

Posted by Zoos SA at 12:59pm | 6 Comments

Update: Baby Meerkats (part 1)

Saturday, October 23, 2010 12:29pm
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Check out photos of our baby meerkats at two weeks of age!

Posted by Zoos SA at 12:29pm | 0 Comments

The Chimp Girls Arrive

Thursday, October 14, 2010 2:06pm

Singapore Airlines made a special detour to Adelaide on 2nd October to deliver four new chimpanzees. The new arrivals - 11-year-olds Zwala, Galatea and Soona and 16-year-old Zombi –  must spend 30-40 days in quarantine at Adelaide Zoo before they travel up to Monarto.

Posted by Zoos SA at 2:06pm | 1 Comment

The Fussy Pregnant Lady

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 3:52pm
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Yes, we are still waiting for our Australian Sea Lion, Ady, to give birth (hopefully sometime in the next two months(. I don’t think a day goes by where someone doesn’t ask me if Ady has given birth - even my Mum calls me weekly for an update and I give the same response to everyone... “nope, still very pregnant and fussy.”

This is my first time working with Sea Lions so I am learning lots, including how everyday is different with Ady - especially with eating.

Up until a couple of months ago, Ady's favourite fish was yellowtail mackerel, she couldn’t get enough of them.

Posted by Zoos SA at 3:52pm | 4 Comments

Restoration Project at Monarto Zoo

Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:37pm
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Are you interested in helping with our new restoration project at Monarto?  We are working on a large scale restoration and habitat expansion project that will provide opportunities for a lot of people to get involved in hands on conservation work.  The work will involve establishing facilities, plant propagation and establishing bio-surveys.

If this is something you would like to be part of, field days will be run at Monarto on Saturdays and Sundays over the next few months starting on the 13 November.  Group size may range from 5-50, depending on the activity.  We would also be happy to consider corporate groups if you would like to get your business involved.

Please email Briony Horner and let her know whether you are interested in being involved in these conservation projects -

Posted by Zoos SA at 2:37pm | 1 Comment

Dental Day (part 3)

Friday, October 08, 2010 4:03pm

Check out what happened when our Orangutan, Tiger and Sunbear recently visited the dentist!

Posted by Zoos SA at 4:03pm | 0 Comments

Glenelg and Gordon... and Gracie!

Thursday, October 07, 2010 3:40pm
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Many Zoos around the world have a pair of gay penguins in their collections and sometimes they are even used to foster eggs or chicks from pairs that are unable to breed successfully.

Our pair of Little Penguins, Glenelg and Gordon, have gone one step further and have found themselves a surrogate female to lay eggs and help them rear their young.

Posted by Zoos SA at 3:40pm | 1 Comment

Dental Day (part 2)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 9:45am
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Does the thought of going to the dentist make you squirm? But how do you make a dentist squirm? How about having a 95 kilo Tiger as a patient?!

Recently Adelaide Zoo had a dental day for some very special and large patients and one of those was our beautiful male Sumatran Tiger, Tuan. About once a year, Adelaide Zoo brings in Dr David, a specialist animal dentist, to do dental work on our animals. This dental day he had booked in an Orangutan, Sumatran Tiger and Sun Bear…quite a line up.

After a successful appointment with Karta the Orangutan,

Posted by Zoos SA at 9:45am | 2 Comments

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