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A Busy Day For Us All Once Again

Monday, November 29, 2010 3:36pm
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Hi all

You haven’t heard from me for a while but I will try and update you on some of the happenings in the health centre.

Last Monday, we were busy checking our carnivore section including our female sealion ‘Ady’ after her anaesthetic for

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Platypus Spotting at Warrawong

Thursday, November 25, 2010 9:59am
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We had a nice surprise at Warrawong this week with a sighting of a pair of Platypus, with all the tell tale signs that there had been some mating activity. A general hint of this is chasing activity, bite wounds to the tail and the particular pond they were sighted in generally serves as a preferred mating pond.

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Playful Mujambi

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 8:35am
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If you have been to Adelaide Zoo you would have noticed how lush and green it is with an array of different plants, from the pink flowered Violet Maple in the Giant Panda exhibits to the vast array of palm trees around the grounds.

Our great horticulture team maintains the grounds of the zoo and some of the trimmings made can be used as enrichment for our animals. Palm fronds are a favourite for a few animals,

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Diary of a Palm Cockatoo (part 1)

Saturday, November 20, 2010 1:55pm
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We recently had a very exciting “hatch” at Adelaide Zoo, with the arrival of a little Palm Cockatoo chick on 5 October. This little chick is the first one to be successful reared in Australia since 1973.

We were very exciting to find a fertile egg as we weren’t sure whether our pair were capable of breeding

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Zoos SA and Santos Partners in Conservation

Friday, November 19, 2010 3:32pm


Zoos South Australia as part of a joint commitment to sustainability has partnered with Santos to announce the official launch of the Santos Conservation Centre at Adelaide Zoo.

South Australian Premier Mike Rann will officially launch the Santos Conservation Centre, which provides the community with a centre for people to meet, share ideas and be inspired by the natural world.

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Happy Birthday Kemiri

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 5:21pm

Kemiri turns 16 tomorrow! Check out our gorgeous girl and listen to two of her keepers talk about how much they enjoy working with this friendly tiger. 

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Przewalski's Horse Born

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 11:35am
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A couple of weeks ago, one of Monarto Zoo’s breeding pairs of Przewalski's Horses  produced another valuable foal for this critically endangered species.

The foal is the first born to the pairing up of Kolya and Rosanna. These two animals were introduced to each other a little over 12 months ago in our off-display breeding area, and right from the word go, indications were very encouraging that they would breed.  Kolya showed a lot of interest in her

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Much Loved Sea Lion Pup Passes Away

Friday, November 12, 2010 3:04pm

Media Release

Adelaide Zoo’s much loved female Sea Lion pup passed away through the night of 10 November due to a medical condition.

The female pup was born 31st October to first time Mum Ady, who rejected her upon birth. The pup was being hand-raised at Adelaide Zoo’s Animal Health Centre and seemed to be doing very well for being orphaned.

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Trapping SA's Most Endangered Mammal

Tuesday, November 09, 2010 2:27pm
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Hello all,

Recently I had the privilege to spend time in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytatjara (APY) Lands (northern SA near the NT boarder) representing Zoos SA in the annual Black-footed rock-wallaby (Petrogale lateralis MacDonnell Range race) trapping event. 

The Warru, as they are called by the Anangu people, is SA’s most endangered mammal,

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Singapore Bound

Monday, November 08, 2010 3:27pm
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I would like to introduce you to little (or not so anymore) Jabari our 3 year old, 1200kg, Southern White Rhinoceros. Jabari is the second Southern White Rhinoceros to be born at Monarto to pair Uhura and Satara, with hopefully many more to come.

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World's First 'Power Neutral' Wildlife Park

Thursday, November 04, 2010 1:06pm
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Leading Adelaide-based solar energy company, ZEN, have partnered with Monarto Zoo to create the world's first 'power neutral' wildlife park.

The innovative ZEN Dual Axis Power Tracking system will offset Monarto Zoo's entire energy needs, including our heating, cooling, communications, perimetre fencing and water pumping systems.

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More On Our Sea-lion Pup

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 2:39pm

Check out the video on our gorgeous Sea-lion Pup :)

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Sea-lion Pup

Tuesday, November 02, 2010 9:19am
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Adelaide Zoo had a very happy Halloween with the birth of Ady’s first pup!

Ady gave birth to a beautiful baby girl pup at 11am on Sunday 31st October, under the watchful eyes of keepers and vet staff. The pup weighed in at a healthy 4.5kg and it looks like she has Tasko’s big brown eyes and her mother’s stubborn demeanour.

Posted by Zoos SA at 9:19am | 8 Comments

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