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National Threatened Species Day

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 4:36pm
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Did you know Tasmanian Devils patrol an area in a large figure of eight pattern in the wild? And so, with a little poetic license, the legend of the Looney Tunes cartoon character, Taz, spinning around from place to place, was born.

With their large heads, wide jaws and big, sharp teeth, Tasmanian devils are an iconic Australian species

Posted by Zoos SA at 4:36pm | 0 Comments

Sad News at Warrawong

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:16pm
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Sad news at Warrawong with the passing of one of our hand raised Bandicoot joeys.

During a recent census at Warrawong, two Southern Brown Bandicoot joeys were found thrown from mum's pouch. The sisters were hand reared for a time, named Isa and Obel and became quite friendly.

Posted by Zoos SA at 2:16pm | 2 Comments

Final Chance to Make a Difference

Friday, July 01, 2011 9:48am
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As you may have seen recently, the Bill to make labeling for palm oil a mandatory requirement on food, cosmetics and palm oil was passed in the House of Senate on Thursday 23rd June 2011.

Now it has one more step to go on Monday 4th July, when it goes through the House of Representatives. If it successfully goes through there then it will become law.

Posted by Zoos SA at 9:48am | 1 Comment

A Statement from Zoos SA

Friday, June 24, 2011 6:30pm

The Royal Zoological Society of South Australia is a not for profit, non-Government organisation. Significant capital investment was required for the development of the new front entrance precinct, the perimeter fence – required in order to meet National Zoo Standards – and the Giant Panda exhibit. The organisation attracted an enormous amount of community and business support, and valuable partnerships but far less national sponsorship than expected, largely due to the onset of the Global Financial Crisis at a critical point in the project.

Posted by Zoos SA at 6:30pm

Isa and Obel

Friday, June 17, 2011 12:30pm
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Warrawongs' bandicoot sisters have definitely grown up! They have left their inside nursery and now live in a large enclosure which they have made their own. Their digging practice is being put to good use, with dozens of little cone shaped holes found every morning.

Posted by Zoos SA at 12:30pm | 1 Comment

Our Baby Bandicoots Need Names!

Thursday, April 07, 2011 3:24pm
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Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary is excited to introduce the newest members of our daily animal shows, two Southern Brown Bandicoots joeys! We stumbled across the two sisters during a recent census; they had been thrown from mum’s pouch just a bit too early, and still required milk.

Posted by Zoos SA at 3:24pm | 6 Comments

International Women's Day

Tuesday, March 08, 2011 10:42am
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It’s hard to believe that in 1984 Adelaide Zoo’s very first female zoo keeper was employed.

I started working at Adelaide Zoo way back in December 1991 as a casual zoo keeper and by this time it appeared that women were well and truly ensconced into the zoo culture and work ethic.

Posted by Zoos SA at 10:42am | 0 Comments

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.

Posted by Zoos SA at 9:59am | 2 Comments

Tour Down Under Visits Warrawong

Saturday, January 23, 2010 10:47am

The team from the Tour Down Under visited Warrawong and took a good look around the Sanctuary.

Posted by Zoos SA at 10:47am | 0 Comments

Platypus Sightings

Monday, December 21, 2009 10:49am

Platypus sightings at Warrawong can happen almost every day around dawn and dusk. One of our visitors managed to capture a great afternoon sighting with the sun shining right through the water, clearly showing the detail of this guy going down and under to look for food!

Platypus sightings at Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary from Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary on Vimeo.

Posted by Zoos SA at 10:49am | 0 Comments

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