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Posts for March 2009

Wombats Receive Conservation Award

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 10:49am


A long term study of Southern hairy-nosed wombats has been occurring in the Murraylands examining population dynamics, assisted reproduction, seasonal breeding patterns, disease and their relationship to climatic variables, with the hope that this research will assist both the Southern and the critically endangered Northern hairy-nosed wombat.
Chief Executive Officer of Zoos South Australia, Dr Chris West said, “Winning an ARAZPA award for our science based conservation work is a signal honour as it demonstrates how Zoos SA's Conservation Ark program is recognized by fellow conservationists as being world class.

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Water Tanks Help Prevent Fire at Monarto Zoo

Friday, March 13, 2009 10:51am
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Peter Jefferies (left) from Rhino Water Tanks, with one of the donated tanks

The entire project consists of 5 tanks in various sites across the Zoo property for emergency fire fighting water and was funded with a $30,000 Community Water Grant and a $12,000 donation from Rhino.

Zoos SA recognises the importance of overt and passive education, with the tanks being a visible reminder to the public of the value of water collection and storage.

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Update on Matilda

Thursday, March 12, 2009 1:18pm

Thank God I don’t have to get up at night for Matilda anymore! I’ve moved her out of my room now, she’s been out for about a month because she was waking up at 3 or 4am to play. Sometimes I can still hear her next door but she doesn’t call out for me so she’s obviously okay.

She hasn’t been as playful lately, she’s been a bit sick for the last few weeks. She dropped a bit of weight, reached over a kilo and then went under, and is now back up again. It was a bit stressful during that time, as I didn’t know whether she would crash and die as koalas are so sensitive. But now she seems a bit brighter.

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Lion Introduction Updates

Thursday, March 12, 2009 9:11am

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Zoo Photography

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 10:50am
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Hello I’m Dave and I’m the zoo photographer.
I photograph the zoo animals, zoo staff and the zoo grounds for use by the Adelaide and Monarto Zoo. The images appear in zoo publications, on the zoo website and in any media the zoo uses to promote the animals and conservation.
Some of the photographs were easy to capture with the animal doing exactly what I needed. More often than not though the animal would look away or stand when I needed an animal sitting or sitting when I needed the animal standing. Who was it that said 'never work with animals'?

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