Big Bundle of Joy Debuts at Monarto

Monarto Zoo is celebrating the birth of an endangered Southern White Rhinoceros calf born in the early hours of Saturday 12 September to mother Umqali. The birth of the zoo’s fifth rhino calf kicks off an exciting time at Monarto…

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2015 Giant Panda Breeding Season Underway

The 2015 Adelaide Zoo Giant Panda breeding season is currently underway as Fu Ni heads towards the peak of her yearly oestrous cycle. Introductions between Wang Wang and Fu Ni began this morning in the Bamboo Forest. Giant Panda reproductive…

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Giant Panda

Countdown to Giant Panda Breeding Season Begins

As the temperature across Adelaide begins to rise, so too have Giant Panda Fu Ni’s hormone levels, marking the official start to the 2015 Adelaide Zoo Giant Panda breeding season. Giant Panda reproductive specialist Professor Tang of the China Conservation…

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Happy Birthday Fu Ni!

On Sunday 23 August, Adelaide Zoo is throwing a special birthday party – Fu Ni the Giant Panda is turning nine years old. Fu Ni will be treated to specially prepared panda treats and hum-animals will be encouraged to join…

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Orphaned Tree Kangaroo Saved in World First

In a world first for conservation, Adelaide Zoo Keepers and Veterinarians saved the life of an orphaned Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo through utilising a surrogate wallaby mother – a technique never attempted before with a tree kangaroo. Today, the joey will…

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Striped Legless Lizard (photo Mark Hutchinson)

Search for the Striped Legless Lizard

The Striped Legless Lizard (Delma impar) is one of South Australia’s rarest reptiles.  It’s a grassland specialist that was historically considered to be widely distributed in low altitude tussock grasslands in south-eastern Australia.  However, the loss and fragmentation of grassland…

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Happy National Volunteer Week

This week marks National Volunteers Week, the perfect time for us to reflect on and recognise the amazing contribution volunteers around the country make. We are so fortunate here at Zoos SA to have more than 600 volunteers dedicate their…

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Bushfire Joeys Given a New Lease on Life

Adelaide Zoo is pleased to announce the release of six bushfire survivor joeys to a private property in Rockleigh on Monday last week. The release follows a three month intensive treatment program after bushfires devastated the Adelaide Hills in January….

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Macaw Naming Comp

Help Name our Macaw!

Our spectacular young Blue and Gold Macaw needs a name and we need your help to find it! The beautiful boy was born on 28 May 2014 and was hand-reared by the Bird Team. When he’s fully grown it’s hoped that he will star in…

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Fourth National Giant Panda Survey Results

Over the weekend China announced some exciting news for Wang Wang and Fu Ni’s wild black and white cousins. The results of China’s Fourth National Giant Panda Survey recorded a 16.8% rise in wild panda numbers over the past decade…

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Adelaide Zoo Cares for Bushfire Survivors

The Adelaide Zoo Animal Health Centre is hopping with some very special visitors, nine kangaroo joeys that are being tenderly cared for after sustaining burns as a result of the Adelaide Hills bushfires. The bushfire survivors started arriving at the…

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SEA Luanch Blog

South East Asian Aviary Takes Flight

Adelaide Zoo is pleased to announce the re-opening of the much loved South East Asian Aviary after a series of redevelopments over 2014. During an official ribbon cutting ceremony today, Zoos SA Chief Executive, Elaine Bensted will welcome visitors into…

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Christmas Baby Joy at Adelaide Zoo

A very special Christmas present has arrived a few days early at Adelaide Zoo with the birth of an infant Hamadryas Baboon. The birth is a great success for the zoo and the species, with the last infant baboon born…

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Happy 99th Birthday to @tarongazoo Wishing all our friends, animal & human, a fantastic day full of lots of yummy treats!

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