Zoos SA
Zoos SA is a non-government conservation charity, every visit, adoption, donation and ticket helps to save species from extinction.

What does animal welfare mean to us?

Providing tip-top care for our animals is one of our highest priorities at Zoos SA. We do so using a science-based approach to animal welfare that focuses on the Five Domains: Environment, behaviour, nutrition, health and positive mental state.


Spaces, housing and facilities that meet wellbeing needs.


Provide opportunities and enrichment programs that support the expression of natural behaviours.


Ensuring appropriate nutrition through diets based on scientific principles.


Providing a high standard of health care

Mental state

Supporting a positive mental state.

Animal welfare at home

Pets at home need the same considerations as zoo animals when it comes to nutrition, environment, behaviour and health. Our Animal Welfare Tool for pets lets you assess the welfare of your animals in your own home, and includes helpful tips and advice for ensuring your pet is leading a happy and healthy life.


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Animal Welfare Charter

Zoos SA is a long established conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction. Our aspiration is to lead and inspire conservation action to support global diversity.

As a zoo-based conservation organisation with responsibility for the care of animals in our collection and in the field through our conservation projects, we aim to ensure that our activities are underpinned by high standards in animal welfare that reflect the needs and interests of our animals at all times.

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ZAA Accreditation

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In 2022, both Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park received renewed ZAA accreditation! This is wonderful recognition for our endeavours to provide the best in animal welfare standards, surpassing regulations.

Zoos SA is accredited by the ZAA for its excellence in animal welfare, conservation, sustainability, biosecurity and safety. Going beyond the minimum Government animal welfare requirements, ZAA accreditation applies a progressive, science-based approach to animal welfare.

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Donate to help save species!

Zoos SA is a conservation charity that exists to save species from extinction and connect people with nature. We rely on the generous support of the community to care for endangered animals, undertake research and conservation programs and delight and educate zoo visitors.

Your generous donation will support animal care and our wildlife research and conservation programs in our own backyard and across the globe. Donations of $2 or more are 100% tax deductible.

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction. Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging. We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.

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