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We need your help to protect bushfire-affected wildlife!


Ecologists estimate we’ve now lost over one billion Australian animals – mammals, birds and reptiles – since the catastrophic blazes gripping the country began, with untold others sick, injured, suffering and displaced.

As a conservation charity that exists to save species from extinction, we’re devastated – as we’re sure you are too. The conservation and restoration of crucial habitats and animal populations on this scale will need a seriously urgent and long-term approach.

Thankfully, this is where the global network of good zoos can step in to help.

Here are some ways you can help!





Support Zoos SA’s veterinary and conservation work

Our Animal Health Department have been busy expertly caring for wildlife, like koalas and Ringtail Possums, injured during the Cudlee Creek fires, as well as providing veterinary support on the ground on Kangaroo Island. We’re currently also working with partners and agencies to identify the potential for insurance population programs for species like the critically-endangered Kangaroo Island Dunnart.

With more animals facing devastation every day, this  work is now more vital than ever and the more funding we have the more we can contribute.

To support our crucial bushfire support work, click here to donate now.

Click here if you’d like to read more about our incredible vet teams’ work.

Support the Wildlife Conservation Fund

We’ve joined forces with the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) of Australasia and accredited zoos around the world to launch a Wildlife Conservation Fund, which will raise funds for both emergency and long-term crisis action on the ground.

Donations collected will be made available to a number of ZAA’s 91 members to assist with the crucial rehabilitation of wildlife and their habitats including:

  • rescue and rehabilitation of drought and fire-affected Australian native wildlife with the specific end-goal of returning healthy animals back to their natural habitats,
  • restoration, rehabilitation and resilience improvement of drought and fire-affected Australian native habitats,
  • dedicated research geared toward reassessing species status, habitat regeneration, and other science-related projects.

Click here to donate now. 


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The federal government has announced an Emergency Recovery Fund, part of which will resource Zoos South Australia, along with Zoos Victoria and Taronga Zoo, to respond to the bushfire crisis.

This dedicated fund will assist with priority areas of rescue and rehabilitation of fire-affected wildlife with the end-goal of returning healthy animals back to the wild, and the restoration, rehabilitation, and regeneration of native habitats.

Our fourth annual Zoos SA Gala is to be held on Friday 7th February and we would like to deepen our support during this crisis to divide the profits of the evening between the completion of the Rhino Management and Quarantine Facility and these native recovery programs. 

Our Zoos SA Gala fundraising activities include:


Buy your ticket to the Zoos SA Gala

Join us for the 2020 Zoos SA Gala at the iconic William Magarey Room at Adelaide Oval for a night jam-packed with entertainment. Live, silent auctions and raffles will be on offer.

Eat, drink, dance, with the knowledge you’re making a real difference.

Buy your Zoos SA Gala ticket now!

Win a car and help save species

Following on from last year’s success and in addition to the Zoos SA Gala online auction, we will again be holding a raffle that will be drawn on the night.

And the prize for that raffle? A brand new Suzuki Vitara valued at $27,500!

Buy your raffle ticket now!

Lottery licence number: M13598. Click here for the full Ts&Cs.

Zoos SA Gala Online Auction

To further support our fundraising, we’re excited to be holding another online auction.

Help ensure the ongoing protection of some of the world’s most incredible animals by joining our online auction, now live!

Click here to see the incredible items available.


Koala in Hospital

Zoos SA’s vet team help injured wildlife

A koala rescued from the Cudlee Creek fire grounds has had their bandages changed and burns treated at Adelaide Zoo.

Touchingly known as Four Paws because of how many of her paws were injured in the blaze, the Southern Koala has been recovering under the expert care of Adelaide Zoo’s Animal Health Centre since she arrived in late December.

Along with another koala known as Two Paws, Four Paws was brought into Adelaide Zoo after being rescued by an Adelaide Zoo keeper who also volunteers for the CFS and was on the ground during the Cudlee Creek fires.

Click here to read the full story.

Support our incredible veterinary team as they continue their crucial work.

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Where does your money go?

Every dollar you contribute makes a big difference in helping to save species from extinction, improving animal welfare and connecting people with nature. To learn more about us visit the Annual Report section of our website.

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