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

The Pygmy Bluetongue is one of Australia’s rarest lizards. It was considered extinct until rediscovered near Burra in South Australia in 1992. These small lizards have the unusual habit of living down spider holes. Most of the lizards are found on farms in small isolated populations and working with the landholders to manage these precious populations is key to safeguarding the species. Zoos SA is trialling captive breeding and release for the species.

Zoos SA is represented on the Pygmy Bluetongue Recovery Team. Our project partners include Flinders University, the South Australian Museum and South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.






Other Conservation Projects

Zambian Wild Dog Conservation

Zambian Carnivore Program and Wild Dog Conservation, Zambia

Zoos SA supports conservation activities including research, education, monitoring and mitigating human and carnivore conflict and reintroductions.

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Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby

Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby

In 1996 Zoos SA contributed to a partnership that reintroduced a population of Yellow-footed Rock-wallabies into Aroona Sanctuary.

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Mainland Tammar Wallaby

Mainland Tammar Wallaby

A team of Zoos SA staff from Monarto Safari Park have been involved in the captive breeding and release...

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Mallee Fowl

Mallee Fowl

Zoos SA is currently keeping a number of Mallee Fowl at Monarto Safari Park with plans to undertake captive...

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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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