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Monarto Safari Park Mourns Loss of Chimpanzee

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our 19 year old female Chimpanzee Soona, who was expecting her first infant. Miraculously, Soona’s infant has survived and expectant female Zombi is currently caring for it.

The Chimpanzee Platform is currently closed to the public.  It is too early to speculate the long-term future of Soona’s infant, but all necessary support will be in place for any possible outcome.

Soona’s exact cause of death remains unclear at this stage, however initial observations indicate she passed away from complications during labour. A post mortem examination will be performed, which we hope will provide some more definitive answers.

 

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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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