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Double Dental Day at Zoos SA

Here’s some news to sink your teeth into –a trio of primates across Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park have had a special trip to the dentist. Adelaide Zoo’s Mandrill, Tabah, was first in line to see veterinary dentist Dr…

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Wild Wrap-up!

So, Spotify’s global artist racked up 26.1 billion global streams this year. We see you Taylor Swift and we raise you – our Wild Wrap Up! We’ve connected thousands of people with nature, welcomed hundreds of special babies to the…

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We are the Plastic-Free Champions

Adelaide Zoo and sister site Monarto Safari Park have been named Plastic-Free Champions by Deputy Premier Susan Close, Minister for Climate, Environment & Water. Both Zoos SA sites were named Plastic Free Champions after eliminating key plastic items including straws,…

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Orphaned puggle nursed back to health

Celebrating the amazing work of our Animal Health Department on Vet Nurse Day Who can resist a little puggle snuggle on a Friday? Adelaide Zoo would like to introduce you to its newest arrival, Kathari (cut-tree), which means ‘prickle’ in…

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The death of Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal Zoological Society of South Australia is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen was a lover of animals, especially Corgis and horses, and was patron of London Zoo. We send our thoughts…

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Joey joy for critically-endangered species

An adorable bettong joey has bounced his way into the hearts of Adelaide Zoo keepers and brought hope for his critically-endangered species. Keepers were delighted to spot the little Brush-tailed Bettong in the pouch of five-year-old Truffles last month. Now…

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Zoos SA’s Wellness Program

Zoos SA’s wellness program is well underway – meditate with monkeys, greendesk with the gibbons and ramble near the rhinos…   As Adelaide’s Wellfest launches and World Mental Health Month is in full swing, Zoos SA is inviting members, visitors,…

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Merry Christmas and thank you!

It’s Christmas, friends! The year is almost over and we’d like to say a huge thank you to our incredible wild family for helping us connect more people than ever before to nature and continue to save amazing species from…

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So you want to be a zoo keeper?

To celebrate International Zookeeper Day we asked some of our wonderful keepers to share their stories of how they came to work at Zoos SA What qualifications and experience do you need to become a zoo keeper? It’s a question…

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It’s time to ditch the plastic habit

It’s no secret that plastic is wreaking havoc on our wildlife. We’re sure you’ve heard the horrifying statistics: 95% of packaging is discarded after a single use; 85% of Australian seabirds are affected by plastic pollution; by 2050 the ocean…

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One step closer to saving rhinos

Zoos South Australia is pleased to announce the next exciting step in bringing our Southern White Rhino sanctuary to life is complete! This week, our partner The Australian Rhino Project (TARP) signed an agreement with accredited sanctuary and rhino orphanage…

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Baby baboon born at Adelaide Zoo!

It’s all smiles and celebrations here at Adelaide Zoo thanks to the birth of a beautiful baby Hamadryas Baboon! Arriving in the early hours on Saturday morning, August 25, this adorable infant was born to parents Chappi and Horus. Adelaide…

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Spring has sprung at Adelaide Zoo

‘Awwws’ are ringing loud and clear around Adelaide Zoo with lots of new faces joining the family last month! With the pitter-patter of little feet all over the zoo, Adelaide Zoo turned into a maternity ward with lots of adorable…

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It’s time to rethink the modern zoo

What do the Pygmy Blue-Tongue Lizard, Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby and Przewalski’s Horse all have in common? Well, for one thing they’ve all been on the brink of extinction; for another, they very likely wouldn’t be around today if not for the…

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Saving the Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby

Two decades ago, Zoos SA embarked on a historic journey to bring the Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby back to the wilds of Australia. Once wide-spread throughout the Flinders Ranges and even found through north-west New South Wales and south-west Queensland in the…

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Adelaide Zoo re-opening gates at 9:30am

After yesterday’s disruption, Adelaide Zoo will be open today as per usual opening hours with Emergency Services confident that the zoo is now safe for public entry. Emergency Services have advised there is no longer a risk to public safety,…

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Zoos SA Celebrates 40,000 Members

Zoos South Australia (Zoos SA) is celebrating a significant milestone in its 137 year history, welcoming a record 40,000 members to the conservation-based charity that runs Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park. The record-breaking achievement was reached earlier this month…

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South African Safari

In my holidays in August, I travelled to Southern Africa to host the Zoos SA Mokhohlolo Tour –a unique opportunity for guests to see firsthand what is being done by game rangers to try and save rhinos from extinction. Mokhohlolo…

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Get Back to Nature This School Holidays

Budding jungle explorers can run wild this school holidays with the opening of Adelaide’s hottest new kids attraction at Adelaide Zoo, Nature’s Playground. To kick off the school holidays, little monkeys can discover the nature inspired play equipment with climbing…

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Miracle Chimp Makes Public Debut

To mark the public debut of Monarto Safari Park’s miracle Chimpanzee infant, zoo keepers have bestowed the little man with a special and befitting name – Boon. The orphaned infant, whose mum Soona tragically passed away Friday shortly after giving…

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Big Bundle of Joy Debuts at Monarto

Monarto Safari Park 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…

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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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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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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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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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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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