Western Swamp Tortoise

To the wild for our Western Swamp Tortoises

Next week, five Adelaide Zoo-bred critically endangered Western Swamp Tortoises will return to Western Australia to prepare to be released into the wild. Hatching at Adelaide Zoo over the past two years, these tortoises will play a vital role in…

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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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Adelaide Zoo safe and open for business

Adelaide Zoo will be open from Saturday 28 May 2016 as per usual opening hours with Emergency Services confident that the zoo is now safe for public entry. Based on their investigations, Emergency Services have advised there is no longer a…

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Zoos SA Ice Cream Freezer Share Allocation

Zoos SA advises that it has reached the one year mark of its three year ice cream supply agreements with Golden North and Streets Ice Cream. In line with the announcement made last year, the contractual agreements stipulated each supplier…

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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 Zoo. The record-breaking achievement was reached earlier this month and…

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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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Monarto Zoo Mourns Chimpanzee Infant

Monarto Zoo is mourning the loss of Boon, one of the recently born Chimpanzee infants, after he passed away early yesterday morning. Zoo staff are extremely saddened by the loss as the infant’s passing marks a heartbreaking end to a…

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Miracle Chimp Makes Public Debut

To mark the public debut of Monarto Zoo’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 birth…

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Monarto Zoo 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…

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Big Bundle of Joy Debuts at Monarto

Monarto Zoo 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 Monarto…

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2015 Giant Panda Breeding Season Underway

The 2015 Adelaide Zoo Giant Panda breeding season is currently underway as Fu Ni heads towards the peak of her yearly oestrous cycle. Introductions between Wang Wang and Fu Ni began this morning in the Bamboo Forest. Giant Panda reproductive…

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Giant Panda

Countdown to Giant Panda Breeding Season Begins

As the temperature across Adelaide begins to rise, so too have Giant Panda Fu Ni’s hormone levels, marking the official start to the 2015 Adelaide Zoo Giant Panda breeding season. Giant Panda reproductive specialist Professor Tang of the China Conservation…

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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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Striped Legless Lizard (photo Mark Hutchinson)

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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Macaw Naming Comp

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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Fourth National Giant Panda Survey Results

Over the weekend China announced some exciting news for Wang Wang and Fu Ni’s wild black and white cousins. The results of China’s Fourth National Giant Panda Survey recorded a 16.8% rise in wild panda numbers over the past decade…

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Adelaide Zoo Cares for Bushfire Survivors

The Adelaide Zoo Animal Health Centre is hopping with some very special visitors, nine kangaroo joeys that are being tenderly cared for after sustaining burns as a result of the Adelaide Hills bushfires. The bushfire survivors started arriving at the…

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SEA Luanch Blog

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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Christmas Baby Joy at Adelaide Zoo

A very special Christmas present has arrived a few days early at Adelaide Zoo with the birth of an infant Hamadryas Baboon. The birth is a great success for the zoo and the species, with the last infant baboon born…

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We’ve been blown away by support for our plans to build Karta’s guard post to protect wild orangutans in Sumatra.… https://t.co/KtDlZtKKs2

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