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Our mission as a conservation charity is to save species from extinction and to connect people with nature.

Our magnificent African Lions call either Adelaide Zoo or Monarto Safari Park home.  Over the last 21 years, the lion population in the wild is believed to have been reduced by 43% – the equivalent of 3 generations.  With approximately 16,000 – 30,000 African Lions left in the wild, the African Lion is now classified as Vulnerable to extinction.

Monarto Safari Park is home to one of Australia’s largest lion prides.  Housing 11 lions (five adult females, one adult male and five juveniles), the habitat is always a hive of activity.

In 2003, Monarto Safari Park received its first ever lions, two brothers called Levi & Leroy.  Two years later, our first females arrived. This was the start of Monarto’s lion pride.

We have successfully bred 4 litters of cubs from Levi & Leroy before their passing.  Zoos SA is committed to further breeding programs at Monarto Safari Park of this amazing species.

Time is of the essence as our adult females are now heading into their latter years.  It is vital that we start planning to ensure the sustainability of the pride.  We also have a very small number of current male lions, so potential breeding options are limited in the long term unless we act now.

Please give what you can below to help protect African Lions now and in the future by supporting Levi & Leroy’s Legacy today.

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As a conservation charity, we rely heavily on our supporters to help us continue our valuable breeding and conservation programs. When you donate to Zoos SA, you’re helping to care for the wonderful animals in our zoos and support our conservation projects in the wild. We love being able to help save incredible species like the mainland Tammar Wallaby and the Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo.

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Every dollar you contribute makes a big difference in helping to save species from extinction and connect people with nature. To learn more about us visit the annual reports section of our website.


#MonartoSafariPark's African Lion pride grows to ten after the adorable introduction of the male lions to our cubs…

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