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Could the pitter patter of Sumatran Tiger cub paws be on the horizon?


Winter has well and truly arrived. So, as you turn up the dial on your heating and put on that extra sweater, some of the species at Zoos SA will also need extra heating to keep them snug.

As an accredited conservation charity, we must ensure that all species enjoy an environment that is as close to the one they would experience in the wild. But, heating and upgrades are costly…

Can you help by supporting our Winter Warmer EOFY appeal?

With your generous donation of $100, $200 or any other amount, we will also install and update heating for the Sumatran Orangutans and Komodo Dragon at Adelaide Zoo, and Radiated Tortoises at Monarto Safari Park.

In return for your donation, you’ll get a warm and cosy feel-good glow that will last you all winter long.

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Every donation $2 and over is fully tax deductible.

$100 Donation

will help us to install in-floor heating for the Sumatran Tiger and Sumatran Orangutan.

When Delilah and Kembali’s tiger cubs do arrive, these fur balls will need a warm and cosy cubbing den. These precious little ones will be Delilah’s first, as well as being ambassadors for the critically endangered species.

A cubbing den in Delilah’s native Sumatra would be heated by a steady 12 hours of daylight and a balmy constant of 30c. That’s why we need to install and upgrade heating in the tiger exhibit when Adelaide’s temperatures drop over winter.

In the neighbouring exhibit, species ambassadors for the critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan are also feeling the chill. An upgrade to heating in Puspa and Kluet’s overnight quarters will see the installation of new heating bars, the cladding of areas that are currently open to the elements and the servicing of in-floor heating.

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will help the Komodo Dragon and Radiated Tortoises thrive in year-round balmy temperatures.

Komodo Dragons Cecilia and new arrival Naga need a constant, ambient environment of 28C and 80% relative humidity and require supplementary heating to maintain their body temperature.

Building an insurance population comes with the responsibility of providing an environment that reflects the Komodo’s native home and temperatures.

Monarto Safari Park’s new tortoise facility will offer the best in heating for our Radiated Tortoises. Once temperatures drop, these critically endangered tortoises need supplementary heat, including LEDs, UV, underfloor lighting and humidifiers bringing the heat of Madagascar to Monarto.

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What your support means

We’d love it if you could spare a thought and a donation for Zoos SA’s animals and their very specific (and costly) heating needs. Your donation to our Winter Warmer appeal is guaranteed to warm YOU from the inside out!

We understand that you will be asked for EOFY donations from many worthwhile charities. Although temperature control and the installation of lights and heating appliances might not be the most exciting of items to support, please know that the animals that will benefit are some of the most endangered in the world.

All donations of $2 or more are also fully tax deductible.

If you’ve got this far, we would like to thank you for considering a donation to Zoos SA’s Winter Warmer appeal. Your generosity and support, whatever the amount, is gratefully appreciated by all.

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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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