Celebrate the Year of the Tiger

and support Sumatran Tiger conservation!

Delilah photographed by Adrian Mann

New stripes at Adelaide Zoo

Lunar New Year falls on 1 February 2022, marking the first new moon of the lunar calendar and the Year of the Tiger. Come in and give our stripey arrival a roaringly warm welcome!

Adelaide Zoo’s new female Sumatran Tiger, Delilah, is out and exploring her new home in Immersion. She’s super calm and already flirty with male Kembali. Delilah has been chuffing to him and the pair have locked eyes.

Once settled in, keepers hope to introduce the two in the hope that this will mean the pitter patter of little paws on the horizon. Cubs would mark an important contribution to the vital international breeding program for the critically endangered species.

You’re invited to Delilah’s birthday!

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 February 2022

The sixth day of the lunar Year of the Tiger and Delilah’s sixth birthday coincide on February sixth.

Bring the family and fans of the striped species along to celebrate with special birthday enrichment, temporary tiger tattoos and free kids tiger face masks from the Zoo Shop across the weekend.

Dress in your tiger colours, patterns and clothing inspired by these majestic creatures.

Book now

Delilah photographed by Adrian Mann

Help us safeguard a future for big cats

The Sumatran Tiger is the last surviving subspecies of tiger in Indonesia with only 300 to 500 wild tigers remaining due to habitat destruction and poaching for the illegal wildlife trade.

3 ways you can be an ally for conservation

Adopt a Tiger

Special Year of the Tiger certificates available for a limited time! Not only will your adoption support our tigers at Adelaide Zoo, you’ll also be helping support tigers in the wild.

Adopt now

Donate to conservation

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with a donation to ensure this amazing species and many others stay a pounce ahead of extinction.


Unlimited tiger visits

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with a year of tiger visits! Zoos SA members get:

  • 365 days of adventure
  • Discount at the cafes, Zoo and Safari Shops
  • First access to events

Join today

Lunar New Year function at the zoo

Thrill your guests with a private function or event in Immersion Longhouse. Immerse your guests into a stunning Asian jungle overlooking the Sumatran Tiger and Orangutan exhibits with special Lunar New Year theming.

Limited time only!
20 – 60 pax
Available any day from 5pm

Contact functions@zoossa.com.au or call 8230 1273 to book.

Find out more

The day is here!Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre is open to the public from 9.30am. #thewildiscallinghttps://t.co/RmvY4qIIts

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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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