Monarto Safari Park

Get up close to adorable native animals

Love native animals? Are Tasmanian Devils, Greater Bilbies or Yellow-footed Rock-wallabies your thing?

Get up close to some of Australia’s most endangered animals in Monarto Safari Park’s off-limits natives area.

Follow a dedicated keeper behind the scenes and learn all about our many conservation programs helping to save these iconic Australian species from extinction.

Please note the minimum age for this experience is 6 years.

Highlights of this experience

  • Go behind the scenes and discover the native off-limits facility
  • Get up close to Tasmanian Devils and a variety of Australian fauna
  • Learn how to help native wildlife in your own backyards

Monarto Safari Park plays an integral role in the regional Tasmanian Devil breeding program.

Tassie Devils are Australia’s largest living marsupial carnivore.

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

Tasmanian Devils were once widespread over Australia, however, the introduction of the dingo is thought to have caused their extinction on the mainland. Today, the Tasmanian Devil is found only on Tasmania. Due to the presence of Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) there has been a sharp decline in the population. We work with several other Australian zoos to ensure there is an insurance population in case there is no cure found for the highly contagious disease. In 2013, we saw the first wild release of Monarto Safari Park bred devils to Maria Island off the eastern coast of Tasmania and we’re proud to say our devils are thriving and also breeding!

The Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby was subject to intensive hunting in the past which had a major impact on population numbers. Habitat destruction is still currently a threat as well as predation by foxes and feral cats.

By purchasing a ticket to the Devilish Native Experience, you are not only supporting the incredible species in our care, you’re also helping us raise awareness and valuable funds to safeguard their wild cousins. Part of the income generated from our Animal Experiences contributes to the work Zoos SA does in support of a wide number of conservation programs both within and beyond our gates.

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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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