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 our 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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