Monarto Safari Park

Get within a tail’s length of one of Australia’s largest lemur troops!

Set off on an exhilarating expedition through the habitat of this stripy species as they whip and zip from tree to tree or run between your feet!

Immerse yourself in all things Ring-tailed Lemur, hear them purr and see them pounce and play.

Our Zu-loop bus does not venture past the lemurs, so Land of the Lemurs is an exclusive opportunity to mingle with the troop.

You’ll also encounter the Tortoise Research Facility where the Aldabra Giant and Radiated Tortoises lap up life in the slow lane.

Your visit will support Ring-tailed Lemurs, an endangered species threatened with extinction.

Highlights of this experience

  • Go behind the scenes and explore the lemurs’ vast habitat
  • Watch as lemurs run around your feet and leap through the trees
  • Slow down at the Tortoise Research Facility

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

Ring-tailed Lemurs are classified as endangered with habitat loss and poaching the biggest threat to the wild population. Their habitat is already restricted in southern Madagascar and continues to diminish due to annual burning practices that help create new pasture land for livestock, over-grazing by livestock and the felling of trees for charcoal production.

Ring-tailed Lemurs can be found in six national parks and three reserves where they are protected. They are also hunted for meat and kept as pets, although it’s illegal to remove animals from the wild for this purpose.

And, like the lemurs, the Aldabra Giant and Radiated Tortoises are also threatened with extinction due to habitat fragmentation, the illegal pet trade and hunting for meat.

By purchasing a ticket to Land of the Lemurs, 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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