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Meet the Rhino Calf!

How would you like to get up-close to our zoomy-loving rhino calf Eshe? Full of energy and life, our latest experience ‘Meet the Rhino Calf’ gives you a unique opportunity to get up close to the beautiful Southern White Rhino calf and her mum, Umqali.

This must-see experience will give animal lovers behind-the-scenes access to the paddock where the mini rhino calf and her mum sleep overnight. You’ll get to hear all about Eshe and the crash from one of her dedicated keepers and learn how your visit is helping rhino conservation projects to protect her threatened species.

Our new Meet the Rhino Calf experience will only run for a limited time and is expected to sell out as fast as little Eshe’s zoomies. Don’t delay – book your ticket today!

Please note the minimum age for this experience is 10 years.

Highlights of this experience

  • Get up close to our adorable Southern White Rhino calf Eshe and her mum, Umqali!
  • Learn all about this incredible species and our plans for Australia’s first rhino sanctuary

White Rhinos are one of the largest land animals and have the biggest horn of all rhinos’!

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

Worth more than gold and cocaine on the illegal black market, rhino horn is incorrectly thought to have medicinal properties which is leading to the species being killed at an alarming rate. The heartbreaking reality is one rhino is killed every six hours. Unless we act now, experts are predicting rhinos will be extinct in the next ten years.

We’re proud to have consistently bred Southern White Rhinos, an important contribution to securing the future of this near-threatened species. We’re also working with The Australian Rhino Project to build a rhino sanctuary at Monarto Safari Park, to relocate up to thirty threatened rhinos from South Africa to Monarto where they will be protected. The Australian Rhino Project aims to help maintain a viable rhino insurance population outside of Africa, should the species become extinct.

By purchasing a ticket to our Rhino Express experience, you are helping us actively fight to ensure these powerful giants stay a stampede ahead of extinction. To support us even further you can also adopt our Rhinos or make a tax deductible donation.

Want to get involved? You can help!

Adopt or donate

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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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