Monarto Safari Park is open under a SA Health Covid Management Plan. You must book a ticket prior to your visit, wear a face mask at all times, and follow our entry restrictions. Read more here.

Start your day the best way – by meeting the Southern White Rhino crash!

With three females, one male and one not so little calf, Monarto Safari Park’s Southern White Rhinos are one group you will want to crash in on time and time again. And when better to visit than when they’re having their breakfast?

Join a Monarto Safari Park keeper at the rhinos’ behind-the-scenes night quarters as the gentle giants start their day by tucking into their morning feed. This is also the perfect opportunity for guests to enjoy a unique and memorable up-close encounter with the rhinos before they head out to their exhibit.

During the tour, you’ll learn all about the rhinos at Monarto Safari Park and the plight of cousins in the wild. You’ll also get a rare look behind the scenes, so make sure to have your cameras and phones at the ready!

Meet the rhinos – a real must for all rhino lovers, keen conservationists and those looking for a memorable morning adventure.

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

Highlights of this experience

  • Get up close with the Southern White Rhino crash
  • Rare glimpse at the rhino’s night quarters
  • Small group – great opportunity to ask questions and take photos
  • Hear the latest news about the crash direct from their keeper

A crash is the collective noun for a group of rhinos – this perfectly sums up their sheer power and the speed at which they can run.

The Southern White Rhino is one of the largest land animals on earth and has the biggest horn of all rhinos’!

A rhinos physiology closely resembles that of zebras and horses, having the same basic digestive tract (single-chambered stomach).

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 Meet the Rhinos, 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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