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April 14, 2022
April 18, 2022

Help us name our twin bilby joeys!

We’re bouncing with excitement to announce the birth of two gorgeous Greater Bilby joeys.

Keepers were very excited to see the furry twins, a boy and a girl, recently emerge from mum, three-year-old Lisa’s pouch to hop around and explore.

The team have selected a shortlist of names inspired by Australian native flora, and now we need your help to name the bouncy duo.

Vote for your two favourite names below for your chance to win a basket of bilby goodies!

Please note, physical prize must be collected from Adelaide Zoo or Monarto Safari Park.

Hurry, competition ends Monday, 18 April 2022.

Greater Bilby Conservation

Zoos SA has been part of the National Recovery Team for the Greater Bilby for over 25 years and each birth brings hope for the endangered native species.

Our breeding program at Monarto Safari Park has bred over 200 bilbies with more than 90 released back into the wild as part of vital recovery projects. We are especially proud of our work in reintroducing Greater Bilbies back to South Australia including Thistle Island, Venus Bay, and Roxby Downs after an absence of nearly 70 years (the first release was in 1997).

Once the joeys are a little bit older we will be able to determine if these little ones can be released back into the wild.

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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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