Monarto Safari Park

Greater Bilby facing towards graphic with Easter eggs. Text reads 'Easter at the park!'

Monarto Safari Park is open all Easter weekend, including public holidays

Friday 29 March – Monday 1 April

Bounce in with the family, friends or your someone special to help us celebrate Australia’s very own native ‘Easter Bunny’ – the beloved but threatened Greater Bilby!

This adorable little marsupial is a symbol of hope for native wildlife and here at Zoos SA, we are working hard to protect this bouncing bandicoot from extinction.

Spend a wild weekend exploring the biggest safari park outside of Africa and show your love for bilbies as you get up close to an amazing range of African and native species.

Greater Bilby walking in sandy habitat with green foliage next to chocolate bilbies

Free chocolate bilby

Purchase any item from the Safari Shop and children aged 14 and under will receive a free Melba’s Chocolate Bilby.

Ages 14 and under. While stocks last.

Greater Bilby side-on in sandy habitat with green foliage behind

Guess the number of eggs

Visitor Centre heart space

Find the competition box located inside the Visitor Centre before you take off on your safari adventure.

Guess how many eggs are in the box and fill in the entry form for the chance to win a yummy prize pack.

Colouring-in competition

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Melba’s Chocolates to offer two little artists (aged 12 and under) the chance to win the ultimate Easter prize stocked with yummy goodies.

Download the colouring page and follow the instructions to enter.

Download

Greater Bilby being held in the palm of a mans hands with claws pointing forward over fingers

Bilby conservation

Greater Bilby populations have been devastated by predators like feral cats and foxes with less than 10,000 estimated to remain in the wild.

Zoos SA initiated a breeding program in 1994 for Greater Bilbies and have bred more than 200 individuals. These bilbies have remained at Adelaide Zoo or Monarto Safari Park to continue the program, or have joined over 90 released back into the wild as part of vital recovery projects.

Help ensure these lovable long-eared marsupials have a bright future by adopting a bilby today, or purchase a delicious Melba’s Chocolate Bilby from the Safari Shop with part proceeds supporting conversation.

Adopt a bilby

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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