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These school holidays we invite you to explore animal secrets and surprises – from clever camouflage, dynamic displays and fabulous finery – nature has it all! Visit over December and January for a curiosity quest like no other and celebrate the wild wonders awaiting with Nature’s Blend or Bling.

Short story competition

Create a short story or poem featuring the Blend or Bling characteristics of any of the animals at Monarto Safari Park. You can mention our spotted hyeanas and their unique spots which help them to camouflage in the long grass of Africa’s savannah areas or the beautiful manes of our majestic Lions, shaggy and soft to intimidate enemies and impress their prospective mates.

Your story or poem needs to be less than 1000 words and contain some of the animals you have seen today at the Adelaide Zoo. Please submit your stories or poems to for your chance to win a special book pack and prize valued at over $200. Terms and conditions apply.

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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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