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We’re celebrating our closest cousin in the animal kingdom and we need your help!

Chimpanzees are highly endangered with as little as 350,000 remaining in the wild. We’re working with Mobile Muster, Phone Cycle, Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Jane Goodall Institute Australia to help save chimps from extinction. And here’s how you can help…

Help us collect 500 mobile phones!

How many old phones do you have lying around in your cupboards?

Donate your phones and accessories to us and the funds generated through recycling supports on the ground work with Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the Jane Goodall Institute Australia.

Help us collect 500 phones over the next month by dropping your phones into the collection boxes at the Chimp Platform at Monarto Safari Park or the front gate at Adelaide Zoo. Or if you have more than 10 devices along with their accessories, you can arrange for a free courier pickup – find out how to book a collection here.

Meet the Troop and their dedicated keepers

11:15am and 2:30pm Wednesday 14 July

Join us at our keeper talks to see our cheeky chimps treated to some special enrichment and learn more about this remarkable species.

Can’t make it on the day? Check out the live cam below:

They’re Calling on You program

We’re working to help save chimps from extinction through involvement in international breeding programs and by supporting the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Jane Goodall Institute of Australia. Tacugama have over 80 Chimpanzees in their Rehabilitation Centre in Sierra Leone, and run community outreach, field research, sustainability and alternative livelihoods programs. The Jane Goodall Institute Australia are supporting education, research and community programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Find out more

How do you recycle a phone?

By recycling your old phones you will be conserving natural resources, reducing the need to mine and protecting the environment. Some donated phones will also be refurbished and reused, providing communication to people who cannot afford phones. Others will be dismantled and their compartments reused in other technology, ensuring minimal waste.

World Chimp Day

July 14 marks the very day when renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall first stepped foot in what is now Gombe Stream National Park in 1960 to study wild chimpanzees. Her groundbreaking research called attention to this remarkable species and our responsibility to protect them. This special day raises awareness for this vulnerable species and the threats they face in the wild. Find out more.


July 14, 2021
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Monarto Safari Park
63 Monarto Road
Monarto, SA 5254 Australia
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+ 61 8 8534 4100

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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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