Monarto Safari Park

Kids go free to Monarto Safari Park this May!

Friday ‘feel good’ news to get all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and carers roaring with excitement – kids go free to Monarto Safari Park this May!

For the entire month of May, including Mother’s Day, little explorers under 15 years can go on a free wild adventure at the park – all an adult needs to do it book online at least one day in advance.

Director of Monarto Safari Park, Peter Clark, is ready for an influx of kids to visit and believes May is set to be a jam-packed month at the park and one of the best times of the year to visit.

“May has the most beautiful autumn weather and is a great time to visit the park because the animals are very active as the cooler weather sets in. With kids go free, the kids can run wild too!” Said Peter.

“Of course Mother’s Day is always a popular time to visit. Not only is a day at Monarto Safari Park a great day out for kids it’s also wonderful for mums and other adults (and even more so when they’re saving a few dollars). What better way to connect with nature and enjoy some time as a family or with a group of friends?

“As well as Mother’s Day, May also has Endangered Species Day (17 May) which is particularly poignant as 70% of the species at Monarto Safari Park are threatened or vulnerable to extinction. Visitation supports the conservation work we carry out to save these species.

“And, on top of that, there is not one but three Cheetah birthdays coming up in mid May. Kuishi, Mapenzi and Mara are all turning six-years-old so there’ll be a special celebration around that time.

“When you’re out and about head to the Carnivore platform, or take part in Lions 360 where you’re likely to see the four lion cubs, who are becoming very adventurous. I expect they will be even more boisterous in the cooler weather,” said Peter.

Monarto Safari Park is now the largest safari experience to exist outside of Africa. Visitors can explore by hopping on the free Zu-loop bus or on foot, with over 12km of walking tracks.

Soon to be home to Asian Elephants, with the first of five Asian Elephants looking set to arrive in October/November, the park is always abuzz with new arrivals with Nyala and Eland born just weeks ago.

Exploring the vast plains of untamed wilderness, kids will encounter majestic rhinos, playful lion cubs, graceful Cheetahs, towering giraffes, and curious Chimpanzees.

“A day out at the park is a great adventure to bring the whole family together, but will also encourage kids to build a connection to animals and nature, inspiring a lifelong love of conservation,” finished Peter.

As a conservation charity, each time the public visits Monarto Safari Park they are supporting Zoos SA’s vital work in saving species.

There are limited free tickets each day, and they’re only available if booked in advance via the website:

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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