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Cheetah duo’s health spot on!

Monarto Safari Park’s playful Cheetah cubs have had their first check-up and the fluffy duo are in tip-top health! During the health check, the park’s veterinarian team were able to sex nine-year-old Kesho’s cubs, revealing the pair are a male…

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Lion cubs make a roaring debut

Malkia, Chad and Ruka have officially made their debut– and we’d be lion to say we weren’t excited! Visitors at Monarto Safari Park were treated to the first official outing of Husani’s 13-week-old lion cubs today as their made their…

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A rhinormous swap to help species survival

Zoos SA and Taronga Western Plains Zoo have joined together to help ensure the survival of one of the world’s most spectacular species – the Southern White Rhinoceros. To ensure breeding success and genetic diversity within the ex situ population,…

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Eggstatic about Easter animal enrichment!

Happy Easter Sunday! The Easter bilby has paid a seasonal visit to a variety of animals at both Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park, sharing wonderful Easter-themed enrichment created by the BEEZA group. Keepers treated their furry friends to Easter-themed…

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Spot the Cheetah cuteness!

Carnivore keepers at Monarto Safari Park were very excited to get a good glimpse of Kesho’s Cheetah cubs playing outside this week. The six-week-old cubs were ‘spotted’ outside of their den, exploring the world with nine-year-old Kesho keeping a close watch…

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Lion cubs find the pawfect name!

Monarto Safari Park’s lion cubs have officially been named! We are excited to announce Husani’s litter have been named Malkia, Chad and Ruka. The female cub has been named Malkia (pronounced mal-key-a), Swahili for Queen, by our partners ElectraNet. The name…

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We’re on the move!

We’ve packed our bags and we’re on the move! It’s the final few days before Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre opens and the wild is calling. Zoos SA staff and volunteers have heard the call and have begun the task…

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Build in the wild

Following last week’s announcement that Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre will open to members from Wednesday 23 March and to the general public from Friday 25 March 2022, Zoos SA has shared information regarding the sustainability of the Visitor…

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Kesho welcomes two cute Cheetah cubs

Monarto Safari Park is thrilled to announce the birth of two cute Cheetah cubs, Africa’s most endangered big cat. Nine-year-old, Kesho, welcomed her fluffy bundles of joy last Thursday, 24 February. The third-time mum has been very loving and attentive…

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We just can’t wait to meet the cubs!

They’re going to be the mane event, like no cubs were before! They’re brushing up on playing around and working on their roar. Monarto Safari Park’s little lion cubs have had their first visit to the vet with the health…

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Rockin’ around the boab tree

While most would be putting up a traditional pine tree for Christmas, Monarto Safari Park has installed a very different tree just in time for the festive season. A six-metre-tall boab tree (Adansonia gregorii) was recently planted in the heart…

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Baby boom at Monarto Safari Park

Spring is in the air at Monarto Safari Park with exciting new arrivals for both the American Bison and Ring-tailed lemurs! Two American Bison calf were born this month bringing the herd numbers to 13. Erika, who turns three-years-old tomorrow,…

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Goodbye sweet Eshe

Zoos SA is deeply saddened to announce the loss of Eshe, the 15-month-old female Southern White Rhinoceros at Monarto Safari Park. “This is shattering news,” said Peter Clark, Director of Monarto Safari Park. “Veterinary staff were monitoring Eshe after keepers noticed that she was not displaying her normal energy level and lying…

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Innis returns to Monarto Safari Park

You will soon see a familiar furry face around Monarto Safari Park. Eight-year-old male Cheetah, Innis, has come back to Monarto after a five-year stint at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra. Similarly to many interstate visitors this year,…

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Baby joy for Galatea

Monarto Safari Park is excited to announce that Galatea, our 22-year-old chimpanzee, is pregnant! The first-time mum is in her second trimester and is expecting her bundle of joy in late March. Senior Primates Keeper, Laura Hanley, said it was…

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New Visitor Centre Update

Despite restrictions, lockdowns and the wildest weather (yes, even for a Safari Park) Monarto’s new Visitor Centre is certainly taking shape with the team celebrating the completion of the internal roof and rammed earth walls. “Progress is being made at…

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Kruger National Park ranger stands in scrub area using radio to communicate with other rangers.

Zoos SA commemorates World Ranger Day

World Ranger Day is marked annually on 31 July and is an International Ranger Federation initiative, promoted in association with The Thin Green Line Foundation. A job as a ranger is not easy –  their bravery, dedication and commitment to protect…

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Welcome Noodle!

Monarto Safari Park has welcomed a new tall friend to the wild family. Noodle, the almost-two-year-old male giraffe, arrived on 28 May after a lengthy trip from Queensland. Wondering how on earth you get a giraffe from one end of…

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Monarto Safari Park African Painted Dog puppies

Tiny puppies make their big debut

Six tiny African Painted Dog puppies have made their 10-acre enclosure debut at Monarto Safari Park. Born to mum Bulu in late April, the pups have become more adventurous over the past while, each day making it further and further…

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The day is here!Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre is open to the public from 9.30am. #thewildiscallinghttps://t.co/RmvY4qIIts

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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