Keeper holds book as young chimpanzee looks through the glass of his habitat.

Enzi Turns Eight!

Today Enzi the Chimpanzee turns eight and to celebrate Monarto Safari Park is thrilled to share special footage of Enzi and Senior Keeper of Primates, Laura Hanley. Enzi loves visual enrichment and to support positive mental stimulation Laura read ‘Zuri’…

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Lion Husani lying in den with four cubs

Four roars for four tiny paws!

Monarto Safari Park is roaring with excitement to welcome four cubs to the world, with African Lion Husani giving birth to a healthy litter. The little lions were born on Wednesday 30 August. Senior Keeper of Carnivores, Rachel Hemming, says…

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Three Asian Elephants walking through Monarto plains. Text They're coming.

Jumbo fundraiser hits the jackpot!

Our campaign to raise $2.025 million to bring three Asian Elephants to Monarto Safari Park has been realised in just 28 days! “We’ve done it. They’re coming!” said a very excited Elaine Bensted, CE of Zoos SA. “We are blown…

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African Lions Kashka and Kito sit together

African Lions steal the show on World Lion Day

The lion prides across South Australia had a paw-some time celebrating World Lion Day today. Adelaide Zoo locals, Mujambi and Amani, enjoyed tearing apart enrichment boxes created by the BEEZA (Behavioural Environmental Enrichment for Zoo Animals) volunteer group. At Monarto…

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Paws, spots and blue and pink dots

Monarto Safari Park’s second litter of eight-week-old Cheetah cubs have had their first health check and their genders revealed! Last week, four-year-old Kuishi’s little ones were weighed (tipping the scales between 3.1kg up to 4.2kg), microchipped, vaccinated and given a…

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Celebrating a pant-hooting birthday!

It’s been a day of celebration at Monarto Safari Park as Chimpanzee, Lani, marked her 21st birthday. The whole troop were pant-hooting with excitement as they shared in a birthday party filled with enrichment treats from their keepers. Senior Keeper of…

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Tummy tickles for little Chimpanzee Happy

How could you not be ‘Happy’ when watching this cute vision! In footage that’s sure to brighten you day, keepers have shared this gorgeous moment two-month-old Chimpanzee, Happy, had some tummy tickles and kisses with mum, Hannah, and big sister,…

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Giraffe calf moves to Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo has a new long-legged arrival! Yesterday, Monarto Safari Park welcomed its fifth calf within a year to 17-year-old Thula. While initial signs of bonding between mum and bub were promising, it was apparent this morning that the calf…

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Santa Paws is coming to town!

He’s made his list, checked it twice and now Santa Paws has paid a special Christmas Eve visit to Zoos SA. The big man in red had some extra help from the volunteer BEEZA (Behaviour and Environmental Enrichment of Zoo…

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Spotted Hyena cub gets the perfect name

Monarto Safari Park’s little Spotted Hyena cub has a name! Forest’s three-month-old cub was named Jabali meaning ‘strong as a rock’ in Swahili, chosen from a shortlist created by keepers with donations to Zoos SA given per vote. Totalling nearly $2000,…

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Hyena cub in ‘tip-spot’ shape

Monarto Safari Park’s Spotted Hyena cub has had its first health check, with veterinary staff and keepers delighted the little one is in ‘tip-spot’ shape. The two-month-old cub was carefully removed from its den to be weighed, examined, vaccinated and…

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Leap into the Land of the Lemurs

We’re leaping with excitement to announce Monarto Safari Park visitors can now get within tail’s length of one of Australia’s largest Ring-tailed Lemur troop. To celebrate World Lemur Day today, Monarto Safari Park launched its brand-new experience, Land of the…

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Joey joy for National Bilby Day

Today is National Bilby Day and we’re bouncing with excitement to share that an adorable set of Greater Bilby joey twins has been born at Monarto Safari Park. The three-month-old duo, a male and female, have been snuggled up in…

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Three big roars for lions!

Monarto Safari Park pride the mane event on World Lion Day What’s the pawfect way to celebrate your species? With tasty meat-filled enrichment of course! Today, the African lion pride at Monarto Safari Park celebrated World Lion Day with brightly…

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Vet captures 42 animals in motion

A whopping 42 animals spanning a lengthy 32m long can be seen sprinting, bounding, and sauntering along a new mural as visitors disembark from the Zu-loop bus at Monarto Safari Park. Digitally created by Zoos SA Associate veterinarian Jerome Kalvas, ‘Monarto’s…

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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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