African Painted Dog Monarto Safari Park

Puppy love is in the air at Monarto Safari Park!

While they may not be indulging in champagne and strawberries this Valentine’s Day, Monarto Safari Park’s pack of African Painted Dogs are enjoying another special gift – each other’s company. Monarto’s carnivore team recently introduced females Penda and Bulu to…

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Meerkats by Adrian Mann

Our photographer’s favourite images of 2019

Favourite images of 2019: When he’s not teaching at High School, Zoos SA photographer Adrian Mann loves to spend time capturing images of the animals at both Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park. Adrian’s favourite images from 2019 include the…

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Monarto Safari Park bushfire Wildlife Conservation Fund

We need your help to protect bushfire-affected wildlife

Ecologists estimate we’ve lost over one billion Australian animals – mammals, birds and reptiles – since the catastrophic blazes gripping the country began, with untold others sick, injured, suffering and displaced. The animals that have survived now face a tough time ahead, having…

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Merry Christmas Monarto Safari Park 2019

Merry Christmas and thank you!

It’s Christmas, friends! The year is almost over and we’d like to say a huge thank you to our incredible wild family for helping us connect more people than ever before to nature and continue to save amazing species from…

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Zebra foal Monarto Zoo

Tiny zebra foal joins the wild family

The little one was recently born in the zebra habitat and has been busy settling in under the careful watch of mum Thembela. Keepers are making sure to give the youngster and its mum some space so they’re unsure as…

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Monarto Safari Park hyaenas introduction cub

Spotted Hyaenas – 10 fun facts

The Spotted Hyaena is a super special animal that unfortunately often gets a bad rap! To help change that perception, our dedicated and passionate carnivore keepers have put together a list of some cool facts you might not know about…

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Plastic Monarto Safari Park

It’s time to ditch the plastic habit

It’s no secret that plastic is wreaking havoc on our wildlife. We’re sure you’ve heard the horrifying statistics: 95% of packaging is discarded after a single use; 85% of Australian seabirds are affected by plastic pollution; by 2050 the ocean…

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Monarto Safari Park giraffe calf

Second giraffe calf born in six weeks!

We’re so excited to announce another newborn giraffe calf has joined our herd! Born yesterday morning to fifth-time mum Kinky, this adorable new addition marks the 46th calf bred at Monarto Zoo. This new bundle of joy comes just weeks…

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Health check for Spotted Hyaena cub

A sweet 18-month-old Spotted Hyaena cub had a visit with the vet today at Monarto Zoo. This morning, male cub Jaali, was given a full-body examination where his eyes, teeth, ears and general health were examined. We’re pleased to say…

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Monarto Safari Park Nyalas calf

Non-stop Nyalas at Monarto Zoo

Cheers, big ears! Monarto Zoo is busy celebrating the birth of two adorable Nyalas – one boy and one girl. Born in late February and mid March, the two youngsters were welcomed to mums Zuri and Thandi within three weeks…

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Baby joy for our chimpanzee troop

There’s an adorable new addition to Monarto Zoo that’s guaranteed to make your heart melt – a newborn chimpanzee! We are jumping with joy to announce first-time mum Hannah gave birth to her healthy baby girl at about 10pm on…

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Baby surprise for Mallee Emu-wren recovery team

A group of endangered Mallee Emu-wrens have recently given us a lot to celebrate! Following two translocations which saw 78 Mallee Emu-wrens released in Ngarkat Conservation Park, we’re excited to announce the tiny birds are thriving in their new home…

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Monarto Zoo animals beat the heat

As the heatwave comes to a close, here’s a look behind the scenes at how our dedicated keepers have kept the animals nice and cool! During warmer weather, keepers incorporate varied and engaging hot weather enrichment programs into each of…

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A tribute to Nakula

Nakula the cheetah was one of the first cubs born at Monarto Zoo. Read on as Keeper Michelle Lloyd shares a beautiful story in honour of the legacy Nakula left behind. Words and photos by Michelle Lloyd. “2003 was a…

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Black-cockatoo Adelaide Zoo

A big win for the future of some special birds

The South-eastern Red-tailed Black-cockatoo is in trouble. Classified as endangered in the wild, these striking birds are sadly losing their habitats at a rapid rate. Feeding only on the fruit of native Stringybark and Buloke trees, these cockies are struggling…

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Three new lions roar into Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo’s majestic African Lion pride has grown by three thanks to the arrival of new males Kashka, Kubwa and Kito! Excited keepers welcomed the boys yesterday evening after they made the journey over from Melbourne Zoo. The lively felines…

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Stripy baby joy at Monarto Zoo!

What’s black and white and cute all over? Our new baby zebra, of course! We are very excited to announce Monarto Zoo has welcomed an adorable newborn zebra foal. The little one was discovered by keepers last Wednesday after being…

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Cheetah cubs Monarto Safari Park

Our feisty cubs have names!

Our four cheeky Cheetah cubs are growing bigger every day and delighting keepers with their playful personalities. And we’re pleased to announce they now have some adorable names to match! After receiving more than 600 votes as part of our…

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