Monarto Safari Park
Zebra grazes on green grass

Seeing Stripes on International Zebra Day

What’s stripy, dazzling and celebrated today? International Zebra Day! A trio of male zebra at Monarto Safari Park got double the treats today with special enrichment and a return to the Waterhole habitat. The dazzling trio of Timbavati, Intengo and…

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Brown hyena cub peers over log alongside adult Spotted Hyena

Hyena Cub in Howling Good Health

Monarto Safari Park is celebrating cub-tastic news as the newest addition to the Spotted Hyena clan soared through its first health check. The tiny but toothy cub was carefully weighed, vaccinated and given a once over of paws, claws and…

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Kadija, lion cub at Monarto Safari Park. Kadija and her three siblings were born in September 2023.

Cat’s out the bag with lion cub names

Monarto Safari Park is roaring with excitement to announce the names of the park’s four littlest lions. Introducing male cub, Bahati (meaning lucky in Swahili), and the three female cubs; Mshindi (meaning champion in Swahili), Lela (meaning dark beauty in…

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Little Lions Make Their Big Debut

Set to be the mane event this school holidays, four African Lion cubs have ventured into the public habitat for the first time at Monarto Safari Park! Cautious at first, the curious cubs were quick to explore the huge habitat…

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Chimpmas at Monarto Safari Park, celebrations for Christmas

Chimpmas Cheer at Monarto Safari Park!

Christmas has come early for Monarto Safari Park’s Chimpanzee troop, with Santa making a special delivery of festive themed enrichment today. Keepers swapped khaki for Santa hats as they hid a sleigh full of enrichment gifts around the habitat for…

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Group of people work in medical setting on chimp lying on a table under general anaesthetic.

Dental Day for Sandali!

Here’s some news to sink your teeth into – Monarto Safari Park’s Chimp has had a special trip to the dentist. Male Chimpanzee Sandali visited veterinary dentist Dr David Clarke. Dr David flew in from Victoria to assist local veterinary dentist…

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Two hippos stand side by side eating fruit.

Hip-hip Hooray, Hippos Return to SA!

Monarto Safari Park is excited to welcome a new species to the park, and as the third largest land mammal in the world they’re sure to make a splash! Two Nile Hippopotamuses, Brindabella and Pansy, have travelled from Werribee Open…

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Image of lion against lions 360 dome with text wild wrap up overlayed

Wild Wrap-up

So, Spotify’s global artist racked up 26.1 billion global streams this year. We see you Taylor Swift and we raise you – our Wild Wrap Up! We’ve connected thousands of people with nature, welcomed hundreds of special babies to the…

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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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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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