Chimpanzees at Monarto Safari Park eating food

Three Chimpanzee cheers!

They’ve captured the hearts of animal and conservation lovers around the globe… now everyone’s good wishes have paid off with Monarto Safari Park’s Chimpanzee troop fit to receive visitors from Friday and, as if that wasn’t good news enough, there’s…

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Chimpanzee troop unwell with RSV

We’re sorry to announce that the Chimpanzee platform at Monarto Safari Park will be closed until further notice. Unfortunately, after testing for a comprehensive range of respiratory viruses, we have determined that the chimps have come down with Respiratory syncytial…

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Monarto carnivores’ chomper check-up

It was the molar the merrier at the Monarto Safari Park last week! The biggest teeth in the park, an African Lion and Spotted Hyena, paid a visit to Dentistry and Oral Surgery Specialist, David Clarke, from Dental Care for Pets at the…

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Pitter-patter of hooves across the plains

What’s black, white and adorable all over? Monarto Safari Park’s new Plains Zebra foal! The little foal was born on Sunday in Etosha, the first stage of Monarto Safari Park’s Wild Africa precinct, to 17-year-old mother, Kenya, and 10-year-old father, Storm….

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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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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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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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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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