Monarto Safari Park

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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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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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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