Autumn Bushwalk with Heather Caddick

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Join us for a unique Autumn bush walk hosted by former Zoos SA President Heather Caddick. Monarto Safari Park is pleased to again offer our popular free guided Autumn Bush Walks hosted by former Zoos SA President Heather Caddick. Bush…

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Brave Boon

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Last week, I compiled an article to update everyone on the continuation of the Monarto Chimpanzee journey over the last few weeks.  It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of Boon’s passing in the early hours…

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Soona’s Gift

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On Friday 9 October we lost an amazing member of the Monarto Chimpanzee troop. Soona Boona as she was affectionately known arrived at Monarto in November of 2010 from the Burgers Zoo. Although Soona was born at Burgers she spent a…

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$15.8 million towards new Visitor Centre at Monarto Zoo and five-year extension for Giant Pandas at Adelaide Zoo

https://www.monartosafari.com.au/15-8-million-towards-new-visitor-centre-at-monarto-zoo-and-five-year-extension-for-giant-pandas-at-adelaide-zoo/

Zoos SA is thrilled to welcome funding announcements from both the Australian Government and South Australian Government towards exciting and important tourism projects across Adelaide and Monarto zoos. $15.8 million in funding from the Australian Government and South Australian Government…

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Our hand-raised giraffe calf Eyelean turns one!

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It’s time to gather the presents and pop your party hat on – it’s our special giraffe calf Eyelean’s first birthday party! Eyelean had a tougher start to life than most. Having been rejected by her first-time mother, keepers made…

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Monarto Zoo hand raising latest adorable Giraffe calf

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Monarto Zoo is absolutely thrilled to welcome another little giraffe to the herd – the fourth in 12 months! Born during the night of Monday, 29 January to first-time mum, Thula, the giraffe calf started out life strong and healthy….

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9 inspiring Jane Goodall quotes from her trip to Monarto Zoo

https://www.monartosafari.com.au/jane-goodall-quotes-2019/

It’s been two days since the incredible primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall visited Monarto Zoo and our sister zoo Adelaide Zoo and it’s safe to say we’re still buzzing. With nearly 60 years of experience under her belt, it’s no surprise…

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Guided Autumn Bush Walks

https://www.monartosafari.com.au/event/hosted-autumn-bush-walks/

Join us for a unique autumn bush walk hosted by former Zoos SA President Heather Caddick. A guided bush walk provides a unique way to explore the wonders of Monarto Safari Park. Enjoy up to 10 kilometres of walking tracks which meander…

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Spring Guided Bush Walks

https://www.monartosafari.com.au/event/spring-guided-bush-walks/

Join us for a unique Spring bush walk hosted by former Zoos SA President Heather Caddick. A guided bush walk provides a unique way to explore the wonders of Monarto Safari Park. Enjoy up to 10 kilometres of walking tracks…

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Boost for bilbies in the wild

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The wild bilby population received a boost last month, with eight of the iconic and rare marsupials released into Australian Wildlife Conservancy’s Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary in Western Australia, including two Monarto Zoo bred bilbies. Four-year-old male Greater Bilby Yarli…

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Become a Conservation Superhero!

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s our Zooperheroes! Are you ready to join us for a wild superhero adventure? At Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park, it’s our mission to save species from extinction and our…

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Very special Mallee Emu-wrens return home

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Some very special little wrens have returned home to South Australia, marking a huge contribution to the conservation program working to save their species. Forty endangered Mallee Emu-wrens were recently released into a protected area in Ngarkat Conservation Park in…

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Lifeline for endangered Mallee Emu-wren

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Mallee Emu-wrens are facing serious trouble in the wild. In fact, in 2014 the last known population was all but wiped out in South Australia during the summer bush fires. But now, thanks to our planned breeding program, these tiny birds are…

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Saving the Pygmy Blue-tongue

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Last year, we were thrilled to announce a world-first in conservation with the successful captive breeding of 14 endangered Pygmy Blue-tongue Lizards. This year, we are proud to continue this success with 12 neonate Pygmy Blue-tongues joining the Monarto Zoo family! Our…

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Welcome to a not-so-little giraffe calf

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We are thrilled to announce the birth of an adorable giraffe calf at Monarto Zoo. Born at 10:45am this morning to fourth-time mum Myeisha, the calf is the first giraffe born at Monarto Zoo in eight years. Giraffe keeper Vaughan…

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Racing to save the world’s fastest cat

https://www.monartosafari.com.au/racing-save-worlds-fastest-cat-cheetah/

Today is World Cheetah Day and we’re celebrating all things spotty, fluffy and speedy! There are a million things we could say about these elegant cats, but we thought we’d take this opportunity to let you know a little bit…

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Monarto Zoo Celebrates Aboriginal Employee Achievements

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In a ceremony held at Monarto Zoo today, Zoos SA’s Chief Executive Elaine Bensted along with Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Kyam Maher MLC, will commemorate the significant achievement of three Aboriginal employees completing their double Diplomas in Conservation…

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Zoo keepers storm workplaces for chimp conservation

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Zoos SA painted the CBD khaki today when we took chimpanzee conservation to the streets! This morning, two zoo keepers descended on prominent Adelaide businesses to collect old and unused mobile phones in honour of World Chimpanzee Day this Sunday….

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Monarto Zoo animals beat the heat

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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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Future Not So Blue For Rare Reptile!

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Zoos SA is thrilled to announce a world-first for conservation with the successful captive breeding of the endangered Pygmy Blue-tongue Lizard at Monarto Zoo. The birth of 14 lizards this year is the first time the species has been successfully…

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Safeguarding South Australia’s most endangered mammal

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Every day, dedicated Zoos SA staff work tirelessly to create a brighter future for the environment and importantly, the amazing animals within it. Last week, our Conservation Manager Dr Lib Olds, Senior Vet Ian Smith and Vet Nurse Rebecca Probert…

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Monarto Zoo welcomes 47th giraffe calf to wild family

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We are jumping with joy to announce a not-so-little giraffe calf has just been born at Monarto Zoo. The new giraffe calf is one of a handful of babies born at the zoo recently and joins a newborn Chimpanzee and…

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Keeper for a Morning

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Spend the morning getting a taste of what the life of a zoo keeper is really  like! This unique experience involves close-up interaction with our rare and extraordinary animals, and an  insight to the many breeding programs undertaken at the…

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Keeper for a Day

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Ever wondered what it’s like to be a zoo keeper? This is a unique opportunity to work interactively with some of our specialist keepers. You’ll be involved in feeding the animals, undertaking health checks and preparing exhibits. This is a…

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Scimitar-horned Oryx

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Meet our stunning oryx! Scimitar-horned Oryx are an antelope from North Africa, characterised by their large sweeping curved horns that resemble a scimitar sword. Our first oryx arrived at Monarto around 1989. In 2011 Monarto receive a large mixed sex…

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Przewalski’s Horse

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Meet our heroic horses! What is a Przewalski’s Horse you ask?! A Przewalski’s Horse, or P-horse for short, is the world’s only remaining wild horse and is native to Mongolia, Kazhakstan and the Gobi Desert. They’re smaller than domestic horses,…

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People of the zoo: meet Monarto Zoo Natives Keeper Simon

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Monarto Zoo is home to more than 500 animals from around the world, but did you know we also have a dedicated native breeding facility? As a conservation charity, we’re proud to be working to secure a future for some…

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Lions 360 coming to you from mid-November 

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Are you ready to take the walk of the brave? It’s closer than most people could ever dream of getting to an African Lion, but thanks to Monarto Zoo’s new Lion 360 experience, visitors will be able to get within…

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How Lions 360 helps keep our lion pride happy and healthy

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Monarto Zoo’s jaw-dropping new experience, Lions 360, has been open for less than a week and it’s already a roaring success! While the experience provides visitors with an innovative prey’s-eye view into the world of one of Australia’s largest lion…

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A chimp’s life

https://www.monartosafari.com.au/a-chimps-life/

Monarto Zoo’s chimp troop is like a second family to Senior Chimpanzee Keeper, Laura Hanley. Having worked with the chimps for since the first males arrived at the zoo in 2009, she knows all the ins and outs of daily…

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Second giraffe calf born in six weeks!

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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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Miracle Chimp Makes Public Debut

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To mark the public debut of Monarto Zoo’s miracle Chimpanzee infant, zoo keepers have bestowed the little man with a special and befitting name – Boon. The orphaned infant, whose mum Soona tragically passed away Friday shortly after giving birth…

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And then there were six! We now have the largest clan of hyaena in the country

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We’re excited to announce we’re now home to Australia’s largest clan of Spotted Hyaenas! After father-son duo Gamba and Mkoko made the journey down the hill to their new home at Adelaide Zoo, keepers at Monarto decided to give our…

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Monarto Zoo welcomes 45th giraffe calf to wild family

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We are jumping with joy to announce a not-so-little giraffe calf has been born just in time for the Easter long weekend! Monarto Zoo keepers were delighted to see fifth-time mum Myeisha give birth to an adorable calf yesterday afternoon….

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Monarto Zoo calves named to celebrate World Giraffe Day

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This World Giraffe Day, we are excited to announce the names of our newest calves – introducing Bwanji and Mtoto! These two adorable calves – born within weeks of each other to mums Myeisha and Kinky – mark an important…

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Behind the Scenes – Our Conservation Projects.

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Join our amazing Monarto Safari Park keepers for an experience with a difference. Learn firsthand about the Zoos SA focus on a number of our Key Conservation projects. You will have opportunity to visit a range of our endangered species…

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It’s time to ditch the plastic habit

https://www.monartosafari.com.au/time-to-ditch-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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Update on our plans to save 30 threatened rhinos

https://www.monartosafari.com.au/update-plans-save-30-threatened-rhinos/

We wanted to give you an update on our plans to relocate around 30 threatened rhinos from South Africa to Monarto Zoo. In a world first, we’re working with The Australian Rhino Project and other Australian zoos to build an insurance population…

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Giraffe calf names announced to celebrate World Giraffe Day

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This World Giraffe Day, we’re celebrating our contribution to the breeding program working to save the world’s tallest mammal from extinction. What better way to celebrate these gentle giants than announcing the names of Monarto Zoo’s latest additions, our two…

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Saving the White Rhino

https://www.monartosafari.com.au/saving-white-rhino/

Hopes are high for the pitter-patter of little rhino feet at Monarto Zoo as our male and female White Rhinos are introduced for the breeding season. Monarto Zoo’s keeping team is working to to continue our White Rhino breeding success with…

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Baby surprise for Mallee Emu-wren recovery team

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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 cheetah cub off for his big adventure

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His bags are packed and we’ve said our goodbyes, now it’s time for cheetah cub Thumani to race out of Monarto Zoo! Last week, the young male hit the road with his keeper friends bright and early to make the…

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Dr. Jane Goodall announces chimp pregnancy at Monarto Zoo

https://www.monartosafari.com.au/dr-jane-goodall-announces-chimp-pregnancy-at-monarto-zoo/

World renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall will visit Monarto Zoo today to make an exciting announcement – Zombi the chimp is pregnant! This new revelation has come shortly after Dr. Goodall named the newest addition to the troop, three-month-old baby…

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The Meerkat baby boom continues

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Meet Monarto Zoo’s newest and most adorable residents – two pint-sized Meerkat pups! Meet Monarto Zoo’s newest and most adorable residents – two pint-sized Meerkat pups! Born on 16 August to proud first-time parents Eanie and Roho, the two little…

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Lions 360 hits 10k milestone on World Lion Day

https://www.monartosafari.com.au/lions-360-hits-10k/

To celebrate World Lion Day, we’re roaring with excitement to announce more than 10,000 thrill seekers have taken the walk of the brave at Lions 360. After nine months of operation, Lions 360 fed to you by ElectraNet has become…

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Celebrate World Giraffe Day at Monarto Safari Park

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Join us in celebrating the world’s tallest living animal, our ginormous giraffes! World Giraffe Day is an exciting annual event initiated by our conservation partners, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), to celebrate the longest-necked animal on the longest day or…

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Fast cheetah facts

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Our little cheetah cubs are getting ready to meet you! We are so proud of how second-time mum Kesho has raised her beautiful cubs in the private den. Now at three months old, the three little girls and one boy…

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Support our horned friends this World Rhino Day

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This World Rhino Day, we are calling on you to help us make our Rhino Quarantine and Management Centre a reality. As well as breeding and caring for rhinos at Monarto Zoo, we’re proud to be working with The Australian…

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Celebrate World Chimpanzee Day at Monarto Safari Park

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Join us in celebrating our closest cousin in the animal kingdom, our cheeky chimps! World Chimpanzee Day is a celebration of our closest living relatives and an opportunity to raise awareness about the vital need for worldwide participation in their…

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First rhino moves to Wild Africa as Zoos SA celebrates success of 2019 Gala

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It’s official – Monarto Zoo’s exciting new precinct Wild Africa has its very first resident! Zoos SA is pleased to announce Southern White Rhino Ibutho was successfully transported in early February to the Wild Africa development at Monarto Zoo Ibutho,…

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Keeper Hayley made this incredible Pygmy Blue-tongue cake for the #TSBakeoff, complete with the spider burrows thes… https://t.co/jTG6sWpSmS