Saving the Pygmy Blue-tongue

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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Something BIG has moved into Monarto Zoo

Introducing Shandu, the world’s largest rhino sculpture! Created by international artists Gille and Mark and originally installed on Bondi Beach, Shandu is a powerful reminder of the plight of rhinos in the wild. The heartbreaking reality is one rhino is…

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Meet Monarto Zoo’s newest resident

Meet Innes the Cheetah! Arriving from National Zoo and Aquarium, Innes brings our total Cheetah coalition to six. Keepers say he is settling in well and hope he will one day play an important role as part of the international breeding program…

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Baby boom for Monarto Zoo’s Eland

What could possibly be better than an adorable Eland calf? How about nine! Monarto Zoo is celebrating the birth of nine of these amazing antelopes last month, with a few more expected to join our herd of 20 over the…

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Chimpmas cheer at Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo’s cheeky chimps received an early Christmas surprise today as Santa Claus made the first stop on his present-delivery schedule. Our troop of eight chimps have been extra good this year to make sure the chimp habitat was the…

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Saving the 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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Monarto Zoo wins People’s Choice Awards

We’re roaring with excitement to let you know Monarto Zoo has been awarded the People’s Choice Award at the 2016 Brand South Australia Regional Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of those who have made significant contributions to regional South Australia and we…

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Enzi turns one!

Today at Monarto Zoo, we partied chimp-style to celebrate a very special occasion. Enzi our beautiful baby chimp turned one! Keepers treated the birthday boy to a party complete with presents, a watermelon cake and decorations. Zoo staff went to great…

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Four Przewalski’s Horse foals born this year

Keepers at Monarto Zoo are delighted to announce the birth of four Przewalski’s Horse foals born this year. The Przewalski’s horse, which is native to Mongolia, is the world’s only remaining wild horse. Monarto Zoo Senior Ungulate Keeper Mark Mills said Monarto Zoo…

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A chimp’s 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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Meet our handsome little devils!

Four adorable little devils have joined the Monarto Zoo family! Last week, four Tasmanian Devil joeys received their first health check where they were weighed, micro-chipped and given a visual check by our veterinary and keeping team. The check-up also…

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A Devilish Native Experience

Tassie Devil released into the wild

This week our Natives Keeping Team at Monarto Zoo was involved with a very special project. Reuben, one of our male Tasmanian Devils, was chosen for wild-release in Tasmania as part of the Wild Devil Recovery Project. Listed as endangered in…

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Puppy love at Monarto Zoo

There’s a new top dog at Monarto Zoo – or rather four! We are excited to announce the arrival of four adorable African Wild Dog puppies. Born to mum, Kibi, and dad, Jengo, on 13 January 2016, the perfect puppies…

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Future Not So Blue For Rare Reptile!

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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Enzi the Adventurous!

Monarto Zoo Senior Primate Keeper Laura Hanley shares how our adorable chimp infant Enzi is growing up before our eyes! Each day Enzi is getting more mobile and adventurous. At nearly four and a half months old, he’s growing up fast!…

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Brave Boon

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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Second Bundle of Joy for Monarto Chimps

Monarto Zoo is celebrating the birth of a Chimpanzee infant, born the evening of Monday 19 October to seasoned mum Zombi. The male infant is the second Chimpanzee infant born at the zoo in recent weeks. A male infant, Boon,…

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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