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Boy inspecting a stick insect
Girl inspecting a stick insect
Boy inspecting a stick insect

Tiny creatures, big personalities!

Join our knowledgeable keepers and experience a world where tiny creatures rule! Inspect (and maybe even hold!) our fascinating stick insects and learn about how important they are in keeping our ecosystems healthy.

Whether you’re young, old, an insect-lover or not-so-sure about creepy crawlies, we’ll teach you how to appreciate these unique animals and how to become an insect inspector at home!

Highlights of this experience

  • Meet our stick insects and other incredible creatures in the ‘Envirodome’
  • Hear from keepers about their unique abilities and role in our ecosystem

Female Titan Stick-Insects can lay up to 2000 eggs during their lifetime! Stick insect babies then hatch amongst the mulch and leaf litter with the help of ants, who previously carried the eggs to the safety of their nest to consume the tasty outer part.

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

Australia is home to approximately 150 species of stick insects. Most naturally found in the forests along the Queensland and New South Wales coast, they are completely harmless and rely on the mastery of camouflage to escape predators.

By purchasing a ticket to our Inspect an Insect encounter at Adelaide Zoo, you are not only supporting the incredible species in our care, you’re also helping us raise awareness and valuable funds to safeguard their wild cousins. Part of the income generated from our Animal Experiences contributes to the work Zoos SA does in support of a wide number of conservation programs both within and beyond our gates.

Want to get involved? You can help!

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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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