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Koala looking at woman at Adelaide Zoo
Koala sitting in gum tree at Adelaide Zoo
Koala looking at woman at Adelaide Zoo

Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have suspended the sale of date-specific tickets to this animal experience until further notice. However, you can purchase a non-date-specific voucher.

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Come and hang with our adorable koala duo!

Want to get up close to some amazing koalas just minutes from the Adelaide CBD? Then come and meet our beautiful koala duo, Sophie and Louise!

Go behind the scenes in the girls’ exhibit and learn from their dedicated keepers about what makes this iconic Australian species so special.

Feed them a nutritious treat and perhaps even give them a pat on the back.

Highlights of this experience

  • Feed branches of fresh gum leaves to the koalas
  • Meet our resident Echidna and Long-nosed Potoroos
  • If you’re lucky, get the chance to feel Sophie or Louise’s soft fur

Although often referred to as a “koala bear,” these fluffy animals are not bears but, marsupials, or pouched mammals, and are closely related to the wombat.

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

By purchasing a ticket to our Koala Encounter, you’re 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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Update: Both Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park will reopen Monday 23 November. For full details: https://t.co/xFBy8Mq3Xh

About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

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