Adelaide Zoo

Greater Bilby facing to the right alongside graphic with easter eggs. Text reads 'Easter at the zoo!'

We’re open all Easter weekend, including public holidays

Friday 29 March – Monday 1 April

Bounce in with the family, friends or your someone special to help us celebrate Australia’s very own native ‘Easter Bunny’ – the beloved but threatened Greater Bilby!

This adorable little marsupial is a symbol of hope for native wildlife and here at Zoos SA, we are working hard to protect this bouncing bandicoot from extinction.

Come along to spend the weekend surrounded by wildlife, join in the Easter egg hunt and get colouring to show your love for bilbies.

Easter egg hunt

Find three of the six giant Easter eggs, designed by artist James Parker, hidden around the zoo. Write down their locations to collect a free chocolate bilby from the Zoo Shop.

Ages 14 and under. While stocks last.

James Parker is a multi-disciplined artist who works primarily as an artist in residence within the public and private school systems. He has his own visual arts practice and has been exhibiting since 1997 concentrating on drawing, printmaking and bookmaking. He also works with both the film and commercial industries, and with other adult and children’s organisations. He started his full-time arts practice in 1994 after years working in vineyards and shearing sheds: things that still inform his hands-on approach to art. He has worked with Adelaide Zoo for six years designing and installing Boo at the Zoo.

Greater Bilby talks

Easter Sunday and Monday at 11am
Nocturnal House

Get to know the unique personalities of the beautiful Greater Bilbies of Adelaide Zoo.

Watch up close as they enjoy some special treats and ask all of your bilby-related questions from a keeper.

Black and white illustrated cartoon bilby painting a giant easter egg

Colouring-in competition

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Melba’s Chocolates to offer two little artists (aged 12 and under) the chance to win the ultimate Easter prize stocked with yummy goodies.

Download the colouring page and follow the instructions to enter.

Download

Bilby conservation

Greater Bilby populations have been devastated by predators like feral cats and foxes with less than 10,000 estimated to remain in the wild.

Zoos SA initiated a breeding program in 1994 for Greater Bilbies and have bred more than 200 individuals. These bilbies have remained at Adelaide Zoo or Monarto Safari Park to continue the program, or have joined over 90 released back into the wild as part of vital recovery projects.

Help ensure these lovable long-eared marsupials have a bright future by adopting a bilby today, or purchase a delicious Melba’s Chocolate Bilby from the Zoo Shop with part proceeds supporting conversation.

Adopt a bilby

Other Events

Plastic jar of honey with yellow lid laying down on a wooden board alongside a honey dipper drizzled in honey

Buzz Honey free tasting

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