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More than just delicious: creating healthy and nutritious diets for the animals of Adelaide Zoo

Formulating diets for all of the different species at Adelaide Zoo is a complex, tricky and fascinating business. During this exclusive online event, the nutritionists and keepers at Adelaide Zoo will take you through the science and processes involved in formulating the diets of a wide variety of animals, from the largest carnivores to the tiniest insects.

Join us as we explore all the different factors that go into making up a delicious and nutritious animal diet, including:

  • What, how and where different species would usually eat in the wild and how we can replicate this in a zoo setting
  • How an animal’s physiology, and whether they are a herbivore, omnivore or carnivore, affects their diet
  • Any important species-specific nutritional recommendations or closely-related physiological models that can be used to help shape their nutrition plan
  • How our teams use analysis software to help formulate our animals’ diets

Participants will also see unique, behind-the-scenes footage of how we sustainably grow, source and store non-toxic food for our animals, even growing some of it right here onsite.

Have any questions for our knowledgeable staff? An exclusive Q&A session at the end of the presentation will provide you with the opportunity to learn more about this fascinating scientific field. See you online soon, and remember to bring your appetites!

Register now!

Register for our science week event 'More than just delicious: creating healthy and nutritious diets for the animals of Adelaide Zoo'. You will receive a link to this online event via email in the lead up to this event.
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August 25
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Registrations will open soon!



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