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The Zoos SA Rhino Gala is sold out!

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Zoos SA’s Rhino Gala Dinner with special guests Anna Meares and the voice of cycling and Rhino conservationist Phil Liggett.

Join us for a bespoke evening at Adelaide Zoo to raise vital funds for the endangered Southern White Rhino. Hosted by Channel Nine’s Brenton Ragless, proceeds assist Zoos SA to relocate Rhinos from South Africa to Monarto Zoo and build the infrastructure necessary to safeguard the species.

More than 1,300 rhinos were poached last year in South Africa alone, and we’ve nearly reached the tipping point where more rhinos are poached each year than are born.
At the current rate of poaching, rhinos in the wild will be extinct by 2024. To save the rhino, we must increase our efforts to safeguard and breed rhinos in protected places. It is hoped that the first rhinos will be relocated in the next twelve months, but we need your help to make this happen.

Live and silent auction hosted by Turner Real Estate.

Friday 13th January 2017 – 6.30pm till late

Dress code: Dapper, Formal

Tickets $220 per person

Secure your tickets

Telephone bookings can be made during business hours, Monday to Friday by calling: (08) 8267 3255.

For bookings at other times, please complete the below form and we will contact you to complete the reservation.

  • Please select the appropriate date to receive a call from our bookings team to confirm the reservation.


To register for the Rhino Gala auction, please follow the instructions below.

Remember, even if you can’t attend the event, you can still register for the silent auction. Proceeds will assist Zoos SA to relocate rhinos from South Africa to Monarto Zoo and build the infrastructure necessary to safeguard the rhinos.

Auction items include but are not limited to:
– Naming rights to the first born Southern White Rhino
– Chimpanzee art signed by Jane Goodall
– Hire of a corporate suite Adelaide Oval for football or cricket
– Plus, many more!

Click here to see current auction items.

Please follow the instructions below to register:

To register via SMS
1. Text: zoossa followed by your full name
2. To: 0458 678 678
3. Example: zoossa Jane Sample
4. Follow the registration link you are sent from GalaBid to login and place bids.
Please note: capitals are not needed

To Register via browser
1. Visit:
2. Click on the ‘register’ button
3. Enter your details and click ‘submit’.
4. You will then receive a text to your mobile phone with the link to the auction catalogue and a passcode. Use the passcode to login on any browser or click the link in the text to be automatically logged in on the browser on your smart phone. You are now ready to bid.

Don’t have a smart phone?
1. Register as above, then you will be able to place bids via SMS or via your browser
2. Text bids to the same number 0458 678 678
3. Enter the amount in without any symbols followed by the letter ‘L’ and the Item number with no spaces between.
Example: to bid $ 99 on item 33 , Text: 99L33

To raise vital funds to save the endangered Southern White Rhino, please book your tickets today or register for the silent auction!



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Frome Road
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
+ 61 8 8267 3255


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08 8267 3255

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