Coronavirus (COVID 19) update on catering partners and animal experiences – 19 March

Our latest update includes details about our catering partners and the latest information regarding our animal experiences and behind-the-scenes tours.

Catering update

• From Friday 20th March Quality Catering will operate Fig Tree Café at Adelaide Zoo instead of Wisteria (until the end of April 2020). The Fig Tree Café will provide more opportunity for open air seating and assist in the recommendation of greater social distancing.
• All non-essential indoor gatherings for functions over 100 people have been either cancelled or postponed with our caterers.
• Non-essential outdoor gatherings that fit within the current recommendation of less than 500 people will continue, this includes wedding ceremonies (most under 100 people) that are scheduled in outdoor areas such as the central lawns, but with recommendations to clients regarding increasing the social distancing at these events.
• Our caterers across both sites have implemented additional hygiene practices.
• We will continue to be guided by the government and Health Department recommendations and continue to liaise with our catering partners on updates.

Animal Experiences and Behind The Scenes Tours

The following experiences are either cancelled or had numbers reduced effective from Saturday 21st March;

Monarto Safari Park
• Keeper for a Morning
• Keeper for a Day
• Meet the Chimps
• Lions & Wines

Reduced capacity
• Giraffe Safari – reduced to 6 guests
• L360 – reduced to 20 guests per tour
• Rhino Express – reduced to 6 guest per tour

Adelaide Zoo
• All Primate tours
• VIP Panda tour
• Keeper for a Day

Reduced capacity
• Panda & Friends – reduced to 20 guests
• Tiger Encounter – reduced to 4 guests

Giraffe Feeding experience – increased from 3 days to 7 days.


The day is here!Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre is open to the public from 9.30am. #thewildiscalling

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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