Adelaide Zoo
Black-and-white Colobus adult with infant clinging to chest. Infant is completely white.

Black-and-white Colobus Birth

Adelaide Zoo is thrilled to announce the pitter patter of paws has grown with a special new arrival. On Monday 27 November a Black-and-white Colobus was born. Senior Keeper of Primates at Adelaide Zoo, Pij Olijnyk, said mum Zamba and…

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Photo of giraffe with text wild wrap up overlayed

Wild Wrap-up!

So, Spotify’s global artist racked up 26.1 billion global streams this year. We see you Taylor Swift and we raise you – our Wild Wrap Up! We’ve connected thousands of people with nature, welcomed hundreds of special babies to the…

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Volunteers handing out treats to guests at Boo at the Zoo

Volunteer at Boo at the Zoo

Our Boo at the Zoo Halloween event is rapidly approaching! We are looking for a team of volunteers to help serve treats – not tricks – to our spooktacular guests! Work alongside our team of dedicated volunteers and staff to…

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Primates make a perfect catch for Pij

The ninth International Zookeeper Day is held on Wednesday October 4 in honour of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Zookeeper Day celebrates the people who make it their life’s work to care for animals, whether at…

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Wild times for Adelaide Zoo’s 140th birthday

Adelaide Zoo has celebrated its 140th birthday with a wild party for visitors. While the species at the zoo scavenged, scurried and scarpered amongst special birthday-themed enrichment, including a replica of the elephant house and large 140 numbers, zoo-goers were treated…

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Bundles of Easter joy at Zoos SA

The Easter Bilby has visited the furry, feathered and scaly residents at Zoo SA to bring some special treats to celebrate the long weekend. Along with colourful Easter enrichment items created by Zoos SA’s Behaviour and Environmental Enrichment of Zoo…

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Turtlely awesome tale of teamwork

Wildlife organisations come together to rescue Green Turtle A very spe-shell visitor has popped into Adelaide Zoo for some rest and recuperation. Last week, teams from Zoos SA, the Department for Environment and Water, the Wildlife Welfare Organisation SA Inc….

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Giraffe reaching down to nuzzle with smaller giraffe calf at Adelaide Zoo giraffe yard

Giraffe calf gets his name

Meet Matumi! Adelaide Zoo’s leggy seven-week-old giraffe calf has been given the perfect moniker thanks to a public naming competition. The little calf made his official debut out and about at Adelaide Zoo today, where Assistant Curator of Ungulates and…

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Hoppy Lunar New Year!

Hoppy Lunar New Year! Today marks the beginning of the lunar calendar year and in 2023, we welcome in the Year of the Rabbit. Signifying new beginnings and overcoming obstacles, Adelaide Zoo’s three rabbits, Basil, Pepper and Rocket, celebrated the…

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Giraffe calf arrives at Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo has a new long-legged arrival! Yesterday, Monarto Safari Park welcomed its fifth calf within a year to 17-year-old Thula. While initial signs of bonding between mum and bub were promising, it was apparent this morning that the calf…

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Santa Paws is coming to town!

He’s made his list, checked it twice and now Santa Paws has paid a special Christmas Eve visit to Zoos SA. The big man in red had some extra help from the volunteer BEEZA (Behaviour and Environmental Enrichment of Zoo…

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Brush-tailed Bettong joey makes his debut

You can ‘bettong’ this making your Friday! A critically-endangered Brush-tailed Bettong joey has made his debut in the Adelaide Zoo Nocturnal House. The fluffy five-month-old joey is the offspring of five-year-old Truffles and 13-year-old Rambo, who has become well-known as an…

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