Joey joy for critically-endangered species

An adorable bettong joey has bounced his way into the hearts of Adelaide Zoo keepers and brought hope for his critically-endangered species. Keepers were delighted to spot the little Brush-tailed Bettong in the pouch of five-year-old Truffles last month. Now…

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Eggstatic about Easter animal enrichment!

Happy Easter Sunday! The Easter bilby has paid a seasonal visit to a variety of animals at both Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park, sharing wonderful Easter-themed enrichment created by the BEEZA group. Keepers treated their furry friends to Easter-themed…

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Phascogales cross border in bid to save species

Fourteen locally extinct Red-tailed phascogales have been reintroduced to Mallee Cliffs National Park in western New South Wales this week in a partnership between Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Zoos SA. The 12…

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Kluet’s toothy check-up full of heart

It’s not often that specialists make a house call, but for one resident of Adelaide Zoo, they made an exception. Adelaide Zoo’s Sumatran orangutan, Kluet, was recently visited by North Adelaide Dental Care at the Zoo’s Animal Health Centre to…

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Tawny by name, tawny by nature

Adelaide Zoo’s little Tawny Frogmouth chick has chosen it’s own name! Keepers were very egg-cited to see what the little one would select between Groot and Barkely. With each name in a bowl of it’s favourite snack, the chick was…

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Azizi celebrates his first birthday

Celebrations certainly hit the spot today as Adelaide Zoo hosted male giraffe Azizi’s first birthday. A special keeper talk at the Giraffe Exhibit was followed a rendition of Happy Birthday sung by the crowd with the birthday boy zooming around…

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Kembali’s stripes in working order!

Adelaide Zoo’s veterinary team has performed a general health check on seven-year-old Sumatran Tiger, Kembali. The zoo’s dedicated team performed the check with Kembali under general anaesthetic in the Animal Health Centre. Adelaide Zoo Veterinarian, Dr David McLelland, said the…

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Happy 20th Birthday Benoky!

Today we are celebrating Benoky the Ring-tailed lemur who is turning the big 20 today! If you thought you knew everything there was to know about Ring-tailed lemurs, have a read through these fun facts and test your knowledge! Benoky…

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Spring has sprung for Fu Ni and Wang Wang

Spring has sprung, which for Giant Pandas Fu Ni and Wang Wang means one thing: breeding season. Much the same as last year, COVID-19 travel restrictions mean that a reproductive specialist from the China Conservation and Research Centre for the…

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Dingo duo debut at Adelaide Zoo 

School holidays got off to a howlingly great start as two dingo pups made their ‘Dingo Debut’ at Adelaide Zoo. “The transition to their new exhibit this morning went really well,” said Michelle Birkett, Senior Keeper Nature Theatre, Adelaide Zoo….

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Mishry makes her debut at Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo is excited to announce that Mishry, a two-year-old Red Panda, has moved into the Bamboo Forest exhibit at Adelaide Zoo. “Mishry arrived on the 13th April from Tarongo Zoo. She spent four weeks in quarantine and has now…

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Farewell to Rhani

As well as being loved, the animals at Adelaide Zoo are powerful ambassadors for their cousins in the wild. We are therefore deeply saddened to share with you the sudden passing of Rhani, our 13-year-old female Sumatran Tiger. Rhani’s condition…

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Golden names for Golden Lion Tamarins!

We have our names! In early December 2020, proud parents Arella and Roscoe the Golden Lion-tamarins welcomed three adorable babies to the family. Typically, breeding Golden Lion-tamarins deliver two infants in each of their twice annual breeding seasons, so the…

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Happy New Year from Adelaide Zoo!

What a year! We think 2020 is best summed-up in prose, but before we get to that we’d like to say a giraffe-sized thank you to our incredible visitors, sponsors and supporters of 2020. We wouldn’t have got through it…

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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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