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Vale Brutus Adelaide Zoo

Vale Brutus

Celebrating and farewelling Adelaide Zoo’s last Hippopotamus ‘Brutus’, 18 May 1965 – 7 May 2020 Written by Matt Golebiowski with contributions made by Henryk Maddon, Mary Johnson, Amy Nelson, Heather Guy, Kat Moore, Shontel Barton, Liza Moser, Nathan Langley, Jade…

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Adelaide Zoo bushfire Wildlife Conservation Fund

We need your help to protect bushfire-affected wildlife

Ecologists estimate we’ve lost over one billion Australian animals – mammals, birds and reptiles – since the catastrophic blazes gripping the country began, with untold others sick, injured, suffering and displaced. The animals that have survived now face a tough time ahead, having…

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Adelaide Zoo Christmas 2019 meerkat

Merry Christmas and thank you!

It’s Christmas, friends! The year is almost over and we’d like to say a huge thank you to our incredible wild family for helping us connect more people than ever before to nature and continue to save amazing species from…

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Golden Lion-tamarin Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo welcomes a new golden face!

Have you spotted the newest ball of fluff to join the Golden Lion-tamarin troop yet? Welcomed to experienced parents Roscoe and Arella in September, the young tamarin cutie has been busy exploring the tamarin tunnels with the rest of the…

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Kimya giraffe Adelaide Zoo

Getting Kimya ready for her new home

If you’ve visited Adelaide Zoo lately, you might have seen some fascinating training sessions taking place in our Giraffe House. We’re currently undertaking training with Kimya, our fifteen-year-old Giraffe, to get her ready for her move to her new home…

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Adelaide Zoo welcomes two Pig-nosed Turtles

There are two new reptiles in town and everyone ‘nose’ this species is turtle-y awesome! Last month, Adelaide Zoo became home to two adorable male Pig-nosed Turtles named Nitmi and Mirdawarr. This interesting freshwater species gets its name thanks to its…

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Gamba the Hyaena celebrates his 16th birthday

Hip hip hooray, it’s our hyaena’s special day! Today, Adelaide Zoo keepers treated resident hyaena Gamba to some special enrichment to celebrate his 16th birthday. To mark the special day, Gamba and his son Mkoko were presented with a birthday…

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Plastic Adelaide Zoo

It’s time to ditch the plastic habit

It’s no secret that plastic is wreaking havoc on our wildlife. We’re sure you’ve heard the horrifying statistics: 95% of packaging is discarded after a single use; 85% of Australian seabirds are affected by plastic pollution; by 2050 the ocean…

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Medical check-up for Mandrill at Adelaide Zoo

The Adelaide Zoo vet team gave Tabah the Mandrill a thorough physical examination when he visited the Animal Health Centre today! This morning, the 14-year-old male underwent a general anesthetic while vets gave him a  health check, took comprehensive blood tests,…

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Naming announcement for otter pups

Our otter pups have been busy stealing the hearts of visitors and keepers alike over their first few months of life. From their first health check to their first swims and all the milestones in between, it’s been SO special…

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Birthday bonanza for Squirrel Monkeys

There’s been loads of monkey business at Adelaide Zoo thanks to a very special joint birthday party! This week, celebrations have been in full swing for the squirrel monkey bachelor group as they partied for Cheche’s seventh birthday and Benito’s…

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#MonartoSafariPark's African Lion pride grows to ten after the adorable introduction of the male lions to our cubs… https://t.co/3TBb7VmE53

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