Raising awareness for Radiated Tortoise trafficking

It’s been just six months since more than 10,000 stolen Radiated Tortoises were found living in squalor in Madagascar. Now in a heartbreaking new discovery, the Madagascan government has rescued a further 7,347 tortoises that were poached from illegal wildlife traffickers….

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Spooky animal fun facts

We’re gearing up to get scared silly this Halloween with Boo at the Zoo and Zooflix! To celebrate this spine-tingling holiday, we’re dishing up some fun facts about the scariest animals that call Adelaide Zoo home. Let’s kick it off with…

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Wombat stopover Adelaide Zoo

Stopover at Hotel Adelaide Zoo

Hotel Adelaide Zoo is open and ready for guests of the fluffy wombat variety. We’ve had some very special visitors at Adelaide Zoo recently with a wombat pair stopping in for a brief stay before making their way to Longleat…

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New cat on the block at Adelaide Zoo

The newest addition to the growing feline family is ready to make his public debut! Three-year-old Sumatran Tiger Kembali reached his new home in winter after making the journey from Hamilton Zoo in New Zealand. Upon arrival, the handsome boy…

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Wang Wang big screen debut

Giant Panda breeding update

Adelaide Zoo’s Giant Panda breeding season has officially come to a close for the year. Keepers and veterinarians have worked around the clock over the past four days to support Wang Wang and Fu Ni during their short, yearly reproductive…

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Giant Panda breeding season on the horizon

With spring now upon us, Adelaide Zoo’s Giant Pandas are signalling they are within days of their highly anticipated annual breeding season. The veterinary and keeping teams are finalising preparations as all physiological and behavioural signs indicate Wang Wang and…

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Goat kids Adelaide Zoo

New kids on the block at Adelaide Zoo

Our dedicated Children’s Zoo keepers are excited to announce the recent birth of three adorable goat kids! Amazingly all born on the same day, August 26, to mums Kiwi, Pippi and Millie, the three tiny kids have been delighting keepers…

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Baby baboon born at Adelaide Zoo!

It’s all smiles and celebrations here at Adelaide Zoo thanks to the birth of a beautiful baby Hamadryas Baboon! Arriving in the early hours on Saturday morning, August 25, this adorable infant was born to parents Chappi and Horus. Adelaide…

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Adelaide Zoo Spotted Hyenas arrival

Two Spotted Hyenas join our wild family

Adelaide Zoo has welcomed two new Spotted Hyenas to its wild family, the first time the species has been at Adelaide Zoo in over forty years. Father and son duo, fifteen-year-old Gamba and three-year-old Mkoko, made their public debut yesterday…

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Karta's guard post completion

Karta’s Sumatran guard post is complete

We’re thrilled to spare some special news. As many of you will remember, following Karta the Sumatran Orangutan’s sudden and heartbreaking passing in 2017, we set out to remember her in a very special way. We thought about traditional memorials…

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Adelaide Zoo penguin eggs

A surprise egg for Adelaide Zoo!

Our Little Penguin colony is set to grow with the exciting discovery of a new egg! Keepers are hoping to hear the flip flop of little penguin feet after finding expectant mum Grolsh sitting on an egg last month. The…

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Rhani makes her public debut!

The newest big cat to hit Adelaide Zoo is ready to show off her stripes. After travelling from the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra, the 11-year-old Sumatran Tiger Rhani was welcomed to the Adelaide Zoo family on 22 March….

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A big adventure for our newest big cat

We’re excited to share the news that Rhani, our newest Sumatran Tiger, can now call Adelaide Zoo home. The eleven-year-old female arrived on 22 March after making the long journey from National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra. Rhani was accompanied…

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Early surprise for a rare little tortoise

Our reptile team received an early surprise at the start of the month with the first Western Swamp Tortoise for the season hatching – months before their usual hatch season! Hatching on 1 February, the tiny tortoise surprised keepers, who…

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Fu Ni experiences pseudo pregnancy

Based on hormone tests and behavioural observations, the window has now passed during which time Adelaide Zoo’s Giant Panda Fu Ni would have given birth. Late last week, Fu Ni’s urinary progesterone level – a hormone associated with pregnancy –…

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Meet Willow the Blackbuck!

There’s a gorgeous new face at Adelaide Zoo: Willow the adorable Blackbuck calf! Born on 6 November last year, two-month-old Willow is busy learning the business of being a Blackbuck and delighting keepers with her playful antics. As a growing…

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Meerkat triplets!

It seems three’s a charm for our ever-growing Meerkat mob, with Minie and Swazi welcoming their third littler for 2017  – triplets! Born on Christmas Eve, the week-old pups are the third litter born to parents Minie and Swazi. In…

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Saving our gentle giants

Experts are calling it the silent extinction. Kimya and Dharba at Adelaide Zoo As the world’s tallest animal, and easily one of the most recognisable around the globe, it’s hard to fathom that we could be losing giraffe right before…

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Spring has sprung at Adelaide Zoo

‘Awwws’ are ringing loud and clear around Adelaide Zoo with lots of new faces joining the family last month! With the pitter-patter of little feet all over the zoo, Adelaide Zoo turned into a maternity ward with lots of adorable…

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Paws crossed for a Giant Panda cub

After three successful artificial insemination procedures, Wang Wang and Fu Ni have a better chance than ever of becoming parents. Adelaide Zoo veterinarians and keepers have been busy over the past four days supporting Wang Wang and Fu Ni during…

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Giant Panda breeding season imminent

Spring is in the air and all signs indicate Adelaide Zoo’s Giant Pandas are close to entering their annual breeding season. Adelaide Zoo’s veterinary and keeping teams are finalising preparations as physiological and behavioural signs show Wang Wang and Fu…

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Giant Panda Fu Ni enjoys her paper mache cake!

An epic panda party for Wang Wang and Fu Ni!

It’s panda party time at Adelaide Zoo as we celebrate the birthdays of Wang Wang and Fu Ni! Today, Australia’s only Giant Pandas will be treated to an epic birthday bash, complete with birthday cakes, presents, decorations and Wang Wang’s…

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Meet Truffles the Brush-tailed Bettong

Once found across much of mainland South Australia, predation by feral animals saw the wild Brush-tailed Bettong population restricted to three populations in south-west Western Australia in the 1970s. As a conservation charity, we’re proud to be doing our part to secure…

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Adelaide Zoo Farewells Susie

Adelaide Zoo is celebrating the life of Susie, the oldest female hippo currently on record in the world. The difficult decision was made to humanely put Susie to sleep on Thursday, 20 July, as she had a number of significant…

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Farewelling Australia’s last sloth

Adelaide Zoo is celebrating the life of one of its most iconic and oldest residents, Australia’s last sloth, Miss C the Hoffmann’s Two-toed Sloth. The difficult decision was made to humanely put Miss C to sleep late on Friday, 2…

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It’s time to rethink the modern zoo

What do the Pygmy Blue-Tongue Lizard, Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby and Przewalski’s Horse all have in common? Well, for one thing they’ve all been on the brink of extinction; for another, they very likely wouldn’t be around today if not for the…

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Western Swamp Tortoise breeding success

Hope for a tiny tortoise

Adelaide Zoo is celebrating a successful breeding season for the critically endangered Western Swamp Tortoise, with four hatchlings joining the family this year! Hatching at Adelaide Zoo over the last three months, these tiny tortoises will play an important role…

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Volunteering at Adelaide Zoo

It takes a very special kind of person to dedicate time and energy to a cause they’re passionate about, and amazing volunteer guide Shelley Tozer is one of them! Shelley does a brilliant job teaching people, young and old, about…

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She may look small now, but this little one is drinking 16 litres of milk a day and is set to double her size withi… https://t.co/hMLmJhxxez

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