Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park are now open and you must book a ticket prior to your visit. Following SA Health directions, face masks are now mandatory at all times while visiting. Read More
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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Otter pups venture out into habitat

Brace yourselves for the most otter-ly adorable thing on the internet today. Adelaide Zoo’s little otter pups have been spotted exploring their habitat and even having their first swim! The two young pups were born to first-time parents Kalaya and…

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Variety Children’s Zoo construction begins

We are thrilled to announce construction for Adelaide Zoo’s exciting new Variety Children’s Zoo will begin today! The $1.1 million project will have kids connecting to nature like never before thanks to the interactive and immersive precinct connected to the…

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Adelaide Zoo Banks Cockatoo

Banks makes his Free Flight debut!

Adelaide Zoo’s Free Flight Flying Colours bird show has welcomed a new feathered star! We’re excited to let you know beloved Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Banks recently made his Free Flight debut after months of enriching training with the Nature Theatre…

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Rhino iguanas Adelaide Zoo

A change of scenery for Ziggy and Stardust

Adelaide Zoo’s resident Rhinoceros Iguanas have moved house! Male Ziggy and female Stardust recently made the move from their old home in the Nocturnal House to an exhibit near our Maned Wolves, Australian Sea Lions and Meerkats. The pair are…

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Birthday bonanza at Adelaide Zoo

This week, Adelaide Zoo celebrated a baboon and lion birthday! We kicked off our birthday bonanza with the Hamadryas Baboon troop when female Chappi turned 16-years-old! Even though it was her special day, Chappi was spotted giving the rest of…

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Adelaide Zoo barking owl

Owl grown up

Two ador-owl-ble new faces have joined the Adelaide Zoo family! Meet Owlbert Einstein and Owl Pacino, a pair of adorable Barking Owls that were hand raised by Adelaide Zoo Keeper Michelle Birkett.  Born in September last year at Gorge Wildlife…

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Meerkats pups visit with the vet

Two litters of meerkats have been given a clean bill of health after their visit at Adelaide Zoo’s Animal Health Centre. One by one, the eight adorable little meerkats were weighed, microchipped and had their teeth, digits and general health…

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Today’s Teddy Bears Picnic saw Wang Wang and Fu Ni have some pawsome fun for their birthdays. Thanks to…

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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