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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Busy month for Sumatran Orangutans

With a health check, birthday party and a whole lot of hot weather fun, it’s been a busy few weeks for our Sumatran Orangutans! Orangutans share 97 per cent of our DNA and many scientists consider the species to be…

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Colossal new species roars into Adelaide Zoo

Brace yourselves – after 65 million years the dinosaurs are back! Today, keepers are in the final stages of welcoming a number of colossal new species to Adelaide Zoo. Brought to Adelaide in shipping containers, keepers are almost ready to unleash…

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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 share 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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The day is here!Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre is open to the public from 9.30am. #thewildiscalling

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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