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Pokémon GO takes over Adelaide Zoo

More than 100 new species – of the virtual variety – have moved into Adelaide Zoo. 

As Pokémon GO fever takes over Adelaide, fans of the game have an exciting place to expand their Pokédex.
To help Pokémon trainers ‘catch ‘em all’, Adelaide Zoo has released a special edition downloadable Pokémon GO map for users to track down nearly 20 Pokéstops within the zoo grounds.

Adelaide Zoo is a veritable treasure trove of Pokéstops, home to 17 virtual places to stock up on Poké supplies, such as Pokéballs.

A Pokémon Gym, where users can virtually battle their Pokémon against those of other users, is also located at the historic Elephant House.

Adelaide Zoo provides the perfect family-friendly and safe environment to expand your Pokémon family.

Don’t forget to look up from your phone while you’re here, there’s plenty of amazing real animals to see along the way!

Plus, with our awesome school holiday program featuring lots of exciting activities to keep your little monkeys entertained, there’s no better time to visit Adelaide Zoo.

These school holidays, brave the cold to learn about the small animals that call Adelaide Zoo home! With the exciting arrival of Obi, the one-year-old Pygmy Hippo, Adelaide Zoo will celebrate some of the smallest residents while taking a look at our conservation efforts to ensure these tiny species are here for many years to come.

For those who haven’t heard of Pokémon Go, the game uses smart phone GPS mapping and augmented reality to allow users to explore the real world to look for Pokémon to capture, and then battle other users.

AZ map Pokestops

Download your special edition downloadable Pokémon Go map here.


Roll on July when Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo starts as part of Illuminate Adelaide.

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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